03 May 2015
"Hegwer" in Sütterlin Script
With my new organization regimen, I review two random resource notebooks each month. (Most of them haven't been used for years.) My orginal hope was that I would find unnecessary or duplicate papers and could discard great bunches. You can probably guess that hasn't happened much. I keep telling myself that I am not responsible for archiving the world….
Today's pick was my notebook on German genealogy. I only found one unnecessary page in the whole notebook and only had to move one page to its proper section. Generally, I'm impressed with the quality of info I've accumulated...maybe I should even go back to working on that line?!
The forgotten treasure I found was my handout and notes from a 2006 lecture for the then Santa Clarita Valley Family History Center seminar. This session was presented by Kurt Schröder and included content on various script found in German records. I remember going up to him after the fine session and asking if he would please write "Hegwer" for me on my notes. I had already written the name out and I pointed to the blank area after the name. Mr. Schröder very graciously responded with the line you see above. (I added the arrow afterward so that I'd remember what I had!)
[Image is cropped scan from original document in MHD collection; all rights reserved.]