The Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research is proud to announce “Genealogical Evidence and Proof,” the latest course from one of our most popular instructors, F. Warren Bittner, CG. This new course will cover the essential skills of analyzing sources, comparing records for agreements and discrepancies, resolving conflicts, and compiling proof—skills essential for the successful genealogist. The course will benefit those at beginning, intermediate or advanced levels.
As with Warren’s previous courses, “Genealogical Evidence and Proof” will be presented on four consecutive Mondays at 8:00pm U. S. Eastern Standard Time, beginning 23 November 2015 and ending 14 December 2015.
F. Warren Bittner, CG, is a genealogical researcher and lecturer. He is a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He holds a Master of Science degree in history from Utah State University. His master’s thesis looked at the social factors affecting illegitimacy in nineteenth-century Bavaria.
Warren Bittner was a winner of the National Genealogical Society 2011 Writing Contest, with his article “Without Land, Occupation, Rights, or Marriage Privilege: The Büttner Family from Bavaria to New York.” This article was also awarded the National Genealogical Society, Award for Excellence, 2012 which is presented annually for an outstanding article published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
He has coordinated German research tracks at the Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. For six years he was the German Collection Manager for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He has done research in more than fifty German archives and in more than forty U.S. archives and record repositories.