Thursday, May 29, 2014

Advanced German Research Course at the Salt Lake Institute in January 2015

Do you have German ancestors? Would you like to find out how to effectively research your German heritage? This advanced methods course is designed for genealogists with basic church book experience who are ready to develop advanced skills. In addition, students have the opportunity to put their new found knowledge and skills to work researching in the German resources at the Family History Library

F. Warren Bittner, CG is the coordinator for this in-depth German course. He is joined by well-known instructors Baerbel Johnson, Michael Lacopo, Fritz Juengling, and Daniel Jones. They will provide their expertise covering the following topics over the course of the week:
  • Historical Overview of Germany 
  • German Territories, Maps and Jurisdictions 
  • Meyers Gazetteer: Bible of German Research 
  • Research in the 19 Century German States 
  • Difficult Immigrant Examples 
  • German Research in Eastern Areas 
  • Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants
  • Proving Immigrant Identities: The Case of Dora Lühr 
  • Social Levels and Occupations 
  • German Marriage Laws and Customs 
  • Reading for Historical Context 
  • German Social History and Genealogical Research 
  • Online Church Resources and Village Family Books 
  • What’s New in German Internet Research 
  • Guilds and Their Records 
  • German Research and the Law 
  • Complex Evidence: The Case of Balthasar Weber 
  • Complex Evidence: The Gard family of Hesse 
  • Beyond the Church Books 
  • Onsite Research in German Archives 
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