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25-30 July 2021

IGHR 2021

Sunday, 25 July – Friday, 30 July 2021

IGHR 2021 course registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021.

IGHR classes begin Monday, 26 July and end Friday, 30 July 2021.

IGHR Evening Sessions are included in tuition for IGHR attendees.

FREE FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo Saturday, 24 July 2021 - Open to the public!

Announcing Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) 2021 is Going Virtual

Attendees and instructors will be able to participate in one of 13 outstanding courses in our proven, online, interactive learning, classroom environment using Zoom from the comfort and safety of your home or office. We understand that this is not the experience everyone has become accustomed to at IGHR; however, we are not willing to risk anyone’s health and safety for an in-person institute. Additional institute information will be forthcoming as we continue our planning.

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.


We had an amazing week filled with fun and learning during IGHR 2020 with 37 faculty members and 355 registered attendees from 38 states, District of Columbia, Canada, and the Netherlands attending one of our thirteen courses! Thank you for your patience as we prepare the website for IGHR 2021.


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

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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.