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My Ancestor is From … but I Don’t Speak or Read the Language. Help!

07-09 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Event Details

You’ve found your ancestor in his homeland but are now struggling to understand the records. Come learn tips to overcome the language barrier. At the end of this presentation you will be able to locate translation help and learning aids to aid you in reading records in a foreign language. You will also become familiar with paleography skills which you can incorporate to raise your ability to read foreign language records to a higher level.

About our Speaker

Deborah S. Gurtler, AG®, graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Family History. She worked as an intern at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She has also made research trips to Spain, Virginia, and North Carolina. She is employed by FamilySearch where she is currently the manager of the Latin America/Southern Europe team and Training Coordinator at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. She is fluent in Spanish. She can also read genealogical documents in Portuguese, Italian, and French. She is a member of several genealogical societies including HISPAGEN and Antzinako in Spain, the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) in the United States.
Debbie serves as a treasurer on the board for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Debbie holds three AG® credentials for the United States Mid-South region, Spain and Mexico.
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8:00 pm - 9:15 pm