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IGHR registration ends Saturday

There are just three days left.

Three days in which to register for one of the few open seats at the 2023 all-virtual Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) — summer camp for genealogists.

Three days of an open window to being a better genealogist.

And The Legal Genealogist sees two particular opportunities that are not to be missed.

IGHR 2023

First and foremost, there are open seats in Course 1 — Methods and Sources, coordinated by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL.

This is a course I would take in a heartbeat… and recommend to anyone regardless of level of experience. As the description says, the course “focuses on genealogical research strategies, organization, core record groups, and analysis. It is a foundational course to give you tools to begin or re-invigorate your research with classes including early American handwriting, developing research plans, land records, behind the scenes with censuses, court records, probate, church, military, and workshops and analytical challenges all throughout the week.”

And while “no prior genealogical experience is necessary,” it’s just as true that lots of prior genealogical experience doesn’t mean this isn’t a great course as a refresher and a validator.

Because sometimes we just need to go back to the beginning, make sure we’re on a solid foundation — and that we’ve stayed up with all the developments in methods and sources over the years.

The other course I’d take in a heartbeat — Course 11 — Building an African American Research Toolbox, coordinated by Timothy N. Pinnick. Again, in many ways, a foundational course which “seeks to expose individuals to a massive array of research material valuable to African American genealogical research, from which they engage in the process of building a toolbox of resources specific to their needs. The course format consists of short, targeted lectures packed with beneficial methodologies and strategies combined with instructor facilitated discussions and activities.”

There may be seats open in other IGHR courses as well — there’s more information and registration links at the Course Information page — but these are two that really shouldn’t be overlooked. Who knows how many more times there will be such an opportunity for online education of this quality?

Tuition (being held at $545.00 for 2023) includes a wide variety of virtual evening activities. Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS) members get an additional discount, to $495, but you must join GGS before registering to get the discount code (which will be send as part of the membership confirmation email). You can’t join and register all at the same time, and there’s no way to get the discount after you register. So do read through the IGHR Policies and Deadlines page before registration.

Much more info is available online at the IGHR website including frequently asked questions and guidance on the registration process itself. And remember that, to get the GGS member discount, you must join GGS before registering!

But remember… there are just three days left. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, 1 July 2023.

Just three more days to register for the IGHR virtual summer camp in July!

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Just three days,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 28 June 2023).

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