[APG Public List] Research into Illegitimate Births in Europe
treviawbeverly at comcast.net
Thu Jan 14 11:51:41 MST 2010
I do a lecture entitled "Lost Babes. Child apprentices, those "branded" in
records, orphans train riders & others." Here are several references you may
be interested in. The subject has many, many more references.
Herndon, Ruth Wallis. Unwelcome Americans; Living on the Margin in Early New
England (Philadelphia: University Press, 2001).
Bellemore, Marilyn. The Exter Bastard Files: To ease tax burden, Exeter once
carted away unwed mothers (2005).
Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Lost Babes. Fornication Abstracts From Court Records
Essex County, Massachusetts 1692 to 1745 (1992).
Trevia Wooster Beverly
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From: "Michol Colgan" <mlcolgan at verizon.net>
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> Interesting indeed. Are there similar references works to cover the
> in the U.S. that you would recommend?
> Michol Colgan
> APG member
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Melanie Holtz [mailto:melanie_holtz at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:57 AM
> To: Transitional Genealogists; apgpubliclist at apgen.org
> Subject: RE: [APG Public List] Research into Illegitimate Births in Europe
> Christy said:
> "I attended a lecture last night at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
> was given by Warren Bittner and was a fantastic discussion of researching
> illegitimacy in Europe. I would highly recommend Warren's presentation to
> anyone with illegitimate ancestors. The presentation is based on a decade
> believe he said) of research for his Master's thesis. Some of the findings
> were very surprising. Anyway, it was eye opening for me and I wanted to
> share my impressions in case anyone else gets the opportunity to attend
> presentation in the future."
> I've done some research on this subject myself although, I'm sure, not to
> the extent of Mr. Bittner. My research has also focused on Italy. For
> those interested, I can suggest two books, one on infant abandonment and
> on midwifery. These subjects are intertwined.
> "Sacrified for Honor: Italian infant abandonment and the Politics of
> Reproductive Control" by David I. Kertzer [He's also written several
> articles on this subject]
> "The Art of Midwivery: Early Modern Midwives in Europe" by Nadia Maria
> Melanie D. Holtz, CG
> Holtz Research Services
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> Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants
> after periodic competency evaluations by the Board.
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