Thursday, July 18, 2013

Join Me At SLIG 2014 For Some Social History

**Gena's note: The following is an announcement from the Utah Genealogical Association. I hope you will consider joining me at SLIG in January 2014. To register go to

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is Adding a New Course!

More Information can be found at

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy has added a new course: Utilizing Social History in Your Research with Gena Philibert-Ortega.

Genealogy is so much more than names and dates on a chart.  By adding information about our ancestor's everyday lives we can learn more about what their lives were like and even interest the non-genealogists in our families. When we learn more about their everyday lives we can  uncover rich resources that are unique to genealogical research. This course will look beyond the typical genealogy sources and concentrate on ways that genealogists can bring their ancestor's story to life.

The new course is an exciting addition and will include the following classes:

* Introduction to Social History  (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* Finding Images to Tell Your Ancestor's Story (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* Newspaper Research for the 21st Century (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* Finding Social History in Digitized Books (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* Social History Through the Ages: Sources for Social History from the Colonial Period to World War II (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* Almanacs, Cookbooks, and Quilts: Unusual Sources for Your Genealogy (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* They Ate What?: Peacocks, Oysters and Green Jello, What Your Ancestor Ate for Dinner (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* Telling Your Ancestor's Civil War Story (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* The Secret Lives of Women: Researching Women’s Lives Using the Sources They Left Behind (Gena Philibert-Ortega)

* The Games People Played: Leisure Activities of Our Ancestors (Jean Wilcox Hibben)

* How the Music and Instruments of Your Ancestors are Relevant to Family History Research (Jean Wilcox Hibben)

* Shaking the Myth: Proving/Disproving Family Legends (Jean Wilcox Hibben)

* Turning Genealogy into Family History: Creating Stories from Stats (Jean Wilcox Hibben)

* Arriving in the New World: How Our Immigrant Ancestors Coped in their New Home (Jean Wilcox Hibben)

* Treasures of the Family History Library - How to Find Hidden Gems to Connect Your Family Dots (Luana Darby)

* Archives and Their Collections - Adding Community History to Your Family (Luana Darby)

* The Experiences of Migration: The Adventures, the Troubles and the New Beginnings (Beverly Rice)

* Women’s Lives: Constrained by Society and Laws (Beverly Rice)

* Exploring the Library of Congress Online or Onsite (Pamela Boyer Sayre)

1 comment:

Mariann said...

Sigh. Sounds wonderful! Nineteen different classes is already an ambitious course, and I'm sure you are completely prepared for all the classes you will teach!