Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fall Conference -- Warren Bittner

Warren Bittner -- Not in Our Family—Understanding & Researching Illegitimacy
See new light on nineteenth century morality.  How common was illegitimacy and marital pregnancy? What forces influenced its occurrence. What historical demographers have found.

Warren Bittner -- German Gothic Handwriting, Anyone Can Read It – Parts 1 & 2
Lean to read German Gothic handwriting used in records of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Scandinavia.  See examples from many areas and learn to decipher it.

Warren Bittner -- Once in Europe is Thorough Research Needed?
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.

Warren Bittner -- Complex Evidence - What Is It, How it Works, Why it Matters
The goal of genealogy is to establish identity and prove relationships; complex evidence is the only way to do this. Follow a case study demonstrating the use of complex evidence.

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