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26 – 31 July 2020

IGHR 2020 Virtual Institute

Sunday, 26 July – Friday, 31 July 2020

IGHR 2020 course registration is closed. Registration ended 11:55 p.m. ET on Monday, 6 July 2020.

IGHR Orientation begins at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, 26 July 2020.

IGHR classes begin Monday, 27 July and end Friday, 31 July.
Revised daily start / end times are:
- Monday - Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET
- Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

IGHR Closing Session will be Friday, 31 July 2020 - 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. ET.

Additional Information

28 July 2020

  • 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. ET: The Streaming Genies Mystery Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
  • 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. ET: BCG Town Hall Meeting with Angela McGhie and Judy G. Russell

30 July 2020
7:30 - 8:15 p.m. ET: ICAPGen Town Hall Meeting with Michael Strauss

Books & Things

Visit Pat and Bob’s online bookstore for your genealogy books. Free shipping will be provided for instructor required and recommended books listed on their website, Select “Browse by Category" in the menu and look for IGHR.

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IGHR 2020 Tuition
(1 February through 6 July 2020)

  • Tuition: $620
  • GGS Member tuition with discount: $570 (Only one GGS member discount permitted per individual or family membership.)
  • Note: To receive the GGS member discount, you must use the applicable discount promotion code at the time of checkout—should you complete your registration without using the discount code, IGHR cannot reimburse you. All tuition discount promotion codes are available on each course description page.

Tuition options for attendees wishing to join GGS at the same time as registering for IGHR 2020

  • IGHR 2020 + GGS Individual Membership: $605
  • IGHR 2020 + GGS Family Membership: $610 (Only one GGS member discount permitted per family membership.)


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Questions about your registration should be sent to or call (470) 466-2716.

About 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 topics.

IGHR is hosted by the Georgia Genealogical Society with courses taking place at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel on the University of Georgia Campus in historic Athens, Georgia. This venue allows courses and most 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.