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Saturday, February 4, 2017

SLIG 2017: A Photo Recap; Travel/Research

 Saturday, 21 January 2017, I took off to my 2nd. Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) experience. This time I was taking the course, "Virginia from the Colonial Period to the Civil War:
Her Records, Her People, Her Laws", with Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS as Course Coordinator (who came out of retirement for this) and instructor, Victor S. Dunn, CG.

 This time I decided to come in a day early and leave a day later from last year - a total of  9 days. Also, I was officially helping out the SLIG Committee with Social Marketing. To learn from the best, research at the best place (FHL), and to have fun while doing it was all I could ask for.

 After arriving in the snow-covered Salt Lake airport, I was picked by my Arizona friend Amy Urman and whisked away down the freeway toward the Hilton SLIG headquarters at a whopping 30 miles per hour due to the heavy snow. After I dropped off my stuff, we headed down to the Family History Library with our friend Jamie Mayhew catching a ride too.

 My goal for that day was to research my immigrant ancestor from Denmark. I had a list of microfilm numbers that I made prior to leaving San Diego. I checked all but a couple of films that were on the outskirts of my time frame of 1856-1870. No Luck! Errrgh! I'll have to re-evaluate my search strategy and go from there.

 Had lunch with Amy Urman and Leslie Carney at the famous JB's next door to the library. Later that night, the three of us went walking down the snow covered sidewalks to a nice eatery named Red Rock. A great first day of my trip!  

Now for some pics!

Welcome sign at the Hilton's front desk.

Jamie Mayhew and I arriving at the Family History Library.

With Amy Urman about to get started on research.

Amy Urman hard at work.

Going to lunch at JB's with Amy Urman and Leslie Carney.

The Family History Library.

Entrance to the FHL (Mecca to so many genealogists).

I think that's David Rencher down there!

Are we having fun yet? The rowdy table on the 3rd. floor.

So many books, so little time!

Art in front of the Salt Palace - Home to RootsTech.

My home for 8 nights.

Out to dinner with Leslie Carney and Amy Urman.

My night view from my 4th. floor room.

1 comment:

  1. Great photos, Paul. It looks like it was a good trip. The Virginia course sounds fascinating. I need to do that.