The third day of the conference was a day of learning for me. Rev. Jürgen Hoogstraat described the patterns and reasons for “movement, marriage, and migration” in Ostfriesen in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Unfortunately, I could not attend the last day and a half of the conference, but I was able to purchase the long-awaited two volume set of the Neermoor Ortsippenbuch! What a great resource this is.
Conferences like these do not just happen. The volunteers and presenters have had this in the works for a long time and their careful planning has resulted in a first-class Ostfriesen conference. They deserve much credit, including Jean, who, despite troubles with her microphone and laptop, weathered the challenges all calmly and gave a quality presentation. That speaks to the Ostfriesen resilience and perseverance.
And, I learned today Warren, a cousin of mine, has earned the distinction of being a “jolly man.” Now that is a notable reputation.