PRE-CONVENTION ACTIVITIES: |
Thursday, August 4
3-5 p.m.: Visit to the Western Reserve Historical Society, with a briefing
and some time for browsing. This is the largest Genealogy Library between
Fort Wayne Indian and the east coast. (Tentative, pending registrant
response. There will be a nominal charge for those needing transportation.)
7-10 p.m.: Get-acquainted session in the Holiday Inn Lounge, with ethnic
entertainment expected. Please join us, introduce yourself and find the
others searching your ethnic area.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1995
Session 1: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
(a) Judith R. Frazin, "Climbing Your Family Tree -- The First Steps: A
Family History Workshop for Beginners"
(b) Charles M. Hall, "Linguistics and Name Changes"
(c) Joseph J. Hornack, "1990 Census Shows Slovak Awareness; Putting This
Awareness into Networking"
(d) Robert Ward, Ph.D., "Southeast European German Groups in Greater
Session 2: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
(a) Arlene Rich, "Putting Jewish Families Together Through Genealogical
(b) Ann Sindelar, "Genealogical Holdings of the Western Reserve Historical
(c) Ernest Thode, "Genealogical Resources on Germany and Austria"
(d) Jan Zaleski, A.G., "Following the Paper Trail to Your Ancestral Village
in Eastern Europe"
Session 3: 12 noon-1:15 p.m.
Lunch on your own. We are investigating the feasibility of an optional hotel
Session 4: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
(a) Jessie L. Daraska, "Lithuanian Genealogy: American Sources" (b) Judith
R. Frazin, "Finding Old Polish Records and Unlocking Their Secrets"
(c) Duncan B. Gardiner, Ph.D., C.G., "Czech and Slovak Genealogy"
(d) Leona Schmidt Janke, "East European Migration of Germans"
Session 5: 2:45-3:45 p.m.
(a) John R. Daraska, "Lithuanian Genealogy: Lithuanian Sources"
(b) Thomas Kent Edlund, "Genealogical Resources for All Christian Ethnic
Groups in Ukraine and Russia"
(c) Louis Schonfeld, "Hungarian Jewish Genealogy from Aleph to Zet"
(d) John D. Movius, "Effective Use of the Internet, The World-Wide-Web and
On- Line Services of AOL and CompuServe (FEEFHS member societies) for East
Session 6: 4-5 p.m.
(a) Michael Kopanic, Ph.D., "Slovak Immigration to the Cleveland Area"
(b) Ken Meter, "The Ethnic Composition of the Austro-Hungarian Empire"
(c) Marilyn A. Wellauer, "Swiss Genealogy and Eastward Migration"
(d) Jan Zaleski, A.G., "How to Proceed Once You Determine Your Ancestral
Village in Poland"
Session 7: 5:45-7:15 p.m. (official banquet)
Thomas Kent Edlund, "The Current Status of Microfilming in Eastern Europe"
Session 8: 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 or 10 p.m.
John D. Movius, chair, "The Future of FEEFHS". This will include
introductions of all FEEFHS Board members (FEEFHS Representatives) and other
accredited representatives of those FEEFHS organization members present.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1995
Session 9: 8:15-9:15 a.m.
(a) Adam S. Eterovich, Ph.D., paper on "A Guide to Croatian Genealogy" (for
all ethnic groups). This paper will be read.
(b) Duncan B. Gardiner, Ph.D., C.G., "Magyar and Hungarian Genealogy"
(c) Mark Vasko Bigaouette and Paul Makousky, "Origin and Location of Czech
and Slovak Settlements in the United States"
(d) Thomas A. Peters, C.G.R.S., "World War I Draft Records - No Male is
(e) Dr. Petr Klasinc, chief archivist, Maribor, Slovenia, "Family Files in
Session 10: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
(a) Patricia A. Eames, "What Researchers Should Know When Seeking
Information from Archives of the Former Soviet Union"
(b) Clare Ann Gaouette, "Genealogical Sources Available in Poland to Aid
(c) Michael Kukral, Ph.D., "The Changing Boundaries of Central Europe"
(d) Albert Peterlin, "Slovenian Genealogy: American Sources and Resources"
(e) John D. Movius, Part I: "Building a *Home Page* for your society to
appear within FEEFHS's Home Page on the Internet Web (WWW)." This is limited
to persons accredited by FEEFHS member organizations, including new member
organizations (on a space available basis) that join FEEFHS prior to the
start of this working session.
Session 11: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
(a) Thomas Kent Edlund, "Genealogical Resources for Croatia and Slavonia"
(b) Robert J. Paulson and Ken Meter, "Border People: The Bohmisch (German-
-Bohemians) in America"
(c) Thomas A. Peters, C.G.R.S., "Researching the People from 'No Man's
Land': The Carpatho-Rusyns of Austria-Hungary"
(d) Myron Momryk, "The Russian Consular Records for Canada, 1900-1921"
Session 12: 12 noon-2 p.m. (Conference luncheon; brief annual meeting
announcements) Luncheon Speaker: John J. Grabowski, Ph.D., of Western
Reserve Historical Society. Lecture with slides: "Cleveland's East European
Ethnic Neighborhoods: An Illustrated Tour"
Session 13: 2:15-3:15 a.m.
(a) John C. Alleman, "How to Handle 100 Foreign languages on the Computer"
(b) Clare Ann Gaouette, "Polish Surnames -- Their Origins, Definitions, and
Frequency in Poland"
(c) Myron Momryk, "Resources at the National Archives of Canada for the
Study of East European Genealogy"
(d) Roy J. Rushka, "Family History Research in Western Ukraine"
(e) Dr. Petr Klasinc, chief archivist, Maribor, Slovenia - Slovenian
Archives as Sources of family history records.
Session 14: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
(a) Edward R. Brandt, Ph.D., A.G., "Genealogical Resources of Hungarian
Archives for Magyars and Minority Groups"
(b) Paul Makousky and Mark Vasko Bigaouette, " Using American Sources to Get
Information from the Czech and Slovak Republics"
(c) Albert Peterlin, "Slovenian Genealogy: Slovenian Sources and Resources"
(d) Ernest Thode, "Deciphering the Gothic Script"