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Special Opportunity at SLIG

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Dear ICAPGen professional,
Enrollment for the Project Management course to be held in January 2020 at the SLIG Academy for Professionals is dangerously low. We are asking for our help – in the way of referrals or personal registrations to ensure that the course does not need to be cancelled.
Since the course outline and the faculty teaching the course are so amazing, we suspect the situation has to do with the “unknowns” – faculty not known or normally seen on the speaking circuit in our industry. They were purposely selected, however, because they are each working full-time in the industry using these skills successfully on a daily basis.
The following blog post introduces those faculty members and their important roles in the industry: Naturally, the information gleaned from this course will help anyone better manage genealogical projects, whether for personal work, client-work, a small business, or as a project manager in the corporate world.
We invite you or your friends to register for this course by midnight, Wed., Sept. 25th in order to receive a $76 credit to cover one guest ticket each to the commemorative breakfast and closing lunch – or to be used toward the purchase of SLIG swag if preferred. (This offer obviously applies only to this particular course.)
Once registered, please reach out to me at the email address below to arrange for the credit to be applied.
Elevate your Genealogical Education to New Heights
Peg A. Ivanyo, Director
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)

Call for Participants at Inaugural Conference for the Association of Genealogy Educators and Schools (AGES)

big news

A new organization – Association of Genealogy Educators and Schools (AGES) – will be holding its inaugural conference February 26th, during RootsTech 2020.  We invite you to submit proposals to be a part of this pioneering event.  The conference will consist of multiple breakout sessions and group discussions.  Proposals are due September 30th.  Click here for details, and please spread the word!

Founding Board members for this new organization include two Accredited Genealogist® professionals, Jill Crandell, and Amy Harris.  The full Board includes:

  • Jill Crandell, MA, AG, Director of the Center for Family History and Genealogy and Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brigham Young University
  • Jacques du Plessis, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Amy Harris, PhD, AG, Associate Professor, Department of History and Family History BA Program Coordinator, Brigham Young University
  • Tahitia McCabe, MLS, PG Diploma (Genealogical Studies) Course Director for the Masters in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies, University of Strathclyde

According to AGES, here is the mission of their organization:

The Association for Genealogy Educators and Schools (AGES) formed in 2018. AGES brings together the global community of educators and researchers in higher education with an interest in the teaching of genealogy/family history.

Genealogy is becoming an academic discipline in its own right. It is transitioning from being a massively popular hobby or sub-discipline in other academic disciplines such as History or Library Science. The digital and cyber revolution transformed genealogical data use and sharing. The increasing value of DNA testing adds another vital component to the rapid expansion of the landscape of genealogical research. The time has arrived to anchor Genealogy and Family History as its own academic field for both teaching and scholarly research.

AGES will be holding an inaugural conference [26] February 2020. The task at hand will be to develop and establish curricular standards for college- and university-level genealogical instruction and to collectively work at providing resources and support for the discipline. We will also refine the current draft of our bylaws… We invite you to be part of this pioneering event.