21-26 July 2019

IGHR 2019

Sunday, 21 July – Friday, 26 July 2019

Registration begins Friday, 8 March 2019

Early Bird Registration: Friday, 8 March - Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Full Price Registration: Thursday, 16 May - Monday, 1 July 2019

Follow the links to view the list of IGHR 2019 courses and the Planning Sheet for future courses.

Additional Information

Groome Transportation Discount
IGHR single discount valid through 8 July 2019!
Summer multiple person discount is also available if you are traveling with a companion!
Refer to Groome Transporation Discount on the FAQ tab.

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

Hotel information is available under the IGHR 2019 tab.

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IGHR 2019 Tuition

Note: You will need to create an account with IGHR before registering for a course. All tuition discount promotion codes are available on each course description page. You must include the applicable discount promotion code at checkout to receive the Early Bird or Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS) member discount.
  • Early Bird tuition with discount: $595 (8 March thru 15 May 2019) Only one discount per email.
  • Full tuition: $620 (16 May thru 1 July 2019)
  • GGS member tuition with discount: $570 (8 March thru 1 July 2019). Only one GGS member discount permitted per individual or family membership.

Tuition options for attendees wishing to join GGS at the same time as registering for IGHR 2019:

  • IGHR 2019 + GGS Individual Membership: $605 (8 March thru 1 July 2019)
  • IGHR 2019 + GGS Family Membership: $610 (8 March thru 1 July 2019)


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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.