Expo

FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo

Saturday, 25 July 2020 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602


Please check back for 2020 details. Meanwhile, the schedule below will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020.


We are excited to announce our 2019 featured Expo presentation is “Finding Your Ancestors During the Great Depression: CCC and WPA" presented by Pat Gordon.

In addition, FamilySearch personnel will provide sessions throughout the day on how to take advantage of the extensive, free resources available online at FamilySearch.org!

Once again, a variety of genealogy and history related organizations and vendors, including expo sponsor FamilySearch and IGHR host Georgia Genealogical Society, will have displays and wares to help attendees explore genealogy tools, resources, organizations, and educational opportunities. Be sure to spend time visiting the booths in the exhibit hall and the bookstore upstairs in room K!

We hope you will join us for an informative and fun-filled day attending presentations, visiting vendor and society booths, exploring resources, asking questions, and meeting others interested in genealogy.

Parking is available in the South Campus Parking Deck adjacent to the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel as well as some of the surrounding surface lots.


2019 FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo Schedule of Presentations

FamilySearch.org 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Family Trees on FamilySearch.org 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

FamilySearch.org Records noon – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch break 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Finding Your Ancestors During the Great Depression: CCC and WPA, Pat Gordon, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

FamilySearch.org Research Wiki 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Family Trees on FamilySearch.org 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

FamilySearch.org Records 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Exhibitor Information

Exhibitors are cordially invited to participate in the FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo on Saturday, 25 July 2020 at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, GA. Expo tables will be set up in the Hill Atrium and Pecan Tree Gallery, both located on the main floor. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the space. If you have questions, please contact ighrexpo@gagensociety.org.

Thank you, FamilySearch for generously sponsoring the Family History and Genealogy Expo at IGHR!

About Our Sponsor

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FamilySearch International is the largest genealogical organization in the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the primary benefactor for FamilySearch services. The commitment of FamilySearch to help people connect with their ancestors is rooted in their beliefs—that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life.

2020 Hotel Information

Reservations for rooms at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel are now open for IGHR 2020 attendees! Room rates and the IGHR group code are available on the Hotel Information page.

IGHR 2020 Courses

Registration for IGHR 2020 opens Saturday, 1 February 2020!

Follow the link to view the tentative course planning sheet (with IGHR dates through 2022).

IGHR Store

Check out the IGHR Online Store! Follow the link to purchase a shirt, jacket, portfolio, book bag, computer bag, and more. An IGHR hoodie will keep you warm in cold classrooms, libraries, and archives.

Contact Us

Questions about your registration should be sent to ighrregister@gagensociety.org or call (470) 466-2716.

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