Friday, January 12, 2018

60th Annual Missouri Conference on History to be held March 15-16, 2018

Help us honor the achievements of great scholars by submitting nominations for the 2018 Missouri Conference on History’s annual awards, including the Book Award ($500) and Lawrence O. Christensen Article Award ($250), by this Sunday.

The conference will be held March 15-16, 2018, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.  For more details on the conference, check here.

Registration for the 2018 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research Opens Sat. Jan 13th

January 13, 2018 is registration day for the 2018 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), in its second year at the University of Georgia in Athens.  The event is scheduled for 2-7 June this year.

Registration links will be on the IGHR 2018 Courses page of the Georgia Genealogical Society IGHR website.

If you look at that page right now, on the right hand side of each course is a column for registration. Right now it says when registration opens. When registration actually opens for that course, a yellow button will appear and you can begin the registration process. Each course title on that page is a link to the full course description.

Registration opens for each course at the following times:
Opening at 7 a.m. PST8 a.m. MST9 a.m. CST10 a.m. EST:
Course 1 — Methods and Sources, coordinated by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG
Course 5 — Advanced German Genealogy, coordinated by F. Warren Bittner, CG
Opening at 7:30 a.m. PST8:30 a.m. MST9:30 a.m. CST10:30 a.m. EST:
Course 2 — Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies, coordinated by Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Course 9 — Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents, coordinated by Benjamin B. Spratling III, J.D. and Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL
Opening at 8 a.m. PST9 a.m. MST10 a.m. CST11 a.m. EST:
Course 3 — Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis, coordinated by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Opening at 8:30 a.m. PST9:30 a.m. MST10:30 a.m. CST11:30 a.m. EST:
Course 4 — Writing & Publishing for Genealogists, coordinated by Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
Course 8 — Military Records I, coordinated by Michael L. Strauss, AG
Opening at 9 a.m. PST10 a.m. MST11 a.m. CSTnoon EST:
Course 6 — Research in the South: Trans-Mississippi South, coordinated by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
Opening at 9:30 a.m. PST10:30 a.m. MST11:30 a.m. CST12:30 p.m. EST:
Course 7 — Irish Genealogical Research, David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA

A Hotel in Ireland Offers Genealogy Service

As many Americans spend time inside this weekend dreaming of warmer weather, vacations may be on our minds.  As a genealogist, ancestral lands always hold a fascination.  If Ireland is in your genes, this is the tip for you!

The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin offers a unique service for it's guests: assistance with genealogical research. Employing one of Ireland's top accredited genealogists, the Shelbourne provides its guests a head start on their quest to walk in their ancestor's footsteps.