24-29 July 2022

The Official Website for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research

IGHR 2022 Virtual Institute

Sunday, 24 July – Friday, 29 July 2022

Registration opens Saturday, 19 March 2022

Orientation - Sunday, 24 July 2022

Classes begin Monday, 25 July and end Friday, 29 July 2022.

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Join us in celebrating 60 years of premier genealogy education in 2022!

Choose one of thirteen courses taught virtually in our proven online interactive learning Zoom classrooms!

FREE FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Virtual Expo Saturday, 23 July 2022 - Open to the public!

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 24 – 29 July 2022 in our proven online interactive learning Zoom classrooms. We have an outstanding selection of courses and instructors for your genealogical education experience. Registration opens for 2022 courses on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Thank you for your patience as we prepare the website for IGHR 2022.


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 2022.