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East European (Croatian, Serbian, etc) Seminar Ohio
Posted by: Robert Jerin (ID *****9128) Date: October 04, 2004 at 05:55:32
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Croatian Genealogy Seminar

Genealogy has become very popular, with people wanting to leave a record of their heritage for their children and grandchildren! While we know we are Croatians many of us don’t know much beyond our grandparents who came to America.

There are many misconceptions regarding our families. For instance many people believe that names were changed at Ellis Island. That simply is not true! And that is a good thing, which will help us trace many families to the old country. In fact it may be easier to trace your Croatian roots than you think. Much information is a close as your PC or a Family History Center in your town.

The parish of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Youngstown Ohio has graciously invited us to hold a Croatian genealogy seminar in their church hall. The seminar will take place on Saturday, Nov 13th, 2004, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM

Some of the topics we will cover are:
·       History of Croatia and origins of Croatians
·       How our ancestors lived in the “old country”
·       Croatian immigration to America and the journey to America,
·       How to get started with your family tree
·       The do’s and don’ts of genealogy
·       Translating Croatian records
·       How to locate records such as birth records, marriage records, death records, census records in the US and in Croatia
·       Translation of given names (with Croatian, English, Italian and Latin)
·       Meaning of surnames and categories of surnames
·       Figuring Family relationships

During the seminar we will demonstrating the value of the internet in doing family research. And we will select a some people who come to the seminar to demonstrate how to search on the internet.

Also included in the seminar is my Croatian genealogy handbook for you to take with you. Lunch and refreshments included.

Seating is limited and registration is required. Cost is $45 per person. To register please
call Bob Jerin at 216-991-2310 or email me at

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