Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.


Thank you for your interest in attending the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in Athens, Georgia, 2–7 June 2018.

You are only registering for a Course at this time. Accommodation and Meal Information will be emailed to you after you register. All registration times are EST (Eastern Standard Time). Early Bird tuition for IGHR 2017 is $585 until 1 April 2017. Full price tuition is $625. More information on payment is available on our Tuition page.

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Proposals for Evening Classes for IGHR 2018 are being accepted from October 1 through December 1, 2017 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Proposals should include name of presenter, any credentials or honorifics of presenter, title of class, description of class, and where else class has been presented in 2017 or is planned for presentation in 2018.


Evening sessions will be Monday through Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. These classes are open to the public for a fee of $15.00 per person. Registration is required. Deadline to register for the evening sessions is 17 July 2017 and to be guaranteed a handout. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the door but you will not be guaranteed a handout.

IGHR has traditionally offered additional educational options to its attendees in the evenings after their regular coursework. Because IGHR is now in a conference facility with ample space for evening sessions, we want to make these special sessions available to the general public for a nominal fee. People who are registered for IGHR should not register for these sessions as they are included in your tuition.

Monday evening – 24 July 2017

Laura W. Carter, M.Ed., MLIS, SLIS, will present How to Use GALILEO and the UGA Libraries’ Resources to teach IGHR attendees how to use the varied resources of the UGA libraries, including the many databases that they can access from their hotel rooms at the Georgia Center.

Tuesday evening – 25 July 2017

Two options are available for Tuesday evening.

Option 1: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, will present an interactive BCG Certification Seminar that will discuss how to become certified by the Board for the Certification of Genealogists (BCG).

Option 2: Why Great Grandpa Shaved Off His Mustache: Tales of Our Ancestors and the Weather will be presented by John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.

Wednesday evening – 26 July 2017

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., will present Private Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them.


If you are interested in ordering a printed syllabus for the course for which you are registered, please select ‘Purchase Syllabus’ next to the Syllabus Title below. The cost of the syllabus is $20.00. The last day to order a syllabus online is 12 Jul 2017. After this date, only a downloadable syllabus will be available via an e-mail link.

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