Registration opens Jan. 18 for Samford genealogy institute

Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 18 for Samford University Library’s week-long genealogy institute in June. 


The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, June 12-17, is a renowned program that features an intense study program in 10 courses on a variety of topics. Presenters are experts in their field. Participants sign up for one of the courses. 

Featured this year are: Techniques and Technology; Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies; German Genealogical Research; Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis; Writing and Publishing for Genealogists; Genealogy as a Profession; Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws; Land Records: Using Maps; Military Records II: Colonial Wars, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War and War of 1812; and Irish Genealogical Research.

The Institute is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Classes and activities are held on Samford’s Homewood campus. The week includes a Sunday dinner and a Thursday evening banquet. 

Registration through March 15 is $445 for an attendee and $395 for a spouse or family member; from March 16-May 15, $495 for an attendee and $445 for a spouse or family member; and from May 16-June 10, $545 for an attendee. 

For more information or to register, go to  

Note that in an effort to prevent an overload of the online registration system, the opening of course registration will be staggered. Check the website for the schedule.


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