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 Saturday, 2 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.

Use discount code ERLYBRD19 at checkout to receive the Early Bird discount. (Limit one discount per tuition. Early Bird discount may not be applied with the GGS member discount.)

Rolling Registration Schedule

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: 9:45-10:15 a.m.
(Friday there will be one 15 minute refreshment break 9:15-9:30 a.m.)

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon refreshment break: 2:15–2:45 p.m. (except Friday)

Optional Evening Sessions: Monday – Wednesday 7:00-8:15 p.m.

IGHR Attendee Dinner: Thursday

Dining Options

IGHR has partnered with the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel to provide optional pre-paid meal plans. These 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.

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Scholarship Deadline

Good luck to all who have applied for IGHR 2019 scholarships! There is still time to apply for the NextGen Genealogy Scholarship (applications due 15 March).  Learn more about IGHR scholarships on the IGHR Scholarships page.

2019 Hotel Info Online

Reserve your room for IGHR 2019 TODAY! Details are available under the IGHR 2019 tab or click on the link to view 2019 hotel information.

IGHR 2019 Courses

Registration for IGHR 2019 courses opens Saturday, 2 March 2019! Use discount code ERLYBRD19 to receive Early Bird pricing ($25 off full tuition) through Wednesday, 15 May 2019. Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS) members receive $50 off full tuition. Join GGS today or during IGHR registration.

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

IGHR Store

Shop at the IGHR Online Store! Follow the link to purchase a shirt, jacket, computer bag, and more. An IGHR hoodie or sweater 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.