Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Eastern European Research Workshop


Genealogists researching their Eastern European ancestors are invited to attend the Eastern European Research Workshop, August 6-10, 2013 in Salt Lake City. Hosted by the Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS), the workshop features presentations by nationally recognized speakers, individual consultations, and daily research at the Family History Library. The workshop agenda will provide a strong foundation for those new to Eastern European research as well as an opportunity to break down brick walls for the intermediate researcher.

This year’s workshop will include courses on Polish, German, Russian, Jewish, Baltic States, Germans-from-Russia, and Kingdom of Hungary research, which includes Slovakia, parts of Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, and most of Croatia. A third track focuses on research essentials such as understanding calendar changes, using online records, Latin for genealogists, and historical geography.

This 20th annual event features optional pre-and post-workshop events such as a guided tour of Salt Lake City, new participant orientation, and an extra day for research. Presentations will be held in the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, with consultations and research in the nearby Family History Library.

Full registration includes a printed syllabus, three days of presentations, consultation, networking reception, and closing banquet. Single-day registration is also available. A detailed schedule, speaker biographies, travel information, and online registration are available at feefhsworkshop.org.

FEEFHS was founded in 1992 as a non-profit umbrella organization for related societies. It continues to provide information and access to genealogical resources and educational workshops relating to Eastern European family history research. Resources and additional information may be found at feefhs.org.