Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, June 9-14 at Samford University, Birmingham Alabama.
I am excited as next week I get to teach a whole week course on Scottish Research. IGHR as it is more familiarly known is the longest running Genealogical Institute in North America, and possibly the world. It has been operating for over 45 years. There are 10 education tracks running simultaneously. Courses for England, Scotland and Ireland are offered on a three year cycle. I coordinate and teach the English and Scottish courses, while David Rencher, the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch teaches the Irish course.
This will be an intense week for the 25 adult learners in the class. 19 lectures with computer class time over the 4.5 days of the Institute.
• Scotland — Definitions, Sources, Repositories and Processes
• Scottish Emigration to North America
• History of Scotland
• Scotland — Internet: Commercial Sites
• Scotland — Internet: Free Sites
• Find the Correct Place: Maps and Gazetteers
• Civil Registration
• Making Sense of the Census
• Church Records for B/M/D
• Kirk Session and Poor Relief Records
• Inheritance: Wills and Executries
• Inheritance and Transfer of Land/Buildings
• Burghs and Their Records
• Occupation Records
• Scots in the British Military (2 sessions)
• Overlooked Sources: 17th and 18th Centuries
• Overlooked Sources: 19th and 20th Centuries
• Planning your Trip to Scotland
Think about IGHR for your future educational needs as it is too late to register for this year