01 May 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: F. Warren Bittner, CG

F. Warren Bittner, CG is a genealogical researcher and lecturer, with thirty years of research experience. He is a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He holds a Master of Science degree in history from Utah State University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Brigham Young University. His master’s thesis looked at the social factors affecting illegitimacy in nineteenth-century Bavaria.

Warren Bittner was the winner of the National Genealogical Society 2011 Writing Contest, with his article “Without Land, Occupation, Rights, or Marriage Privilege: The B├╝ttner Family from Bavaria to New York.” This article was also awarded the National Genealogical Society, Award for Excellence, 2012 which is presented annually for an outstanding article published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

In August 2012 he delivered the Chuck Knudsen Memorial Lecture at the Federation of Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. In May 2013 he presented the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Lecture at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 he delivered the keynote addresses to the Palatines to America National Convention, the Mid-Atlantic German Society Spring Meeting, and the Sacramento German Genealogy Society Spring Seminar.

He has coordinated German research tracks at the The Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

FR-000C Friday June 6, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
German Gothic Handwriting – Anyone Can Read it

Learn to read German Gothic handwriting used in records of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Scandinavia. See examples from many areas and learn to decipher it. (Special workshop)

FR034 Friday June 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Proof Arguments: How and Why?

Why does a researcher need to write an argument to establish identity? How to do it? Why does it Matter? Proof Arguments are essential to convey research to the next generation

SA003 Saturday June 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Elusive Immigrant!

Learn to prove immigrant identity comparing U.S. and European data. Follow an immigrant not found where she is supposed to be and whose name changes.

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