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You snooze, you lose

Note: Because of a technical glitch yesterday, there are two posts today — both of which involve time issues. Please read them both!

It’s that time of year again. Time to set the alarm, warm up the mouse hand and get ready. Because if you don’t move fast at a designated time tomorrow, the 21st of January, you’re going to lose out on one of the best educational opportunities genealogy has to offer.

It’s time for registration for the 2014 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, June 8-13 this year.

I don’t know anyone who’s ever been to IGHR who hasn’t come away thinking it was a wonderful experience. I’ve had the great good fortune to have completed the Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis course in 2010; the Writing and Publishing for Genealogists course in 2011; Researching African-American Ancestors in 2012; and Research in the South last year.

I’ll be back at Samford this summer, both learning and teaching (I’m teaching in the Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies course, the Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents course; and the Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws course). And I hope to see a lot of friends — old and new — during the week.

But I’ll see you there only if you get up early tomorrow and get ready to register.

All IGHR class sizes are limited and REGISTRATION FILLS UP FAST. If you want to go, be prepared to start trying to register right when registration for the class you want opens and to keep trying.

Here are the registration times:

Opening at 8 a.m. PST, 9 a.m. MST, 10 a.m. CST, 11 a.m. EST:

Course 1: Techniques and Technology
Course 7: Researching African American Genealogy: 20th Century Research

Opening at 8:30 a.m. PST, 9:30 a.m. MST, 10:30 a.m. CST, 11:30 a.m. EST:

Course 2: Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies
Course 9: Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents

Opening at 9 a.m. PST, 10 a.m. MST, 11 a.m. CST, noon EST:

Course 4: Writing and Publishing for Genealogists
Course 8: The Trans-Mississippi South

Opening at 9:30 a.m. PST, 10:30 a.m. MST, 11:30 a.m. CST, 12:30 p.m. EST:

Course 5: Military Records I
Course 6: Irish Genealogical Research
Course 10: Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws

There’s a guide to registration available online so you can understand the process in advance and be ready to go.

Much more info is available online at the IGHR website, and there’s an online guide What is IGHR? as well.

So don’t sleep in tomorrow morning. Hope to see you in Birmingham in June!

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