IGHR 2020

Orientation will be held virtually at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 26 July 2020. We strongly encourage everyone to attend.

Important Dates:

  • Sunday, 26 July at 7:00 p.m. ET – Orientation
  • Monday, 27 July to Friday, 31 July 2020 – IGHR classes start Monday at 10:30 a.m. ET and end Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, 31 July from 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. ET – IGHR Closing Session

Hotel Information

Your University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel reservations have been canceled automatically if you were booked within the room block. If you were arriving earlier than Friday, then contact the hotel to cancel your reservations. If you are staying at the Marriott SpringHill Suites or any other Athens area hotel, please cancel your reservations with them directly.


Course registration opened Saturday, 1 February 2020 and ends at 11:55 p.m. ET (Eastern Time) on Monday, 6 July 2020.

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

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.)

Policies and Deadlines

Please refer to IGHR’s Policies and Deadlines for information on:

  • Tuition
  • Payment and Refund Deadlines including Cancellation Fee and Cancellation Procedure
  • Smoking / Tobacco

Schedule at a Glance (Monday – Friday)

View individual course schedules for daily beginning and ending times.

First break: Monday – Thursday 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. ET

Lunch break: Monday – Thursday 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. ET (Virtual lunch groups on Tuesday)

Afternoon breaks: Monday –  Thursday 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:15 – 5:30 p.m. ET

Friday there will be three 15 minute breaks: 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:15 – 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. ET

Town Hall meetings: Tuesday (BCG) and Thursday (ICAPGen) 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. ET



Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to IGHR 2020 scholarship winners: Laureen Lee Alford and Kimberly Smothers Clayton, HomePLACE IGHR Travel Scholarship; and Adina Newman, AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship.

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

IGHR 2020 Courses

Registration for IGHR 2020 is open!

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

Registration Questions?

Send your questions about registration to ighrregister@gagensociety.org or call (470) 466-2716.

IGHR Store

Check out the IGHR Online Store! Follow the link to purchase a shirt, jacket, portfolio, book bag, computer bag, Sherpa blanket, and more.