IGHR 2019

Orientation will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, 21 July 2019 in Mahler Auditorium off Hill Atrium. We strongly encourage everyone to attend.

A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will be held immediately following orientation. Dinner is on your own.

Important Dates:

  • Saturday, 20 July 2019 – FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 21 July 2019 – IGHR registration check-in 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and orientation 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, 22 July to Friday, 26 July 2019 – IGHR classes start Monday at 8:00 a.m. and end Friday at noon

Hotel Information

Hotel accommodations are available at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel and the Holiday Inn Athens.

Hotel check-in time is different than IGHR registration start time.


Course registration opens with a rolling schedule on Friday, 8 March 2019. All registration times are ET (Eastern Time). Early Bird registration ends at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 May 2019, but the GGS discount is applicable for the entire registration period. Course registration ends at 11:55 p.m. on Monday, 1 July 2019.

You will need to create an account with IGHR before registering. All tuition discount promotion codes are available on each course description page. To receive the Early Bird or GGS member discount, you must use the applicable discount promotion code at the time of checkout—should you complete your registration without using the discount code, IGHR cannot reimburse you. Discount codes are only permitted for course tuition!

IGHR Registration Check-in

IGHR registration check-in will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, 21 July 2019 at the Conference Registration desk located in the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel.

IGHR volunteers will be available at the Lumpkin Street entrance (next to the parking deck) to assist attendees with luggage and locating the IGHR Registration and Hotel desks.

Registration check-in will end at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Schedule at a Glance (Monday – Friday)

View individual course schedules for daily beginning and ending times.

Morning refreshment break: Monday – Thursday 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Friday there will be one 15 minute refreshment break 9:15-9:30 a.m.

Lunch break: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Optional meal plan lunches: Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon refreshment break: Monday –  Thursday 2:15–2:45 p.m.

Optional meal plan dinners: Monday & Wednesday 5:30-7:30 p.m.

IGHR Attendee Dinner: Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Optional evening sessions: Monday – Wednesday 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Dining Options

IGHR has partnered with the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel to provide optional pre-paid meal plans. Meals will be provided in the private banquet/ballroom area within the conference center. The Courtyard Café is also onsite but IGHR cannot guarantee the café can handle a large group within the scheduled lunch period. One evening meal – Thursday – is included in IGHR tuition. Visit the Dining Options page to learn more.



Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the IGHR 2019 scholarship winners: Linda Tseitlin, AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship; Cindy Barber and Elizabeth Stewart Olson, Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship; Whitney Gaines, Natorra Madison, and Stacey Wright, HomePLACE IGHR Travel Scholarship; and Mary K. Mannix, Frazine K. Taylor African American Research Scholarship.

Learn more about IGHR scholarships and this year’s winners on the IGHR Scholarships page.

2020 Hotel Information

Reservations for rooms at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel opens for IGHR 2020 attendees on 16 September 2019! More details available in September.

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.