25-30 July 2021

IGHR 2021 Virtual Institute

Sunday, 25 July – Friday, 30 July 2021

Orientation - Sunday, 25 July 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Classes begin Monday, 26 July and end Friday, 30 July 2021.

Evening Sessions & Town Hall Meetings are free and open to the public. Visit IGHR 2021 to register and view the schedule.

FREE FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo Saturday, 24 July 2021 - Open to the public! Visit Expo to register and view the schedule.
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IGHR 2021 Virtual Tuition

• Tuition: $545
• GGS Member tuition with discount: $495
Join GGS during IGHR registration to receive the member discount!
• IGHR 2021 + GGS Single Membership: $530
• IGHR 2021 + GGS Family Membership: $535
Only one GGS member discount permitted per single or family membership.

Important: To receive the GGS member $50 discount, you must use the applicable discount promotion code at the time of checkout. All tuition discount promotion codes are available on each course description page.

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, www.mygenealogybooks.com. Select “Browse by Category" in the menu and look for IGHR.


IGHR will be held virtually 25 – 30 July 2021 in our proven, online, interactive learning, Zoom classrooms. We have an outstanding selection of courses and instructors for your genealogical education experience. Registration ended for 2021 courses at 11:55 p.m. ET (Eastern Time) on Saturday, 3 July 2021.

In addition to your week-long course, there will be activities and events including 2 Town Hall meetings on certification: ICAPGen and BCG and 2 Evening Sessions: Passing the Branch: Creating the Next Generation of Genealogists presented by Tamara Hallo and The Peoples of the West Indies & Their History presented by Diane Warmsley. The Town Hall meetings and Evening Sessions will be open to the public. Links to register for the Town Hall meetings, Evening Sessions, and FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo are available on the IGHR 2021 page.


Shop at the IGHR Online Store! Follow the link to purchase shirts, jackets, portfolios, book bags, computer bags, and more.

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Contact Us

Questions about your registration should be sent to ighrregister@gagensociety.org 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 normally 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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IGHR will take place online in 2021.