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B.A., French, University of Southwestern Louisiana
M.A., French, Columbia University
Lecturer: Courses 2, 8
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 nationally and teaches at the National
Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG),
the Genealogy and Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and the Institute of Genealogy
and Historical Research at Samford University (IGHR).
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.