Friday, September 6, 2013

Polish Genealogical Conference is sponsored by the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast and Central Connecticut State University's Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies

When: October 11 and October 12

Where: Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

The conference is of a truly international and multi-ethnic flavor. Among those speaking are individuals well known in Polish genealogy circles. Our speakers will be Aleksandra Kacprzak of Poland. Dr. Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, Endowed Chair of the Polish and Polish American Studies at CCSU, Dr. Shellee Morehead of Rhode Island, Dr. Paul S. Valasek of Chicago, Illinois and Thomas Sadauskas of Virginia. Matthew Bielawa and Jonathan Shea will speak on research for beginners which will include a discussion of civil and church records and suggest other resources for identifying ancestral villages in Europe, as well as archives in Poland that hold relevant records. All speakers have extensive experience in their respective fields.

Exhibitors will be the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA), Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), CCSU Polish Studies, The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, (College of Our Lady of the Elms), Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut, Polish American Foundation of Connecticut (PAF) and the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc.'s resource books, maps and other materials.

The cost, if postmarked by September 20, for the Friday, October 11 event is $20 per person. Saturday’s event, which includes a Polish-American buffet lunch, is $60. For persons planning to attend the conference both days, the cost is $80. If postmarked after September 20, the cost for Friday will be $25, Saturday will be $65 and both days will be $90.

Information and forms are available online at http://www.pgsctne.org/Conference%202013/List%20of%20Documents.aspx.

If you need overnight accommodations, at the time that you make your reservations with Courtyard Marriott (Southeast Road, Farmington), inform the reservationist that you are attending the CCSU Conference and you will receive the special rate.