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Join us in Salt Lake City, August 6-10 2013
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The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
Do your ancestors come from Eastern Europe? Do you have records that you cannot read? Are you aware of the vast collection of genealogical records from Eastern Europe on microfilm in the Family History Library, located in Salt Lake City, Utah? Do you know about the images of original church, census, and tax records found on the Internet for countries like the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, and Latvia?
Our 2013 conference/workshop has been designed to help you do research on your lines. Participants will have a chance to learn from a variety of experts with years of experience in dealing with the records and the institutions that preserve them. This year's workshop will focus on German, Russian, Polish, Jewish, Germans from Russia, Baltics, and the Kingdom of Hungary. The presentations will address the language, handwriting, record sources, and resources specific to those areas of research.
The presentations address the language, handwriting, record sources, and resources available for those read. During personal consultations each afternoon, speakers will deal with individual questions concerning ancestry in any of the countries between the Alps and the Urals, between the Baltic and the Black seas (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia).
The workshop opens on Tuesday, August 6th with a reception and pre-workshop functions, with presentations and consultations Wednesday through Friday, and Saturday, August 10th open for research on your own, or with pre-arranged assistance. The workshop is held in the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square, next door to the Family History Library. It will be possible to spend several hours a day in the library.
The view of Temple Square from the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
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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.
The Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) was organized in 1992 as an umbrella organization that promotes family research in eastern and central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions. It provides a forum for individuals and organizations focused on a single country or group of people to exchange information and be updated on developments in the field. While it primarily serves the interests of North Americans in tracing their lineages back to a European homeland, it welcomes members from all countries.
FEEFHS.org is one of the true veterans of the Internet, linking Central and East European researchers since the spring of 1996. We helped many of our member societies make their move onto the Web at a time when HTML coding was still a mysterious art and Google was just an idea.
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 FamilySearch website for possible sources.
You could also try mailing lists, the forums which help genealogists share their problems and solutions. Rootsweb has more than 32,000 of these genealogical lists -- go the Rootsweb mailing lists site to find the ones to help you. Among the Rootsweb lists of interest is the FEEFHS mailing list.
For further information about FEEFHS, or about our annual workshop, contact
Peg Ivanyo by | FEEFHS, P.O. Box 321, Springville UT 84663