David Rencher at IGHR in Athens, GA, on June 2-7

The following announcement about the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) comes from the Georgia Genealogical Society, just in time to take advantage of Early Bird pricing which ends this Saturday, March 10. (Registration for the conference ends Sunday, May 6.)

Details below:

*IGHR 2018 Irish Genealogical Research*

*David E. Rencher, **AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, a renowned expert on Irish
genealogical research, will be coordinating and teaching* *Irish
Genealogical Research* at *the Institute of Genealogy and Historical
Research (IGHR), Saturday, June 2 – Thursday, June 7, 2018*, in Athens,
Georgia at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education &
Hotel. You can view the daily schedule for *Irish Genealogical Research* on
the IGHR website ighr.gagensociety.org/component/eventbooking/irish-

*Irish Genealogical Research **provides a good cross-section of key Irish
record sets along with the methodologies needed to uniquely identify
individuals and families. While Irish research can be challenging at times,
this course is designed to help the beginner to advanced researcher with
the skills needed to be successful in their research. The records of all of
the major religions in Ireland are treated and the course materials will
cover the 16th through the early 20th centuries.*

David Rencher is employed as the Chief Genealogical Officer for
FamilySearch. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare
few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist with ICAPGen
in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist with the Board for
Certification of Genealogists. He graduated from Brigham Young University
in 1980 with a BA in Family and Local History. He is a past-president of
the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997–2000, a National
Genealogical Society umbrella organization, a past-president of the Utah
Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993–1995 and a Fellow of that organization.
He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London and is a
vice-president of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). He is a Trustee
of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History and
an instructor for the British Institute.

IGHR provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation,
and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive
study led by premier genealogical educators who are leading researchers and
scholars in the field. Students choose one course that lasts throughout the

In Athens, IGHR attendees enjoy classes, most accommodations, and food
under the same roof at the *University of Georgia Center for Continuing
Education & Hotel* located on the campus of the University of Georgia. In
addition to the convenient venue, excellent courses, and opportunities to
network and socialize with fellow genealogists, IGHR attendees benefit from
access to the outstanding libraries of the University of Georgia including
the Main Library with its *worldwide* collection of historical and
genealogical material, maps, and government documents; the Alexander
Campbell King Law Library; and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript
Library. Furthermore, the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room
provides researchers the opportunity to use limited-access databases as a
FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

For more information about IGHR, hosted by the Georgia Genealogical
Society, please visit our website ighr.gagensociety.org and follow us on
social media. We appreciate your help in spreading the news about this
excellent opportunity to learn more about Irish genealogy through the
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research!

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