Had a good morning!
Attended the first hour of the BCG Certification panel discussion. Didn’t learn too much new but the price is going to go up on January 1 and so it will be good to “get on the clock” by then. Also found out that between 40% and 53% usually pass. This past year they had 30 applicants of which 43% passed.
I then went to a very crowded session on German records once you have the village name. This information would have made my second report for Mary much richer. But, I am glad I have the information now. The session after that was equally crowded and was on German records on the Internet. I got a lot of interesting sites that would be good to pass on to the OGSA membership.
Lunch was interesting! I wanted to talk with Michael Hait, a regular commenter on this blog, and so I sat At his table Little did I know that there would be a number of BCG officials there as well. We had a terrific conversation about blogs, what they are and aren’t and how much control you have over the content of comments.
The luncheon speaker was a woman reenactor (who also is the editor of the NGS Magazine) who assumed the personality of a woman pioneer about 1862 in mourning. She talked a lot about “deep mourning,” “partial mourning” and “quarter mourning” and the social customs of each. Very interesting!
I haven’t seen Janice yet.