Pre-conference workshops will take place on Monday, August 6, and will run for two days. An additional fee is required to attend a workshop.

Conference Schedule by Topic

Date-Time Location Presenter Pre-Conference Workshops 2018 Description
Aug.6-7, 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon TBA Pohontsch, Milan German Document Recognition (6 x 1 hr. classes) Summarization
Aug.6-7, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM TBA Edlund, T. and Everett, J. Cyrillic for Beginners (6 x 1 hr. classes) Summarization
Aug.6-7, 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon TBA Sher, Joanne Finding the Village of Origin (6 x 1 hr. classes, plus hands-on help in the afternoons) Summarization
Aug.6-7, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM TBA Andrus, Camille Navigating Internet Resources (6 x 1 hr. classes)  
Class Date-Time Location Presenter German Research 2018 Description
Aug.8, 9:45 AM TBA Jacox, Mindy Germanic Research for Beginners Summarization
Aug.8, 11:00 AM TBA Jacox, Mindy Spelling Variations in German Given and Place Names Summarization
Aug.8, 4:00 PM TBA Jacox, Mindy Finding German Places of Origin Summarization
Aug.9, 8:30 AM TBA Maynes, Jilline German Church Records and Beyond: Deepen your Research Using a Variety of Town Records Summarization
Aug.9, 9:45 AM TBA Maynes, Jilline German Civil Registration Records Summarization
Aug.9, 2:45 PM TBA Maynes, Jilline German Census and Ortssippenb├╝cher Summarization
Aug.9, 11:00 AM TBA Johnson, Baerbel Internet Sources for Locating Your 19th Century German Emigrant Summarization
Aug.9, 1:30 AM TBA Johnson, Baerbel Records and Resources for German Research on FamilySearch.org Summarization
Aug.10, 8:30 AM TBA Johnson, Baerbel Avoid Mistakes in German Research Summarization
Aug.10, 9:45 AM TBA Johnson, Baerbel Using Historical Newspapers to learn more about your German Ancestor Summarization
Aug.8, 1:30 PM TBA Juengling, Fritz German Geography Summarization
Aug.8, 2:45 PM TBA Juengling, Fritz Beyond the Obvious Reasons: Practical and Social Decisions for Emigration to America Summarization
Aug.10, 2:45 PM TBA Pohontsch, Milan History of the Napoleonic Wars & the Change of Borders Summarization
Aug.10, 4:00 PM TBA Pohontsch, Milan German History and Migration Summarization
Class Date-Time Location Presenter Czech Research 2018 Description
Aug.8, 11:00 AM TBA Cooper, Mckenna Czech Records (part 1) Summarization
Aug.8, 1:30 PM TBA Cooper, Mckenna Czech Records (part 2) Summarization
Class Date-Time Location Presenter Slovak Research 2018 Description
Aug.9, 8:30 AM TBA Alzo, Lisa Researching your Slovak Roots: Over Here and Over There Summarization
Aug.9, 11:00 AM TBA Alzo, Lisa Breaking Down Slovak Genealogy Brickwalls Summarization
Class Date-Time Location Presenter General East European Research 2018 Description
Aug.8, 9:45 AM TBA Juengling, Fritz Austro-Hungarian Empire Geography Summarization
Aug.10, 4:00 PM TBA Nagy, Valentyna Research on the Austro-Hungarian empire's Eastern Provinces: Galicia, Bukowina, Transcarpathia Summarization
Class Date-Time Location Presenter Hungarian Research 2018 Description
Aug.9, 4:00 PM TBA Hale, Kellie Scherbel Hungarian Geography and Gazetteers Summarization
Aug.10, 11:00 AM TBA Hale, Kellie Scherbel Hungarian Records, Pt. 1: Church Registers Summarization
Aug.10, 1:30 PM TBA Hale, Kellie Scherbel Hungarian Records, Pt. 2: Civil Registration Summarization
Aug.10, 2:45 PM TBA Hale, Kellie Scherbel Online Indexes and other Online Resources for Hungarian Research Summarization
Class Date-Time Location Presenter Polish Research 2018 Description
Aug.9, 1:30 PM TBA Darby, Luana Introduction to Polish Research Summarization
Aug.9, 2:45 PM TBA Jones, Daniel Polish Historical Geography Summarization
Aug.10, 8:30 PM TBA Jones, Daniel Polish Civil Registration Summarization
Aug.9, 4:00 PM TBA Edlund, Thom Reading Polish Records Summarization
Aug.10, 1:30 PM TBA Everett, Joe Searching Polish Web Sites Summarization
Aug.10, 9:45 AM TBA Jones, Daniel Polish Parish Registers Summarization
Aug.10, 11:00 AM TBA Edlund, Thom Reading Polish Parish Records in Latin Summarization
Aug.10, 2:45 PM TBA Sher, Joanne Jewish Records in Poland Summarization
Class Date-Time Location Presenter DNA Research 2018 Description
Aug.9, 9:45 AM TBA Woodbury, Paul Developing a DNA Testing Plan Summarization
Aug.9, 11:00 AM TBA Woodbury, Paul DNA Interpretation Summarization
Aug.9, 1:30 PM TBA Woodbury, Paul DNA Case Studies in Eastern Europe Summarization
Aug.9, 2:45 PM TBA Andrus, Camille Success Stories using DNA  
Class Date-Time Location Presenter Russian Research 2018 Description
Aug.8, 9:45 AM TBA Edlund, Thom Introduction to Russian Records  
Aug.8, 1:30 PM TBA Edlund, Thom Russian Church Records  
Aug.8, 2:45 PM TBA Edlund, Thom Russian Civil Records  
Aug.9, 9:45 AM TBA Edlund, Thom Russian Research Case Study  
Aug.8, 11:00 AM TBA Everett, Joe Russian Gazetteers and Maps Summarization
Aug.9, 8:30 AM TBA Everett, Joe Russian Online Resources Summarization
Aug.8, 4:00 PM TBA Nagy, Valentyna Ukrainian Research: Archival and Online Resources Summarization
Class Date-Time Location Presenter General Resources 2018 Description
Aug.8, 2:45 PM TBA Diane Lungo/Lisa Ratzlaff How to Research in Another Language Summarization
Aug.10, 8:30 AM TBA Everett, Joe On-Site Research in East European Archives Summarization
Aug.10, 9:45 AM TBA Nagy, Valentyna Hiring a Professional Genealogist in Eastern Europe Summarization
Aug.10, 11:00 AM TBA Sher, Joanne The Great War: Where to Find WWI Records for U.S., Canada, & Eastern Europe Summarization
Aug.10, 1:30 PM TBA Alzo, Lisa Writing your Family History Step-by-Step Summarization
Class Date-Time Location Presenter Jewish Research 2018 Description
Aug.8, 4:00 PM TBA Sher, Joanne Basics of Jewish Genealogical Research Summarization
Aug.9, 4:00 PM TBA Sher, Joanne Researching a Shtetl Summarization
Aug.10, 4:00 PM TBA Sher, Joanne Jewish Migration from Eastern Europe Summarization