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Call for Conference Proposals - FEEFHS 2022

Beginning December 15, the Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) will accept speaker proposals for its 2022 conference, which will be held July 25-29, 2022.

The plan is to hold the conference as an in-person event at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, with two days for workshops and three days for presentations. For those presenters outside of Utah there will be the possibility to present live via Zoom or record a presentation before the conference. In addition to the in-person event, we are also considering providing access to attendees virtually via live broadcast or recorded presentations.

If Corona prevents an in-person event, the conference will be again all virtual (with no workshops).

The foundation is looking for new and exciting topics that span the range of genealogy and family history research. Subjects should draw on the lecturer’s areas of expertise, yet be broad enough to appeal to a general audience. Topics should encompass countries of Eastern Europe, including areas of the former Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, and German Empire. Other topics such as DNA, minority research, general resources, technology, etc. will also be considered.

Class sessions at the conference will be 60 minutes, including time for questions.

FEEFHS is also looking for topics for pre-conference workshops, which teach hands-on research skills. The pre-conference is an in-person event and will be at the Plaza Hotel on July 25 and 26. Proposals should be based on a single three-hour workshop, or two three-hour workshops (usually split into two days).

Each speaker is encouraged to provide one-on-one consultations, usually 50 minutes in consultations. The first consultation to a conference attendee is to be at no charge; fees for follow-up consultations with the same attendee can be arranged between the consultant and the attendee.

Speakers will receive free registration to the pre-conference and the conference, access to the recordings of all presentations, an electronic syllabus, and a ticket to the opening reception. If two classes are taught in person at the event, the presenter will also receive a lunch ticket for the day(s) when the classes are taught. For three or more classes taught, the presenter will receive all of the above plus a Friday banquet ticket. Each 50-minute pro-bono consultation counts the same as a class. For each class taught there will be an honorarium of $100. For each 3-hour workshop, the honorarium is $250 (respective $500 for a 6-hour workshop).

The submission for each class must include the following:

  • Title of presentation (no more than 15 words)
  • Short outline of each proposed topic (to avoid overlaps between speakers)
  • Summary of the presentation (100 words maximum – which will be published on the FEEFHS website)
  • Presenter’s full name (as you prefer to have it published on the website)
  • Postal and email address, and phone number (preferable cell phone – for internal use only)


The following information should be also included if needed:

  • Preferred date(s)
  • Brief speaker biography and a photograph (if a previous presenter, please check the FEEFHS website if edits are desired)


List which of the following methods of teaching you would be willing to provide (list all that apply):

  • In-person
  • Virtual live
  • Pre-recorded presentation


If selected, please be prepared to submit your class syllabus. Instructions will be sent with the acceptance notification.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2022.

The submission can be sent in by email (; all submissions can be sent together in one email or in one letter.

Submissions may also be sent by mail to:


Attn: Call for Papers

P.O. Box 341

Payson, UT 84651


Thank you very much. FEEFHS is looking forward to another great conference.