IGHR 2020 Update
Will the IGHR format be an online, interactive classroom or webinar?
- IGHR will be an online, interactive classroom format using Zoom. A Zoom classroom is designed to be fully interactive between the instructor and attendees, allowing for plenty of attendee participation. Attendees will be able to see, speak, hear, and share screens with each other and the instructor.
- IGHR will not be in webinar format, which is designed as a seminar or other presentation that takes place on the Internet with participants usually in view-only mode asking questions via chat.
- An Internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth (a microphone will be required for classroom participation)
- Zoom Desktop Client or Mobile App (Android or iOS)
- Google Classroom will be available for every course. This classroom application provides a system for instructors to create and share handouts / recordings / links for attendees to access during IGHR.
- Google Classroom will also contain the course syllabus and attendee handbook as well as photos of the course attendees.
- An attendee does not have to have a Gmail account to access the Google Classroom.
Our current cancellation policy remains in effect as we have already incurred and will continue to incur expenses related to IGHR 2020. Please refer to our Policies and Deadlines – Payment and Refund Deadlines web page.
The health and safety of our attendees, faculty, and volunteers are our priority.
Course registration opened with a rolling schedule on Saturday, 1 February 2020. All registration times are ET (Eastern Time).
Once registration opens for the course you want, you may register anytime until course registration ends for all courses at 11:55 p.m. ET on Monday, 6 July 2020.
You will need to create an account with IGHR before registering for the first time.
Click Lost your password? if you already have an account but can’t remember your password.
To receive the GGS current member discount, you must use your GGS registered email address as your tuition discount [promotion] code at the time of checkout—should you complete your registration without using the discount code, IGHR cannot reimburse you. Discounts are only permitted for course tuition! (Uses other than tuition will be corrected and billed.)
Join Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS) during course registration to receive the member tuition discount! The GGS member discount will be applied for new and expired members when the option to register for GGS membership (single or family) at the same time as course registration is selected. Use the appropriate tuition discount [promotion] code provided at the top of the course description/registration pages.
Limit one registration per email address.
Important! Registration buttons are only visible during the registration window.
To register (once registration opens), go to IGHR Courses. We encourage you to join the course wait list if the course you want is full and then sign up for a different course that you would like to take. If your name comes up on the wait list, you will be notified and permitted to switch to the course of your first choice at no charge.
Payment may be made by credit card through PayPal (a PayPal account is not required), a PayPal payment, or check.
IGHR 2020 Tuition
(1 February through 6 July 2020)
- Only one registration per email address permitted.
- Only one GGS member $50 discount permitted per individual or family membership.
- Discounts are for course tuition. (Uses other than tuition will be corrected and billed.)
- To receive the GGS current member discount, you must use your GGS registered email address as your tuition discount [promotion] code at the time of checkout—should you complete your registration without using the discount code, IGHR cannot reimburse you.
- The GGS member discount will be applied for new and expired members when the tuition + membership discount [promotion] code is provided during checkout—should you complete your registration without using the discount code, IGHR cannot reimburse you.
IGHR communicates with registrants and others who have signed up for the mailing list via email. You may sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this webpage. In addition, information is shared through social media including:
IGHR 2020 will take place virtually Sunday, 26 July – Friday, 31 July 2020.
IGHR Schedule At-A-Glance
View individual course schedules for daily beginning and ending times.
Sunday, 26 July 2020
- IGHR Orientation | 7:00 p.m. ET
Monday – Thursday, 27 – 30 July 2020
- Courses |10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
- Virtual Lunch Groups | Tuesday 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. ET
- Town Hall Meetings | Tuesday (BCG) and Thursday (ICAPGen) 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. ET
Friday, 31 July 2020
- Courses | 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
- IGHR Closing Session | 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. ET
Orientation will be held virtually at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 26 July 2020. We strongly encourage everyone to attend orientation.
Yes! We have shirts, sweaters, hoodies, computer bags, mugs, and more! Visit the IGHR online store https://ighr.axomo.com to see what is available. Click on an item to see color and size choices. Items will be delivered to your home.
Please note- Items are personalized with the IGHR logo at the time of your order and, therefore, can not be returned for a refund.
Yes! Books & Things is selling books on a variety of topics of interest to our attendees, including many of the books recommended by IGHR course instructors. 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.
Visit the Books & Things website www.mygenealogybooks.com to view their entire online inventory. If you can’t find what you are looking for, they will search their off-line inventory, other bookstores, and book search services for you.
We appreciate Books & Things for providing a bookstore for our attendees!
Yes! There is something for everyone’s interests. Explore the links below to plan for your next visit to Athens. The following is a partial list:
- Georgia Museum of Art – this is the official Georgia state art museum
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia – official state botanical garden of Georgia
- UGA Horticulture Trial Gardens (behind Snelling Dining Commons)
- Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries Building & Galleries
- Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall –Georgia Bulldog Sports Hall of Fame
- Historic House Museums, including the Athens Welcome Center
- The Tree That Owns Itself
- Double Barreled Cannon
- Craft Breweries
- Tours and Itineraries
You can also check:
- The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau website
- Eagle Tavern, Watkinsville, GA
- Oconee County, Georgia
Here are a couple of blog posts about places to visit in Athens:
We would love to place your ad in the IGHR Attendee Handbook! All faculty and attendees will receive a pdf copy. Attendees include genealogists, archivists, historians, librarians, and teachers.