Sunday, June 10, 2012

Samford IGHR 2012 Gets Underway

Lining Up for IGHR registration allowed participants to make new acquaintances and renew old ones.

In spite of a heavy rainfall, participants in the Fall 2012 Institute of Genealogical & Historical Research at  Samford University, participants poured into the library Sunday afternoon to collect registration packets parking passes and materials for the week. Genealogists came from all around the country, and several researchers from east to west gathered for this summertime institute. All were looking forward to a week where new topics will be explored, new concepts learned and new strategies explored.

Sunday afernoon is always a day of orientation and there was plenty of time in the library lounge area to visit old friends and discuss current new projects.

J. Mark Lowe and Dr. Deborah Abbot have a friendly chat before orientation

Bernice Bennet of Blog Radio & Pat Richley-Erickson (DearMYRTLE) share a friendly moment while standing in line for registration.

Each year brings newcomers to IGHR, but likewise many who have attended in the past also make a return trip to take another course.

Selma Stewart Hampton Roads AAHGS President & Bernice Bennett of Blog Talk Radio Pose for a Friendly Photo

One of the pleasures of the event is that the institute provides opportunities for old friends to spend time with each other and to catch up on months of absence.
Angela McGhee of Chicago and Deborah Abbott of Ohio greet each other

The orientation outlined what should be a full week, and lectures, books and events will make this another well spent week with genealogists anxious to listen and learn!

I am registered for Course 3 Research in the South, coordinated by Mark Lowe. I look forward to this course and am anxious for class to start.

And so it begins!

Weekly schedule for course 3, Research in the South. Coordinated by J. Mark Lowe

1 comment:

Sheri Fenley said...

Oh I so want to be there! I have promised myself that next summer I will be Birmingham bound!

Have a great week Angela!