The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at the Samford University Library provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. Students choose one of the offered courses that last throughout the week and that range from a course for beginners to courses on specialized topics.
IGHR is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. The faculty is composed of outstanding nationally known genealogy educators. Begun in 1962, the institute regularly enrolls over 200 students from around the country.
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The 2016 Institute begins at
1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 12,
and concludes at 12:00 p.m.
Friday, June 17. (All times Central)
Registration is now open!
Registration for 2016 is open as of Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Central). If you are having difficulty accessing the link even after refreshing the page and clearing your browser cache, please send a request to email@example.com and we will send the link directly to you.
June 12-17, 2016
Course Wait Lists
The following courses are now full. Please click on the links below to be added to the appropriate course wait list. Wait lists for courses will remain open until Friday, May 13, 2016.
We cannot predict someone's chances of getting into a course as movement in the wait lists varies from course to course and from year to year. However, we will make every reasonable effort to ensure as many people as possible can attend in our final year at Samford.
July 23-28, 2017
The Georgia Center’s UGA Hotel & Conference Center
IGHR 2017 begins in
IGHR no longer mails printed postcards announcing the opening date of registration. If you wish to receive announcements from IGHR (including registration date updates) please subscribe to the IGHR-L listserv.
This listserv is for announcements only; it will not be possible to reply to e-mails sent from it.
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