Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Conference 2011: Saturday Track 2 Western Europe

Putting the Pieces Together

Friday, March 25, 4:00 to 8:30 pm and
Saturday March 26, 2010, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Marriott Fairfax Hotel at Fair Oaks Mall
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033  (Near the intersection of Route 50 and I-66)
Entrance to the vendor area is free and open to the general public.


Speakers:  Warren Bittner and Leslie Huber

Session 21 – Jumping Over Hurdles in Western European Research (Huber)
Has a hurdle on your Western European research path brought you to a screeching halt?  Locating hometowns, accessing records, or dealing with the language and handwriting doesn’t have to throw you out of the race.  Learn how to leap over these common research hurdles.

Session 22 – How German Maps Affect European Research (Bittner)
Germany has had frequent and significant boundary changes.  Learn about the 300 independent territories that have now merged to become modern Germany and how to find their records.

Session 23 – Online Sources for Western European Research (Huber)
Every day, Western European research gets a little easier as more records come online.  Learn about parish, census, civil registration, and other records that are only a click away.

Session 24 – Understanding and Researching Illegitimacy:  The Bittner Bastards of Bavaria (Bittner)
 Understand illegitimacy in historical context. Follow a couple with three illegitimate children born during a ten-year wait for marriage. You’ll be surprised to learn what happened.

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