26 – 31 July 2020

IGHR 2020

Sunday, 26 July – Friday, 31 July 2020

IGHR 2020 course registration begins Saturday, 1 February 2020 with a rolling schedule.

IGHR registration check-in 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and orientation 5:00 p.m., Sunday, 26 July 2020

IGHR classes begin Monday, 27 July and end Friday, 31 July at noon.

IGHR Evening Sessions are included in tuition for IGHR attendees and open to the public.

Additional Information

Hotel reservations: The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is now full for IGHR 2020. The Marriott SpringHill Suites has been selected as our overflow hotel. More information is available on the Hotel Information page.

Groome Transportation provides shuttle service between the Atlanta airport and Athens. Visit the Groome website to make reservations and to view your options for drop off /pick up times and locations.

FREE FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 25 July 2020

Latest News

We had an amazing week filled with fun and learning during IGHR 2019! Thank you for your patience as we prepare the website for IGHR 2020.

Attendees from 32 states and the island of St. Kitts attended one of our thirteen courses during IGHR 2019. We look forward to welcoming them back to Athens and meeting new friends during IGHR 2020.

Be sure to review the scholarships page under About IGHR in the main menu. Several application deadlines are fast approaching!


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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 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.