Genealogy Workshop with Warren Bittner

Come at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, to the Central Library, Tandy Lecture Hall, 500 W. Third. The interesting free workshop will last for only a couple of hours until 3:30 p.m. You’ll get a wealth of information while you’re there.

Yes, yes, yes, there’s going to be an Ancestry-In-Action: Genealogy Workshop with Warren Bittner next week. Join Warren Bittner, CGSM, a genealogical researcher and lecturer, for a discussion about the below topics in ancestry research.

  •  Understanding and Researching Illegitimacy

See new light on nineteenth century morality. Follow a couple with three children born during a ten-year wait for marriage. You’ll be amazed to learn what happened. This lecture is based on Mr. Bittner’s Master’s Thesis, and also the material used in his award-winning article.

  •  German Research: Bads, Bergs, Burgs and Bachs

Learn to solve challenging locality problems, map guides, reverse sorts, etc.

This workshop is going to be so much fun. Mr. Bittner is a genealogical researcher and lecturer, with thirty years of research experience. He holds a MS in history from Utah State University and a BS in Business from Brigham Young University. His master’s thesis looked at the social factors affecting illegitimacy in nineteenth-century Bavaria. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has studied Chinese at a graduate level at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Mr. Bittner owns Ancestors Lost and Found, a small genealogical research firm. He has worked for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for many years in several capacities such as the German Collection Manager. He has done research in more than fifty German archives and in more than forty U.S. archives and record repositories. In addition to serving as the assistant director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and on the board of directors for Utah Genealogical Association, he is a member of many genealogical societies and has made several appearances on the PBS television series, Ancestors 2.

Please RSVP as reservations are required. Call 817-392-7740 to reserve your seat. Light refreshments will be provided.

Parking is free on Sunday on both downtown streets and the Third Street Parking Garage. If you use the garage, remember to have your parking ticket validated at the front desk. You may have to pay for half an hour as the validation is only good for 1 1/2 hours, if I remember correctly.

Annie Ambles makes a reservation for Mr. Bittner’s Workshop

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