Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research
July 25 - July 31
IGHR’s history is more than fifty years old. Established in 1962, the institute’s first session was held at Howard College––now Samford University––in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded by Elizabeth Wood Thomas, the institute was originally known as the Willo Institute of Genealogy.
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) is an annual week-long educational institute for genealogists. It differs from a genealogy conference in that attendees register for one course for the entire week, thus allowing them to delve into a specific topic or methodology more deeply than what a typical conference might allow.