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You snooze, you lose

Wake up!

There isn’t a single moment to waste!

206_clock_arc_6It’s down-to-the-wire-nail-biting-mouse-hand-warming-up-get-ready time.

Because tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19th, is the Big Day if you’re hoping to get in on an unparalleled opportunity for genealogical education and fun.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19th, is registration day for the 2016 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, June 12-17 this year.

And, remember, this is the last time IGHR will be held at Samford — the Institute moves in 2017 to new digs at the University in Georgia at Athens (info on the relocation is here) — so what is already a tough competition for available seats is bound to be even tougher this year as folks vie for a chance to say goodbye to Samford as well as to gain new knowledge and new skills.

The Legal Genealogist will be back at IGHR this summer, both learning and teaching (I’m the coordinator for the Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis 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. Note that Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis has prerequisites and all students will be housed off-campus this year.

Here are the CORRECTED registration times:

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

Course 1. Methods and Sources

Course 10. Researching African American Genealogy: Black Roots in Unique Collections

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 & 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 3. Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis

Course 4. Writing & Publishing for Genealogists

Course 5. Military Records III: Post Civil War

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

Course 6. Tracing Your English Ancestors

Course 7. Metes & Bounds & Land Plats

Course 8. Genetic Genealogy Tools & Techniques

The IGHR 101 page has been updated with video guides on how to register as well as how to submit a course wait list request. There’s a downloadable guide to registration available online so you can understand the process in advance and be ready to go. Fill out the info ahead of time and then copy/paste into the appropriate fields as you go through the registration process.

Much more info is available online at the IGHR website generally, through a special IGHR 101 page, and there’s an online guide What is IGHR? there as well.

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

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