Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.
Important Dates:

Saturday, 20 July 2019 - FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 21 July 2019 - IGHR registration check-in 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and orientation 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 22 July to Friday, 26 July 2019 - IGHR classes start Monday at 8:00 a.m. and end Friday at noon


University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA

Use this direct link for IGHR 2019 hotel reservations at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Eduation & Hotel (aka the Georgia Center).

Alternately, you can call 1-800-884-1381 / 706-542-2134 or visit and click on Reservations then type in Group Code 89898.

IGHR course classrooms are located in the Georgia Center. The IGHR Group rate will be honored three days before and three days after IGHR, based on availability. IGHR 2019 will begin Sunday, 21 July with registration check-in and orientation and end on Friday, 26 July at noon. A Family History and Genealogy Expo is being planned for Saturday, 20 July 2019. Hotel check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. (IGHR courses end at noon on Friday, but the Georgia Center Hotel will store luggage at no charge if you are leaving later in the day.)

Room rates:
Classic Room with one queen or one king bed $99.00
Classic Room with two custom (4'×6') beds; each accommodates one person $99.00
Select Room with two queen or two double beds $119.00
Dean's King Suite $189.00
Accessible Dean's King Suite $189.00

Sales tax in Athens-Clarke County is 8%. The above rates do not include sales or other taxes imposed by the state of Georgia.

Hint: If you have included pre and post event dates in your reservation query and it shows no rooms available, try removing one or more of the extra days.

Neither the Georgia Center Hotel nor IGHR provide roommate/matching services. Posts to the private IGHR Facebook page concerning roommate requests are welcome.

Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations and paying their own hotel bills. It is the responsibility of the person making the room reservation to provide the names of ALL individuals who will be staying in the room. If requested at the time the reservation is made, the hotel will be able to offer guests a split bill upon their departure.

Room rate includes complimentary high-speed WI-FI throughout the property, one parking pass per room, per night (allowing in and out privileges to the deck next to the Georgia Center), and access to complimentary shuttle van service to transport hotel guests locally, based on availability.

Additionally, UGA Hotel guests have special access, for a nominal daily fee, to the Ramsey Student Activities Center which includes an indoor track, three swimming pools, large weight room, and racquetball courts.

The Georgia Center Internet network allows access to the databases in the UGA Libraries from your hotel and classrooms.


Holiday Inn Athens

197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 

The Holiday Inn Athens has been selected as the overflow hotel for IGHR 2019. A shuttle will be provided between the Holiday Inn and the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. (Shuttle details will be provided at a later date.)

To make your reservation, call 1-706-549-4433 (hotel direct number) or 1-800-HOLIDAY (1-800-465-4329 the toll free reservation number) and tell the person taking reservations you want a room in the block for IGHR (Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research) Group Code GHR.

Alternately, you can use the Holiday Inn Athens website then click “More Options+” and enter the Group Code GHR

Room rates:
Standard 2 Double beds $99.00
Handicap Accessible room $99 (limited availability)
Deluxe 1 King bed $109
Deluxe 2 Double beds $109 

Sales tax in Athens-Clarke County is 8%. The above rates do not include sales or other taxes imposed by the state of Georgia.

Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations and paying their own hotel bills. Rooms are being held for the IGHR group block beginning Friday night, 19 July through Thursday night, 25 July 2019 (check-out 26 July 2019). Reservations must be received by 19 June 2019; thereafter, these rooms will be released from the block and reservations will be taken on a space available basis only.

Check-in is 3 p.m. and Check-out is 11 a.m. Room rate includes free internet access and free on-site parking at the Holiday Inn. Other onsite amenities include an outdoor pool, complimentary fitness center, 24 hour business center, and on-site dining and bar at the Redfearn Grille and Lounge. 


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