Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy FAQs
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When is SLIG 2014?
SLIG 2014 will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 13-17, 2014.
How do I register for Institute?
All registrations will be processed online through the UGA website. On June 1, 2013, at 9:00 AM (Mountain Time) a SLIG 2014 Registration menu item will appear on the UGA website in the list on the left side of the website. If you log in as a member first your information will be automatically populated and you will be automatically charged the reduced rate. If you are a non-UGA member you may purchase a membership, register as a non-member, and be refunded the difference. If you have questions please call the main UGA phone number at (801) 259-4172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be given the option to pay by credit card using PayPal (you do not have to have a PayPal account) or by sending a check.
Where is Institute held?
All SLIG courses and events will be held at the Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown, located at 215 W. South Temple. Labs, if applicable, and research facilities will be available at the Family History Library, approximately two blocks northeast of the Radisson. A student study lounge will also be provided at the Radisson, where complimentary internet and plenty of outlets will be available.
When is Institute?
Institute is January 13-17, 2014 with a welcome social and check-in on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
What is a "Track"?
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is organized into 10-12 subjects, called tracks. The foremost experts in the field for each subject provide students with at least twenty hours of in-depth instruction on their topic. The format allows coordinators and instructors to build on the understanding gained from each lecture, building a foundation rather than giving scattered information. Students leave with a much deeper understanding of the topic at hand. While a few tracks are offered each year, most rotate. Visit our future institutes page for more information.
Where should I stay?
We highly recommend staying at the conference hotel, the Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown. Rates and other information is provided under "Acccommodations".
How much is tuition?
Tuition is $375 for UGA members and $425 for everyone else. You MUST be logged in to the members area of the website prior to registering to receive the member discount. It is highly advisable that members check their logins before Saturday, June 1st, and that new members join prior to Saturday as well. These tuition prices are applicable through October 31, 2013 when the early-bird registration expires. (Non-early-bird tuition is $425 for UGA members and $475 for everyone else.) Two payment options have been provided: pay online with your credit card via PayPal or pay via check through the mail. Your place in the course is reserved upon checkout.
What are "Evening Sessions"?
Classes at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy end most days about 3:00 PM to allow registrants time to apply their new skills while researching at the Family History Library. Evening classes are also offered each day at 7:00 PM and 8:15 PM. These classes are outside the main tracks and cover ad-hoc topics. They are available for $10/class and are open to the public.
Why am I having trouble logging into the new website?
The new website utilizes a new login system. The formula for your login is:
Username: In all lowercase, up to the first four letters of your first name + up to the first four letters of your last name, both with no spaces or non-alphabetic characters (such as . or '). So Joshua St. Claire becomes joshstcl, Lee Ann O'Leary becomes leeaolea, and Bo Nanas becomes bonana.
Password: In all lowercase, the first initial of the person’s first name + the first 5 digits of their zip code + the first initial of the person’s last name. i.e. j84110d. Once you log in, you can change your username and password to something you will remember better! Your password should have a minimum of six characters including upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers. Special characters such as #$%@&* are NOT permitted.