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2015 Eastern European
Family History Conference

August 11-15, 2015
Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Joe Everett works with a participant at a previous conference.

FEEFHS Announces Change in Name and Focus

Thom Edlund, President, recently announced that FEEFHS has changed its name to the Foundation for East European Family History Studies. 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.

20th Annual Conference Highlights

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.

The 2013 workshop hosted individuals from 24 states and two Canadian provinces – some who have attended as many as five, nine, eleven, even twenty years, as well as many who were attending for their first time.

The program opened with a networking reception, featuring Eastern European hors'doevres, and wrapped up with a closing banquet and keynote address, door prizes, awards, and the recognition of John Alleman, one of FEEFHS original founders.

FEEFHS was founded in 1992 as the Federation of East European Family History Societies to promote family research in eastern and central Europe. 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. 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.

For further information about FEEFHS, or about any of our workshops, contact
Peg Ivanyo, administrator -- | FEEFHS, P.O. Box 321, Springville UT 84663


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