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Course Five — Advanced German Genealogy

Course Coordinator

F. Warren Bittner, CG

Registration time is Eastern time zone

Description

This course is targeted for students who have done some German research and are ready to advance their skills to the next level. The course will concentrate on problem-solving tools to use with German immigrants and German residents. Open to anyone interested in German research. Some previous German research experience is recommended, but not required.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

Suggested prerequisites for the Advanced German Research are any one of the three options below. If you have not met the prerequisites, go ahead and register for the course, but then spend the two or three hours it will take to watch at least one of these three series. 

  1. Watch the 3 videos at [no charge]:
    https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/375
  2. Watch the 4 videos at [$69 charge]:
    http://vigrgenealogy.com/store/bittner-reading-german-i/
  3. Take the tutorial and the tests for letter and word [no charge]:
    https://script.byu.edu/Pages/German/en/letters.aspx
    https://script.byu.edu/Pages/German/en/words.aspx

Course Schedule

Sunday

 
  8:00 -  8:30 Introductions and  Course Description (Bittner)
  8:30 – 9:45 German Maps and Territories: Complexity Incarnate (Bittner)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Next Steps After Finding a German Town of Origin (McMillin)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Huber Family – Multiple Ways to Identify Their Origins (McMillin)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 How To Find Places: Bads, Bergs, Burgs and Bachs (Bittner)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Workshop – Kunzler Family – 17 Children – Which Couple (D. Jones)
     

Monday

 
  8:00 -  8:30 Homework Solution – Kunzler Family (D. Jones)
  8:30 – 9:45 German Research and the Law (Bittner)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Johann Eigenbrod – Complex Thinking (D. Jones)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Complex Evidence: The Case of Balthasar Weber (D. Jones)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Proving Immigrant Identities: Dora Lühr (Bittner)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Workshop: Town of Origin Problem (McMillin)
     

Tuesday

 
  8:30 – 9:45 Court Records (Switzerland) (D. Jones)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 German Military Records (D. Jones)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Published Sources (Bittner)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Newspaper Research in Germany (McMillin)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Workshop: Town of Origin Problem Continued (McMillin)
     

Wednesday

 
  8:00 -  8:30 Homework Solution – Town of Origin Problem (McMillin)
  8:30 – 9:45 Online Research: Sources and Strategies (D. Jones)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Exhaustive Research: Pity the Poor Pfuhl (Bittner)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Unreasonable & Exhausting; The Impossible Immigrant (Bittner)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 The German Side – Emigration Records in Germany (McMillin)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Workshop: Complex Thinking (Bittner)
     

Thursday

 
  8:00 -  9:15 Homework Solution – Complex Thinking (Bittner)
  9:15 – 9:30 Break
  9:30 – 10:45 Onsite Research Planning – Stateside (McMillin)
  10:45 – 11:00 Break
  11:00 – 12:00 Archives Full of Treasures / Certificates and Closing (Bittner)

 

Course Faculty

Event Details

Event Begins 02-Jun-2018 9:00 am
Event Ends 07-Jun-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Begins 13-Jan-2018 10:00 am
Registration Ends 06-May-2018 11:55 pm
Remaining Seats 22
Price $600.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$600.00 22

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