IGHR 2020

Orientation will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, 26 July 2020 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, 25 July 2020 – FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 26 July 2020 – IGHR registration check-in 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and orientation 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, 27 July to Friday, 31 July 2020 – IGHR classes start Monday at 8:30 a.m. and end Friday at noon

Hotel Information

Hotel accommodations are available at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. Click on the button below for more details including the IGHR 2020 Attendee Group Code and room rates.


Course registration opens with a rolling schedule on Saturday, 1 February 2020. All registration times are ET (Eastern Time). Course registration ends at 11:55 p.m. on Monday, 6 July 2020.

Rolling Registration Schedule 1 Feb 2020

You will need to create an account with IGHR before registering for the first time. To receive the 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. The discount code is only permitted for course tuition! (Uses other than tuition will be corrected and billed.)

IGHR Registration Check-in

IGHR registration check-in will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 July 2020 at the Conference Registration desk located in the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel.

IGHR volunteers will be available to answer questions and show you where to check in for IGHR and the UGA Hotel.

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

Lunch break: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Optional meal plan lunches: Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon refreshment break: Monday –  Thursday 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Optional meal plan dinner: Monday 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.

IGHR Attendee Dinner: Thursday 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Optional evening sessions: Monday and Wednesday 7:15 – 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 dining  area within the conference center. The Bulldog Bistro and Savannah Room are also onsite but IGHR cannot guarantee they 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 2020 scholarship winners: Laureen Lee Alford and Kimberly Smothers Clayton, HomePLACE IGHR Travel Scholarship.

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

2020 Hotel Information

View information about hotels, room rates, and the IGHR group code on the Hotel Information page.

IGHR 2020 Courses

Registration for IGHR 2020 opens Saturday, 1 February 2020 with a rolling schedule!

Follow the link to view course details and 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.