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Thursday, February 26, 2015

SMCGS Spring Seminar 2 May 2015

Immigration & Ancestral Customs

Four Lectures With Warren Bittner, CGSM

Warren Bittner, CG SM is a nationally known genealogy speaker with 30 years of research experience.  He is the owner of "Lost and Found", a small genealogical research firm.  For six years he was the German Collection Manager for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  In 2010 he was assistant director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and is a former member of the board of directors for Utah Genealogical Association.  Warren was the first place winner of the 2010 National Genealogical Society Family History Writing Contest.  He delivered the Chuck Knutsen Memorial Lecture for the Federation of Genealogical Societies in 2012.

  • Lecture 1:  “Complex Evidence:  What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters”
  • Lecture 2:  “Impossible Immigrant!”:  Using “Reasonably Exhaustive Research” to Find a Brick Wall       Immigrant
  • Lecture 3:  “Beat Children With a Birch Stick So the Animals Don’t Get Worms”:  Reading For Historical Context   
  • Lecture 4:  “The Bittner Bastards of Bavaria”:  Understanding & Researching Illegitimacy
For further information or to register click here.

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