On Mountain or Prairie: Treasures in Federal Land Records

Florida State Genealogical Society October Poolside Chat Webinar

November 14, 2014 – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Presented by Warren Bittner

Overview: Learn how to find federal land case files and see the treasures they contain. Follow a farmer in Kansas who does not appear to own land.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Presenter: 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 and his master’s thesis looked at the social factors affecting illegitimacy in nineteenth-century Bavaria. Warren 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 The Samford 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.

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