Friday, June 26, 2015

Eastern European Family History Conference

The following is from FEEFHS (Foundation for Eastern European Family History Studies).

Do you have eastern European ancestry? Have you tried in vain to figure out how to find your ancestors? If so, the FEEFHS conference is made for you!

When: August 13-15, 2015 (Pre-conference workshops August 11-12, 2015)
Where: Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
Who: Anyone who has eastern European ancestry. If you know your history, that could be most everyone in Europe at one time or another!

There will be general research classes that teach methodology particular to eastern Europe. There will also be classes on Jewish, German, Hungarian Empire, Polish, Russian, Croatian, and Slovakian research. This year we have an extended track for German research and we have added DNA and genetic research. This is your year for family discovery!

See the Schedule at a Glance


Expanded offerings in Russian research sources, including Stalin's Arrest Files and the Russian 1897 Census. Come learn with us!


Diane Afoumado, PhD, Chief, Research and Reference Branch, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will be the keynote speaker and will also present some classes. Expanded offerings in Jewish research sources, including Hebrew for Translating Headstones and Records, Jewish Case Study using ITS Records, and Holocaust research. Come learn with us!


This is the year for all family history researchers interested in German research to jump into the FEEFHS Conference with both feet! The conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Plaza Hotel, right next to the world renowned Family History Library. FEEFHS is offering an extensive German track that will get your research moving in the right direction. The classes will start Thursday afternoon, August 13th and will run through Saturday afternoon, August 15th. Some of the class offerings for German researchers are:

Identifying the German Hometown
German Record Sources Online
German Civil Registration
German Guilds and their Records

There are more classes (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) listed in the schedule. This is your opportunity to learn from experienced researchers who want to help you learn and apply successful methodology to your German research. Come join us! 

Schedule at a Glance

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