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2016 Eastern European Family History Conference

August 8-12, 2016
Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

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FEEFHS - Name and Focus

Under the direction of Thom Edlund, President, FEEFHS changed its name to the Foundation for East European Family History Studies in 2014. Formerly called the Federation of East European Family History Societies, FEEFHS was organized in 1992 as an umbrella organization for many organizations that focused their research efforts on areas of East Europe and Transcaucasia. The Federation provided a Web portal and published a journal distributed to members. As technology evolved and member societies grew, these services became less relevant, and FEEFHS discontinued the journal and membership fees in 2009.

With this change, Edlund will "direct the energies of the organization toward indexing and other record discovery projects," expanding the offerings of the FEEFHS Web site as a resource to all East European researchers. As a Foundation, the organization will be able to "coordinate and collaborate its efforts with others wishing to participate with or fund such projects." FEEFHS will continue to place a high level of emphasis on providing educational opportunities to researchers.

FEEFHS Leadership

Thom Edlund, President of FEEFHS, delivers the keynote address at the 20th Annual Conference Closing Banquet, August 2013.
Thom Edlund, left, was awarded a plaque at the 20th Annual FEEFHS conference in recognition of twenty years of support and service to the organization. Edlund currently serves as president of the organization, previously served as the journal editor, and is a frequent presenter at FEEFHS conferences.

Under Edlund's direction, FEEFHS recently expanded the board, as well as the the role of board members in preparing for the future of FEEFHS in providing services to Eastern European genealogical researchers.

Current board members include: Thom Edlund, president; Dave Obee, past-president; Milan Pohontsch, secretary; Walt Knepper, treasurer; Joe Everett, Joanne Sher, and Kahlile Mehr, who recently returned from serving an LDS mission in Ukraine.

We invite you to peruse our resource directory, map library, journals archive, event calendar, conference information, and join our e-lists and Facebook chats.

Shortcuts to links: Austria | Banat | Belarus | Bukovina | Carpatho-Rusyn | Croatia
Czech Republic | Estonia | Finland | Galicia | Germans / Russia | Germany | Hungary
Jewish | Latvia | Lithuania | Poland | Romania | Russia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Ukraine
For the full list, go to our Resource directory.

Please note that FEEFHS does not undertake research for individuals.
This website is a resource to help you get started.
In addition, we encourage you to contact societies specializing in your area. Also, check the Wiki at FamilySearch for possible sources. You could also try mailing lists, the forums which help genealogists share their problems and solutions.

FEEFHS Contact information
Outreach and Resources:
Conference Program:
Address: P.O. Box 321, Springville UT 84663


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