Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jimmy B. Parker Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Scholarship

[My first trip to Salt Lake City, I struck up a conversation with Jimmy Parker. He took me to lunch. To this day I remember that event and his kindness. Below is information about a SLIG scholarship in honor of him.  I thought some of you might be interested in it. --A]

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is pleased to announce we are now accepting essays for the Jimmy B. Parker Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy scholarship. Full tuition to SLIG 2013 will be awarded to the student whose essay and application exemplify the culture of giving back lived by Jimmy B. Parker. The scholarship will be awarded by a committee comprised of SLIG committee members and the family of the late Jimmy B. Parker.

Applicants are asked to submit the following via email to

1. A one-page essay detailing how attending SLIG will help you prepare to give back to the genealogical community, following Jimmy B. Parker’s example.

2. A short biography including previous volunteer and research experience.

3. The name of the course you would like to attend.

4. A letter of recommendation from someone who has benefited from your volunteer service.

The winning essay will be posted on the UGA blog at

1. The Salt Lake Institute runs from January 14-18, 2013 and the winning student will have their choice of the following tracks:

2. American Research and Records: Focus on Localities (with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS)

3. Bridging the 1780-1830 Gap: From New England to the Midwest (and Points in Between) (with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS)

4. Researching Your English Ancestors: Beyond the Parish Register (with Apryl Cox, AG)

5. Advanced German Research (with F. Warren Bittner, CG)

6. Researching in Washington D.C. without Leaving Home (with Richard G. Sayre, CG, and Pamela, Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL)

7. A Genealogist’s Guide to the Internet Galaxy (with Thomas MacEntee)

8. Principles of Forensic Genealogy (with Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG and in partnership with Boston University)

9. Producing a Quality Family Narrative (with John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.)

10.  Advanced Genealogical Methods (with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS)

11.  Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum (with Angela McGhie and Kimberly Powell)

12.  Problem Solving (with Judith Hansen, MLS, AG)

Applications and essays are due by May 15th and the winner will be announced May 31st. SLIG registration opens June 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM Mountain Time.

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