Monday, July 20, 2015

FEEFHS Conference Speakers

The following is from the Foundation of Eastern European Family History Studies.

Eastern European Family History Conference
August 13-15, 2015
Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

Lisa Alzo to Present at FEEFHS Conference

Lisa Alzo, specialist in Slovak research and nationally recognized presenter, will be teaching two courses at the upcoming FEEFHS conference: Beginning Slovak Genealogy, and Immigrant Cluster Communities:  Past, Present, and Future.
Lisa has been active in FEEFHS in prior years as a presenter and former board member.  We are excited to have her return, albeit via streaming internet technology.

2015 Program - Conference or Workshop?

"This is the first year since I've been involved and since FEEFHS has somewhat permanently claimed Salt Lake as its home that we have had a full 3-day, up to 4-track conference," Peg Ivanyo, program organizer, wrote. What, you say, is the difference?  And what does 2015 have to offer that other years have not? You might be quite amazed at the depth of instruction offered this year.  Learn more about this on Peg's blog post "2015 Program - Conference or Workshop?"   

Original co-founder of FEEFHS to Instruct

John Alleman, one of the original co-founders of FEEFHS, has been working as a translator, specializing in Finnish and Hungarian languages, since 1967.  John holds dual master’s degrees in Uralic Languages and in Linguistics; studied Hungarian at the University of Debrecen in Hungary; lived in both Finland and Hungary; speaks/reads Finnish, German, and Hungarian; and reads Russian and several other languages.  
He will be teaching the Hungarian Empire Research track at the upcoming FEEFHS conference to be held in Salt Lake City, August 13-15, 2015.

Hey Dave . . . where is Volhynia?

Dave Obee is one very busy man. He is both a journalist and a genealogical researcher with a dozen books and almost 600 presentations at conferences and seminars in Canada and the United States to his credit. He travels the world both researching his family and helping others with their family research.  And among those travels, he includes a trip to SLC to speak at the FEEFHS conference annually.

Specializing in Germans from Russia research, Dave will answer the question "Where is Volhynia"? among others through his conference presentations.

You can read more about Dave and his amazing accomplishments on the FEEFHS blog.
Can you Learn Cyrillic in two Days?

Dennis Everett, Russian teacher and analyst of Russian language materials for over 30 years, believes you can. And he proved it last year with the debut of a two half-day workshop, Cyrillic for Beginners.  

Dennis graduated from the United States Army’s prestigious Russian Institute in Germany, taught at that same institute, and was the head of the Russian language program at the U. S. Navy’s Kunia Language Training Center in Hawaii for a period of time.  

Cyrillic is one of the most common writing systems in the world, utilized in Russian, Rusyn (hence parts of Eastern Slovakia and souther Poland), Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Ukrainian, and more.  You can read more about the workshop and Dennis on the conference website

1 comment:

Peter F. Thorne said...


Would you recommend sessions that would help me better understand Slovenian Family History