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)
IGHR Secretary Eric Allen presents a look behind the scenes to reveal the process through which the staff of the University Library presents IGHR each year. Also included are a brief history of IGHR, tips for getting the most of the rest of the Institute, and a Q&A session concerning the recent changes to the Institute as well as the plans for its future.
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June 12-17, 2016
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