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.
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International Settlers Group Meeting: "Research your Dutch Ancestors," Katy UrquhartMay 18, Melbourne, Australia
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly Meeting "Requesting Records from the Romanian National Archives
May 18, St. Paul, MinnesotaContinuing with the theme of the February meeting, Bogdan Filipescu and Vicki Albu will lead a discussion about finding the village of origin and how to identify the county archives where a letter may be sent to request records. Please bring your research problems and successes to share with the group. RGS members receive free admission to the MGS Library, which opens at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays.
Translation Assistance: Bogdan Filipescu, a native speaker of Romanian, will again be available at 12:00 noon for one-on-one consultations and translation assistance, one hour prior to this meeting. Please make an appointment in advance by contacting Vicki Albu at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
EEGS Seminar "Family History Library Resources and Research in the Former Russian Empire"
June 1, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaTopics include: Getting the Most out of FamilySearch; Online Databases of the Polish State Archive; Finding Places in the Former Russian Empire; The Baltic Edge of the Former Russian Empire; How Records are Acquired by FamilySearch from the Former Soviet Sphere. Area covered: Poland and Ukraine (including Galicia & Bukovina). The former Russian Empire was comprised of modern-day Russia, the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, & Estonia), Belarus, Poland (northeastern), Ukraine (central & eastern including Black Sea), & other former Soviet republics.
GRHS Annual Convention
July 17-21, Bismarck, North Dakota
August 6-10, Salt Lake City, UtahNetworking Reception, 3-days of presentations, one-on-one consultation, research at nearby Family History Library, closing banquet, and optional special events. This year's workshop includes presentations or tracks on German, Polish, Jewish, Kingdom of Hungary, Russian, Germans from Russia, and Baltic States research. A third track on Research Essentials offers courses such as "Historical Geography" and "Latin for Genealogists".
FEEFHS Workshop 2013
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly MeetingAugust 17, St. Paul, Minnesota
International Settlers Group Meeting: "Restoring Family Links"
August 17, Melbourne, AustraliaPresentation by a representative of the Australian Red Cross Tracing Service
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
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly MeetingNovember 16, St. Paul, Minnesota