The next Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference for the Nation's Genealogists takes place in Fort Wayne, Indiana from August 21-24, 2013. "Journey through Generations" is the conference theme and it is hosted by the Allen County Public Library and the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana. Check back frequently for breaking news, details on lectures, speakers, vendors, special offers, events, research places, hotels/convention center, and information about the Fort Wayne area.
Get your tickets soon for the German Gothic Handwriting workshop because it is close to selling out.
By Linda Swisher
Workshops give you the opportunity to delve deeper into a subject.
Thursday’s workshops are no exception.
Almost SOLD OUT: From 3 to 6 p.m., F. Warren Bittner, CG℠, presents
“German Gothic Handwriting — Anyone Can Read It.” Do you fear that you’ll miss
an ancestor’s record because you can’t read it? If you need to use the records
of Germany, Austria, Switzerland,
or Scandinavia, then this workshop is for you!
You’ll see examples of German Gothic handwriting from many areas, and learn how
to decipher it. Pre-registration is required (the session number is T-220) and
there is a $15 fee plus conference registration.
Bittner holds a master’s degree in history. He is a
genealogical researcher and lecturer with 25 years of experience, and is the
owner of a small genealogical research firm.
Another workshop is for those who want to know what’s
involved in becoming a Certified Genealogist
℠. The Board for Certification of Genealogists presents “The BCG
Certification Seminar — The Why and the How.” Four Certified Genealogists —
Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Rev. David McDonald, Debbie Mieszala and Elisa Scalise
Powell —comprise a panel of current associates who give their reasons for
certification. They also share various pathways for a successful application.
The second hour includes practical tips for applying. This workshop is free
with conference registration, which is Session T-237, and runs from 2 to 4:30