Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Announcing the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast 2015 Genealogy Conference

The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast 2015 Genealogy Conference will be held on October 2 and 3, 2015, at the Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.

The conference provides an opportunity to learn strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots. The speakers are well known in Polish genealogy circles and their discussions will enable attendees to fill in the missing pieces of their family history. All speakers, who are highly respected with excellent credentials within the genealogy community, have extensive experience in their respective fields and have been featured at numerous regional, national and international conferences.

If your research has hit a brick wall, consultations with one of our speakers might aid in unraveling some of our research problems. These one-on-one consultations are always very popular and there are a limited number of openings. Featured speakers will be Tadeusz Piłat, John Righetti, Kris Rzepczynski, Lisa Alzo, Dr. Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, Matthew Bielawa and Jonathan Shea.

Always a favorite at our conference is the two-part seminar "Introduction to Polish Research" on Friday night. This lecture is designed for both beginners and intermediate Polish genealogy researchers.

New this year, from Tarnobrzeg, Poland is Tadeusz Plłat. His topics are "Notary Records with an Emphasis on Records in the 19th Century" and "Galician Maps in Poland."

Other lectures include "Digital News: Utilizing Online Newspapers in Your Genealogy Research, Pennsylvania's Coal Mines, Pennsylvania Resources for Polish Genealogists, and Changed by Thalerhof - An Anniversary Documentary" which explains Europe's first concentration camp located in the Galician section of Poland from 1914-1917.

For more information and a description of the speakers topics, please consult our website at http://www.pgsctne.org/ConferencesEvents.aspx where registration materials are available. You can also contact Diane Szepanski, Conference Chair, at Szepanski3@cox.net.