Archivist Mona K. Vance is attending the Institutue of Genealogy and Historical Research this week at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
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 led by nationally prominent genealogical educators.
The institute, running from June 10-15, is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Vance is attending Course 8: Researching African American Ancestors. The plan is to bring the knowledge learned at the IGHR back to Columbus and provide workshops for the public and enhanced patron services here at the Local History Department in the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
Begun in 1962, the institute regularly enrolls over 200 students from around the country.
Vance’s participation in the IGHR is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
For more information about the IGHR visit www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/.