David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, is employed as the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist with ICAPGen in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist with the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BA in Family and Local History. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997–2000, a National Genealogical Society umbrella organization, a past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993–1995 and a Fellow of that organization. He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London and is a vice-president of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). He is the past Chair of the joint Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies committee for Record Preservation and Access; serves on the board of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and as a trustee for the Umpstead, Jr. and Elizabeth Jemima Philpott Rencher and the Winslow Farr, Sr. Family Organizations. He is a Trustee of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History and an instructor for the British Institute.
IGHR 2018 Information
Don’t miss IGHR 2018 in Athens, 2 - 7 June 2018!
Two IGHR scholarship application deadlines are fast approaching. The Jean Thomason Scholarship, due 1 December 2017, is open to anyone currently employed at a library, and the AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship, due 31 December 2017, will be awarded to a qualified applicant who demonstrates a commitment to genealogy as a profession.
IGHR 2018 Hotel Reservations
Hotel reservations for IGHR 2018 are now open! Click here for more hotel information and to reserve your hotel room at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. IGHR course classrooms are located in the Georgia Center.
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