Sunday, June 15, 2014

Advanced German Research Course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in 2015

     The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy opened registration for their 2015 institute this past Saturday. Currently, there are only 3 slots available in this course. I took the course two years ago and found it to be a fantastic educational opportunity to gain advanced skills in conducting German research.

     Below is additional information from UGA's blog:

     "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 
     Find additional information on SLIG at"

     If you want to go beyond using German church records, consider registering for this course. An added bonus is being able to conduct research on your German ancestors at the Family History Library!

Debra A. Hoffman, "Advanced German Research Course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in 2015," Ancestral Leaves, posted 15 June 2014 ( : viewed [date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

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