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GeneaSpy is an amateur genealogist who attends national, regional, and local genealogical conferences, who likes to take photos and meet people.

Monday, March 6, 2017

SLIG 2017: A Photo Recap; Last Research Day/Travel Day

With the institute now over, I have a full day of free research time at the Family History Library (FHL) and then a completion meeting with the SLIG committee in the late afternoon. I started off by going to the top floor for another free breakfast but they weren't serving any so I went downstairs to the restaurant. I'm glad I did because I saw one of the course coordinators and good friend Genea Philibert-Ortega and we sat down together and had a nice chat during breakfast.

After breakfast, as I was heading out the hotel doors, I saw Jean Wilcox Hibben and Gena Philibert-Ortega loading up their car and getting ready to drive back to California. Of course, I had to take a quick photo of them! They offered to take me to the library and then we said our good-byes.

 Into the library and back to research! I did a little microfilm and book reading, I like blending the two. The atmosphere was different today there and not so busy. There were still several SLIG teachers and students still there. I met up again with my Arizona friends Amy and Leslie there and later we had lunch together. I found some cool books where I found information that I didn't know before.

 At the SLIG completion get together, Peg Ivanyo ordered pizza for all of us! The meeting was a lot different from the others. We were asked, "If you could do anything you want at the next institute, what would it be?" I am paraphrasing here, but it gave us a chance to think. She also asked what worked and what didn't work? Peg and this team are truly exceptional to work with. One of the best qualities of working with them was the communication between us all. We even had little phone lists for everyone and we knew who to contact for what reason. A great experience for me for sure! I hope to use this knowledge in other genealogical society events that I'm apart of in the future.

 Until next year SLIG... Thank you!


Now for the photos...




Jean and Gena. Thanks, guys!!!


My 5th. great-grandfather was a musician in the Revolutionary War!



My paternal ancestors lived near a lot of swamps!




Working on my Danish immigrant, Charles Albertson.





Going to lunch with Amy & Leslie one last time.

Across from the FHL

Working on my Mom's side of the family.


Elizabeth Jane (Mayo) Galloway, my 2x great-grandmother.



This is where my Hawthorne's started in Alabama.

One of my cousin's houses in Alabama.

What the "Professionals" do when the students are away.

Cyndi Ingle being Cyndi Ingle.

She must be a good collector!

Great pizza at the SLIG committee meeting.

I'm official!

Travel Day...


Another early morning airport wait.

Bye, Salt Lake City!




Lake Mead

The Salton Sea

One of my favorite places - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park!

Where the desert meets the mountains.


Otay Lakes in the background.

Greenwood Cemetery, San Diego. I have relatives there.

Beautiful San Diego! In Winter!

There she is!

On the ground and ready for home!

This concludes our broadcast from SLIG 2017... See you next year!