Even in our technological age, the value of attending a genealogy conference in person is phenomenal. Nothing quite matches the chance to learn directly from the experts and network with people of similar interests.
FEEFHS is committed to providing information to our followers about upcoming educational opportunities related to Eastern European research. If your society has an event to add to our calendar, please send description and website link to , FEEFHS conference administrator.
CGSI 14th Genealogical and Cultural Conference
October 23-26, Lombard, Illinois - a Chicago suburbIn addition to the many Czech, Moravian, Slovak, Rusyn and German-Bohemian Genealogy and Research related break-out sessions, this conference will also include optional tours of the Chicago - Bohemian National Cemetery, the Ethnic Neighborhoods of Chicago, and a Research trip to the Czech and Slovak-American Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI) Library in Cicero. There will also be a Parade of Kroje (folk dress) fashion show, and a hands-on "Preserving Cultural Crafts" session.
Other highlights include: a Vendor Room, CGSI Traveling Research Library, Silent Auction, Translation Service, Networking Room (Informal Regional 'Round-table' groups are forming across the nation and continue to meet locally for education and mutual assistance).
CSGI Conference 2013
FEEFHS new Fall Workshop - Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor
November 12-14, Salt Lake City, UtahIn order to successfully research your ancestors in Eastern Europe, you must know their village of origin. Join us for this small, personalized workshop taught by instructors familiar with both immigration research and Eastern European tools and resources. Focus on US and Canadian records to help you find the village of origin, and be prepared to attend the summer workshop to access the records there. Workshop includes daily consultations, wrap-up dinner with speaker. Limited space available
Fall Workshop 2013
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly MeetingNovember 16, St. Paul, Minnesota
2014Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) - Research in Eastern Europe
January 13-17, Salt Lake City, Utah
FEEFHS Annual Eastern European Research WorkshopAugust 12-15, Salt Lake City, Utah
This annual workshop focuses on the records, tools, and methodologies needed to conduct research in Eastern European records, online, in microfilm, and on site. Additional Research Essentials track provides skills and background. Country tracks to include Germany, Poland, Russia, and more. Opens with an orientation of the Family History Library; closes with a banquet and keynote speaker. Includes individual consultation. Call for presentations soon going out. Full details on schedule and registration to be posted by Feb 1, 2014.