This week I have been attending the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. It was a real treat to attend this year as the program is moving to the University of Georgia in Athens, GA in 2017.
Samford University has been home to IHGR for 51 years and we were treated to a peek into some of the great history at last night's banquet with key note speaker Elizabeth Wells, who has been head of Samford Library's Special Collection Department for 38 years.
The Collection is a rich source of Alabama and southern genealogical resources as well as a notable Irish history collection. If you are visiting the South or live here as I do don't miss this collection. It's open to the public.