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Claire Mire Bettag

Portrait of Claire Bettag CG
B.A., French, University of Southwestern Louisiana
M.A., French, Columbia University

Lecturer: Course 9

Claire Bettag, CG, FUGA, is a certified professional genealogist based in Washington D.C. whose research focuses on French and Acadian family history. She conducts research in Louisiana, Europe, and Washington. She lectures at the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR), and frequently at other institutes (the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogy and Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University) and at national and regional conventions.

A contributing author to Professional Genealogy, she has also published articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, APG Quarterly, and other genealogical publications. She has served as the director of NIGR and a ProGen mentor, and on the boards of NGS, APG, and BCG. Currently she is on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and she volunteers at the National Archives. Her M.A. in French is from Columbia University; she has studied in France as a Fulbright fellow, and in Quebec, Spain, and Mexico.

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