Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SLIG 2015, Wrap-up and 2016

2016: Problem Solving was placed on hiatus. I signed up for Josh Taylor's class on New England Research. It was a very rewarding week, but I guess I've gotten used to a two hour class and all-day research. The biggest drawback - not having sufficient time at the Family History Library.

Problem Solving offers a unique opportunity. Daily consultations on research progress is the big draw. You are "forced" to focus on one research topic for a week. You have the chance to work with record groups [deeds, church records, etc.] with which you have had limited experience.

You may not solve your problem, but there's a good chance that you will make inroads toward a solution. As demonstrated with my SLIG posts, I have managed to solve several problems during the week. With others some progress was made and a solution came weeks, even years later. Then there's those few that remain unsolved. Whatever the success, the week is highly rewarding and worth the expense.

Here is the UGA/SLIG web page url: http://infouga.org/ Check it out and sign up! At least five classes are sold out, possibly a couple of others. The rest have available space.

SLIG will be held January 11-15, 2016.

I would like to thank Judi Hansen for all of the time and effort she put in as Problem Solving coordinator for the past several years. Also many thanks to the consultants who have been in charge of the research groups. There have been 18: George Ott [5] leads the list. I have had the pleasure of working with 5 others twice. A special mention to one of my first consultants - Jimmy Parker, who passed away a few years ago. SLIG offers a scholarship in his memory.

Now, which problem am I going to submit.............................

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