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One last chance for summer camp for genealogists

For some, it’s an absolute tragedy.

For you, however, it could be that unexpected opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Because some people had life issues come up and, yesterday, sighed deeply and — with regret — cancelled out of a class registration at the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at the University of Georgia in Athens July 21-26. As of midnight last night, the deadline for withdrawing from classes and getting a refund, at least one seat had opened up in almost every course offered at IGHR.

Which means that you, today, have one last chance to get into a class you want at IGHR. But the deadline for grabbing one of those seats is tight — you need to act before today’s deadline — 11:55 p.m. Eastern time tonight, Monday, July 1.

2019 IGHR

Courses that went into the “at least one open seat” as of midnight include (and each course name is a link that will take you to a course description and registration page):

Methods & Sources, Course Coordinator Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies, Course Coordinator Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis, Course Coordinator yours truly
Writing & Publishing for Genealogists, Course Coordinator Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL
Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA, Course Coordinator Patti Lee Hobbs, CG
Military Records 2, Course Coordinator Michael L. Strauss, AG
Tracing Your English Ancestors, Course Coordinator Paul Milner, MDiv
Land Records: Using Maps, Course Coordinator Melinda Kashuba, PhD
Research in the South: Colonial States, Course Coordinator J. Mark Lowe, CG
Building an African American Research Toolbox, Course Coordinator Timothy Pinnick, BS
Virginia’s Land and Military Conflicts, Course Coordinator Victor S. Dunn, CG
The Five Civilized Tribes, Course Coordinator Anita Finger-Smith

This happens every year, this one day window of opportunity between the deadline for withdrawing from classes and the close of registration. And for those who’ve been watching longingly as pictures are posted and memories shared of great summer classes for genealogists it’s an act-now-or-else moment.

So… if your life issues have changed and you’re now in that “I wanna go” category and in the “yes I can go” category as well, here’s your chance.

But only until 11:55 p.m. Eastern time tonight.

Hope to see you in Athens!

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Last call: IGHR class openings,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 1 July 2019).

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