Sunday, January 15, 2012

Registration For IGHR At Samford

Tuesday, January 17th is the big day! Registration begins for IGHR at Samford University at 10:00 am CST. Classes are opening up in a staggered fashion to prevent the system from crashing. Here are the schedule of classes and the time registration opens up for them:

10:00 a.m. CST

Course 1: Techniques and Technology
Course 4: Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis

10:30 a.m. CST

Course 3: Research in the South, Part I
Course 5: Writing and Publishing for Genealogists

11:00 a.m. CST

Course 2: Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies
Course 7: Virginia's Land & Military Conflicts
Course 9: Military Records Research III: 1821-1919

11:30 a.m. CST

Course 6: Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents
Course 8: Researching African-American Ancestors
Course 10: Tracing Your English Ancestors

If you want to see detailed descriptions of each course then check out the IGHR website. I know I've said this before in other posts, but this institute is an incredible learning opportunity. The courses are taught by instructors that are at the top of the genealogy field and the networking/socializing that takes place is wonderful. Genealogy is a field that is a constant learning curve and to be able to speak to other genealogists from around the country is a wonderful treat.

Last year at IGHR I was enrolled in Course 5: Writing and Publishing for Genealogist taught by Tom Jones. It was a humbling experience and I learned a tremendous amount. This year I'm hoping to get into Course 4: Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis taught by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Both Tom and Elizabeth's classes fill up in about 15 minutes. The pressure is on. I'm trying to figure out what my second choice would be. Hopefully I won't have to decide.

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