Friday, August 31, 2012

FGS Day Two (Thursday August 30)

High points of the day:

Waking up late on a day when I didn't have any early-morning commitments.

Talking with people about BCG certification at the booth.

Hearing Warren Bittner's awesome historical AND genealogical talk on illegitimacy in Germany in the 1810s and 1820s (AKA "Bittner's Bavarian Bastards"), in which his paternal-line ancestor was denied the right to marry for a decade, essentially because he was poor. No wonder American looked good.

What with committee work and other commitments, I don't get to attend all the lectures I would like, but this one was almost worth the price of admission by itself.

Harold Henderson, "FGS Day Two (Thursday August 30)," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 31 August 2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

1 comment:

Lisa Suzanne Gorrell said...

Yes, that was a great lecture! I heard him speak at the Sacramento German Genealogical Society. Warren is a great lecturer and I'm taking his Advanced German class at SLIG. Can't wait!