NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at IGHR (Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.
Whether you are an IGHR alum or an interested party who signed up for information at one of our IGHR/GGS booths at a conference, we are pleased to announce that registration for IGHR will begin on Friday, 03 February 2017, at 11:00 AM EST.
IGHR has moved to Athens, Georgia and the Georgia Genealogical Society is excited to welcome you with Southern hospitality. The course coordinators have planned eleven courses that will stimulate your curiosity and enhance your research skills over the week of July 23 – July 28. With hotel, classes, breaks and most meals under one roof, your visit should be as relaxing and informative as we can make it. In addition to being taught by the best faculty in the business, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with your peers and conduct your own research at the many repositories the University of Georgia has to offer.
The Registration for the eleven courses for 2017 will begin on a rolling schedule at 11:00 am on Friday, February 3, 2017.
- Course One: Methods and Sources – Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
- Course Eleven: Genetics for Genealogists – Beginning DNA – Debbie Wayne Parker, CG, CGL
- Course Two: Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies – Angela Packer McGhie, CG
- Course Nine: Genealogy as a Profession – Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
- Course Three: Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis – Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
- Course Four: Writing and Publishing for Genealogists – Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
- Course Eight: Understanding Land Records – Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
- Course Five: Intermediate German Genealogy – F. Warren Bittner
- Course Six: Research in the South, Part 2: Cessions and Territories – J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
- Course Seven: Scottish Genealogical Records – Paul Milner
- Course Ten: Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws – Victor S. Dunn, CG
Tuition includes two evening meals. A low country boil will be held on Sunday evening after orientation. This event is designed to make it easy and convenient to meet folks, visit with friends and colleagues and then, when ready, go up to your hotel room and get ready for Monday morning. On Thursday evening, a barbecue will take place at the fabulous Russell Special Collections Library Building. It will be a casual function, designed to facilitate networking, learning and fun. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore the galleries that display contents ranging from historical politics to early media (UGA is the home of the Peabody Awards) and rare documents, prints and books.
Groome Transportation http://athens.groometransportation.com/ has a shuttle from the Atlanta airport to Athens that makes 20 round trips a day to the door of the Georgia Center. Getting to and from the ATL airport is relatively painless. The UGA Hotel and Georgia Center for Continuing Education http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel are designed to make meetings fun and easy. Hotel registration information is on the IGHR website at http://www.ighr.gagensociety.org . Our group booking code is 86879.
The conference center is on the campus of the University of Georgia and once signed up for campus intranet, those IGHR attendees staying in the UGA Hotel will be able to access many of the fabulous resources of the UGA Libraries online from their hotel rooms. Those staying in other hotels will not have that advantage, so make your reservations quickly. You do need to be aware that the entire UGA campus is tobacco-free, no smoking, no chewing, no snuff, no vaping. There are no places to smoke or use any kind of tobacco on campus.
More detailed information will be added to the website www.ighr.gagensociety.org in the coming weeks concerning directions to Athens, meal options, research opportunities and more. We look forward to welcoming you to IGHR’s new home.
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research