[APG Public List] Research into Illegitimate Births in Europe

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If you want to read Mr. Bittner's thesis it is available on the ProQuest  
Dissertation and Thesis site available at most Universities and Colleges.
 
Julia
 
 
In a message dated 1/14/2010 1:51:52 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
treviawbeverly at comcast.net writes:

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.

http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/TEXTS/BASTARDY.PDF
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

Houston,  Texas




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michol  Colgan" <mlcolgan at verizon.net>
To:  <apgpubliclist at apgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:36  PM
Subject: RE: [APG Public List] Research into Illegitimate Births in  Europe


> Interesting indeed. Are there similar references works  to cover the 
> subject
> in the U.S. that you would  recommend?
>
> Thanks,
> 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. 
> It
> 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 
>  (I
> 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 
> this
> 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 
> one
> 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
> Filippini
>
>  Sincerely,
>
> Melanie D. Holtz, CG
> Holtz Research  Services
> http://holtzresearch.com
>
>
> CG and  Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
> Certification  of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants
> after  periodic competency evaluations by the Board.
> =
>
>  


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