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Welcome to IGHR
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) 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 course that lasts throughout the week.
Topics range from a course for beginners to a variety of courses on specialized
Beginning in 2017, IGHR is hosted by the Georgia Genealogical Society with
courses taking place at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and UGA
Hotel on the University of Georgia Campus in historic Athens, Georgia. This new
venue finally allows courses and accommodations to be under one roof. In addition
to the advantages of The Georgia Center, attendees will also benefit from access
to the world-class libraries of the University of Georgia including the law library
and special collections libraries as well as the nearby Heritage Room at the Athens-
Clarke County Library.
IGHR is academically and professionally oriented. 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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