David McDonald, DMin, CG, is an instructor and course coordinator at various national genealogical institutes. He has taught in the Advanced Methodology and Government Documents tracks at IGHR. A trustee and past president of BCG, Dr. McDonald serves the Board as its secretary. He has served as a director of NGS, APG and ISBGFH. He lectures across the country, and internationally, on matters of religious records in genealogical research, transcontinental migration, research skills and advanced techniques and analysis. His geographic specialties include the old Northwest Territory, old and New England, and the Great Plains. Dave is a principal of the research firm Alcorn, Smith & Nason, LLC. He lives and practices near Madison, Wisconsin, where he also serves as an ordained Protestant minister.
IGHR 2017 Evening Classes
IGHR will be hosting four evening sessions Monday – Wednesday, 24-26 July, from 7:00 until 8:15 pm. Evening sessions are included in tuition for IGHR course registrants and are open to the public for a small fee ($15). Sessions include "How to Use GALILEO and the UGA Libraries’ Resources" by Laura W. Carter, MEd, MLIS, SLIS (includes the many databases to which IGHR attendees will have access), "BCG Certification Seminar" by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, and two talks by John Philip Colletta, PhD, "Why Great Grandpa Shaved Off His Mustache: Tales of Our Ancestors and the Weather" and "Private Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them." If you are not registered for an IGHR Course, you should pre-register for the evening sessions you plan to attend to guarantee a handout. Deadline to register for the evening sessions is 17 July 2017.
For your convenience, IGHR is pleased to offer attendees and their guests in-house meal tickets for lunch and/or dinner. This will allow you time to enjoy your meal with fellow attendees and their guests in a private dining area before making the short walk to an evening session or back to class. To purchase meal tickets, follow the link or select Dining Options under IGHR 2017 in the menu above by midnight, 29 June 2017.