The 2022 conference of the Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) was held the last week of July. More than 100 attendees listened to almost 70 classes and more than 30 attendees participated in the workshops.
The FEEFHS board would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who took part. We also thank the presenters for delivering high-quality classes and workshops. We can truly say that this type of content is not found in any other conference worldwide.
The conference was presented via Zoom because of the COVID pandemic. This online platform caused some hiccups at the beginning of the workshops, but those problems were quickly resolved.
Keynote speaker Greg Nelson concentrated on filming genealogical content in war-torn Ukraine and the concluding speaker Brooke Schreier Ganz shed light on the issue of making archive content accessible to everyone through legal actions.
The main focus of classes was on the countries of East Europe, especially Poland and Russia/USSR. The Germanic / Austro-Hungarian tracks concentrated on online sources and less-used genealogical materials. Classes on Jewish research, DNA, and on specific resources made this conference a unique experience. Historical information helped us to understand the circumstances our ancestors lived in, and why they made the decisions they did.
FEEFHS exists because of people like you, people who share the love for our ancestors and people who are curious about the lands those ancestors came from. And FEEFHS is committed to serve you in the future.
The dates for the 2023 conference have been set. If the format of the conference does not change, the workshops will be taught on July 31 and August 1, and the regular classes will be presented August 2-4. The FEEFHS board is working on a hybrid conference model, combining the in-person experience with the advantages of online delivery.
Stay tuned and visit us again for further updates.