21-26 July 2019

IGHR 2019

Sunday, 21 July – Friday, 26 July 2019

Family History and Genealogy Expo 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 20 July 2019

IGHR registration check-in 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and orientation 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 21 July 2019

IGHR classes start Monday, 22 July at 8:00 a.m. and end Friday, 26 July at noon

IGHR Evening Sessions 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Monday, 22 July - Wednesday, 24 July. Included in tuition for IGHR attendees; handouts are in your syllabus. Open to the public: 1) register online by 21 July at 11:55 p.m. to guarantee a handout or 2) register at the door without guarantee of a handout.

Additional Information

Groome Transportation Options (select Payment Type - Credit Card)
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.

Hotel information is available under the IGHR 2019 tab.

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We are excited to welcome our IGHR 2019 course attendees and faculty members to Athens!

We have a full week planned with informative courses and evening sessions, delicious food during breaks and meals, a book store open throughout the week, and opportunities to meet new people, reconnect with friends, and network with genealogists of all experience levels.

If you are in Athens on Saturday, we hope you will attend the FREE FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo where you can learn about genealogy resources, organizations, and educational opportunities; attend presentations; and shop with several vendors selling books and other genealogy related items.

Both the FamilySearch expo and the evening sessions are open to the public.


Shop at the IGHR Online Store! Follow the link to purchase shirts, jackets, computer bags, and more. New items now available!

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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.