Category Archives: Education

“SLIG Academy for Professionals” ICAPGen Scholarship Opportunity

SLIGAcademyYou may be aware that the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) has expanded this year to include SLIG Academy for Professionals.  From the UGA website we read:

“This new program will follow SLIG 2019, beginning on Monday, 21 January, and will focus on professional development topics not offered at SLIG or elsewhere in a week-long, in-depth format. It will open with a special event to commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and end by Friday noon.”

There is still room available in three classes that might be of interest to you as an Accredited Genealogist® professional:

  • Course 2: Public Speaking from Concept to Delivery with Josh Taylor
  • Course 3: Building and Nurturing a Successful Genealogy Business with Jeanne Larzalere Bloom
  • Course 5: Developing and Managing an Effective Institute Course with Mark Lowe

If you have not yet registered for SLIG Academy, ICAPGenSM may have some sponsorship funds to apply to assist with registration costs.  Please contact Dayna Jacobs at for more information.

Two Free DNA Webinars Coming Up

DNA-mediumDNA and genealogy has been a hot topic in the news lately, and if you are wanting to learn more you might be interested in two free webinars coming up May 15th and 17th.  Both are open to the public and start at 7pm MDT.

The DNA Special Interest Group of the Utah Genealogical Association is sponsoring, “Understanding DNA for Genealogy” featuring Jim Brewster of Family Tree DNA.  To register go to  The UGA DNA SIG holds monthly webinars which are generally available to members only, but several per year are open to the public so this is a great opportunity to join in. Archived versions of the DNA SIG webinars are available to UGA members.

The Virtual Chapter of the Utah Genealogical Association is sponsoring, “Welcome to the World of Genetic Genealogy” featuring Stephanie Saylor, a scientist who who will help you get started with the topic.  To register go to   Virtual Chapter webinars are held monthly and are always free and open to the public.  Archived webinars are available to members only.