FEEFHS Conference 2021 - Preliminary Schedule

Submitted by milanct on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 16:29

The preliminary schedule for the FEEFHS 2021 virtual conference is up and running. We are still working on a few small details, but in general, this will be the plan (see below).

Each of the four virtual classrooms will have a separate Zoom link. If you want to switch classrooms, close your Zoom session and activate the link to the class you plan to visit for your next session. More details to those proceedings will be distributed when the registration opens.

Registration is now open. The Early Bird rate is $150 (till June 30), afterwards the regular price applies ($200). Full-time students with a valid student ID can attend the conference for free. Follow the link to register. The conference speakers are found here.

Following is the (preliminary) schedule, sorted chronologically. All times are in Mountain Daylight Time. The list of presenters is at the very bottom. We hope to see you in August.


Wednesday     11 August

8:30 a.m.        Opening of Conference


9:45 a.m.

An overview of FamilySearch.org, online sources, connections and more. Beginning German Research

Austrian Family History Research

Introduction to Russian Research

Using MyHeritage Search Engine for Eastern Europe Research


11:00 a.m.

German Geography 

Some Techniques for Finding the Village of Origin When All You Know is “Austria”

Russian Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Walk the Talk: The Importance of Location Research


1:30 p.m.

Introduction to German Phonetics as it Applies to the Spelling of Personal Names (or: “How can Tiefendörfer and Diependerper be the same family?”

I Have a Place Name! Now What? Identifying Place Names in the Lands of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire

Russian Census, Revision & Conscription Lists

DNA: An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy


2:45 p.m.

Early German Immigration—Where They Came From, Where They Settled, & When They Migrated 

Austro-Hungarian Empire Geography

Russian Archives & Online Sources-Part 1

DNA: I’ve Tested, Now What?


4:00 p.m.

Has It Already Been Done? German Compiled Records  Kory Meyerink

Census Records of the Czech Republic

Russian Archives & Online Sources-Part 2

The Long & Winding Road . . . the History of Antoni Przytu


Thursday     12 August

8:30 a.m.

Find Your German Ancestor Now!

You think Family Search has Everything? Think Twice. Offline Sources for Croatian Genealogy

Russian Maps & Gazetteers

Reuniting Holocaust Survivors


9:45 a.m.

German Internet—Some Very Useful Websites

Online & Offline Sources for Slovenian Genealogy

Russian (Soviet) WWI & WWII Military Records

Plan Your Roots Trip to Eastern Europe Efficiently


11:00 a.m.     

Silesia or Schlesien? Which is it? It’s BOTH!

Genteam.at: Website for Research in Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia & Slovakia

Baltic States Research

Introduction to Polish Research


1:30 p.m.

Meyers Gazetteer Now Online: Indexed and Fully Searchable    

Austrian Military Research

Lithuanian Research

Polish Historical Geography


2:45 p.m.

Matricula-online.eu Even Better Than Archion.de?

Basics of Jewish Genealogy

Germans from Russia: An Overview

Finding Polish Records


4:00 p.m.       

Residential Registration in Germany

Researching a Shtetl

Germans from Russia: Revision Lists

Reading Polish Records


 Friday      13 August

8:30 a.m.

Using Historical Newspapers To Learn More About Your German Ancestor

Challenges in Jewish Ancestral Research

Hiring a Professional Genealogist in Eastern Europe

Polish Family Online Research-Part 1: General Tips & Russian Partition


9:45 a.m.                   

Strategies for Solving German Problems

Written in Stone: When Gravestones Lie

Working in Records Containing Mixed Languages

Polish Family Online Research-Part 2: Prussian & Austro-Hungarian Partitions


11:00 a.m.     

German Handwriting

Crossing the Ocean: Finding Your European History

Germans from Russia: Locating Church Records

Genealogy Societies-A Survey of Genealogy Societies in North America & Poland


1:30 p.m.       

Strategies for Avoiding Common Research Blunders

Immigration History: Laws, Documents and the Story Within

Coming from the East: Little Known Resources for Tracing Germans from Russia

The Blue Army, Grey Samaritans, & White Cross: Polish-Americans in France, 1917-1920


2:45 p.m.       

Facebook or FamilySearch Communities? Stumped on how social media may be a benefit to your German research?

Westward Ho! The Jewish Agricultural Colony in Sanpete County, Utah

Germans from Russia Case Study

Advanced Polish Genealogy - Sto Lat: A Modern Guide to Polish Genealogy



4:00 p.m.       

Closing Session & Door Prizes


Conference speakers (sorted by family name):

Edie Adam

Annette Adams

Camille Andrus

Thom Edlund

Joe Everett

Banai Lynn Feldstein

Daniel Horowitz

Ceil Jensen

Baerbel Johnson

Daniel Jones

Fritz Juengling

Alexsandra Kacprzak

Taieno Kaiser

Kory Meyerink

Dr. Roger Minert

Valentyna Nagy

Greg Nelson

Dave Obee

Milan Pohontsch

Jane Neff Rollins

Lidiya Sambunjak

Joanne M. Sher

Janette Silverman

Angela Sinickas

Craig Siulinski

Beth Taylor

Suzanne M. Trotter

Ellie Vance

Susan Weinberg