The Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study. Students may choose one of the ten or more courses that range from a course for beginners to courses on specialized topics.
The objectives of the Institute are:
- To teach the fundamentals of genealogical research and methodology.
- To teach research skills using a variety of resources and facilities.
- To provide broad and in-depth historical and genealogical subject content.
- To teach the evaluation of resources, proficiency in bibliographic citation, and critical analysis of documentation.
- To provide instruction for those wishing to pursue careers in genealogy and related disciplines.
The institute is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. The faculty is composed of outstanding, nationally prominent, genealogy educators. The institute regularly enrolls over 200 students from around the country.
Projected dates for the institute are: June 8-13, 2008; June 14-19, 2009; June 13-18, 2010; and June 12-17, 2011.
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