Lecture descriptions Greg Nelson, FEEFHS 2021

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Census records of the Czech Republic (Austro-Hungarian track)

Census records of the Czech Republic are a valuable research tool in your quest to find your Czech ancestors. This course will cover pre-1857 attempts to count the people of the area by the Hapsburg empire through the regular census taken from 1857-1921. This course will cover online research, research groups, data privacy restrictions, and strategies for archival visits. The course is intended for the diaspora and not for in-country researchers but will benefit both groups.

 

Finding Polish Records (Polish track)

If your family has roots in Poland or what was once considered Polish territory, there are a number of rich resources available for you to consult. This course will cover research in pre-partition Poland, all three partitions (Prussia, Austria, Russia), interwar Poland, and post-war Poland. This course will cover online research, research groups, data privacy restrictions, and strategies for archival visits. The course is intended for the diaspora and not for in-country researchers but will benefit both groups.

 

Reading Polish Records (Polish track)

Poland is an area with many records of different languages. In any one volume you could see Polish, German, Russian, and Latin. How do you interpret the languages of these records? This course will discuss how to read these records by looking for keywords and phrases, using numerous resources and guides, and making sense of things that are a mystery. The course is intended for the diaspora and not for in-country researchers but will benefit both groups.

 

Baltic States Research (Russian track)

If your family has roots in the Baltics States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, there are a number of rich resources available for you to consult. This course will cover research in all three Baltic States and include online research, research groups, data privacy restrictions, and strategies for archival visits. The course is intended for the diaspora and not for in-country researchers but will benefit both groups.