The first session I went to was "German Genealogy on the Internet," taught by Baerbel K. Johnson, AG. She diverted slightly from her syllabus in order to share some of the latest web sites on German genealogy research. In her session, she mentioned www.genealogy.net, dilibri.de (digital library for Rheinland-Pfalz), and wiki.familysearch.org (go to "Germany", then "digital resources"). If you are at Mesa, but didn't attend this session, check out the syllabus. It's filled with great links about German research.
The second session I attended was "Avoiding Mistakes in German Research," also by Baerbel Johnson. Many of the main points about research mistakes really apply to all languages and regions. Johnson did provide some slides with records to show examples of how easy it is to make a mistake in German research.
I vow not to be intimidated by a language I don't understand. I'm glad I went to these German sessions and look forward to applying what I learned to my own research.
Now back to hanging out with the bloggers.