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Eastern European Genealogy Conference Pittsburgh PA
Posted by: Robert Jerin (ID *****9128) Date: June 15, 2008 at 06:25:04
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2008 FEEFHS Conference – August 1-3, Pittsburgh, PA

http://feefhs.org

The Conference Site
The 2008 FEEFHS Conference will be held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel, 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108.
1-412-788-8800. Web site:
<www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitmc-pittsburgh-airport-marriott>


FEEFHS PITTSBURGH, PA JULY 31-AUGUST 3, 2008

THURSDAY JULY 31
6:30-8:30 PM       SPEAKERS’ RECEPTION       7:00 – 9:00 PM       VENDOR SET UP

FRIDAY AUGUST 1
6:45-8:00 AM        REGISTRATION

7:45-8:00 AM       WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS: Lisa A. Alzo, Conference Chair, Thomas K. Edlund, FEEFHS PresidentOPENING REMARKS: Joseph Senko, Slovak Honorary Consul & Board of Directors WPSCA

MORNING        

8:00-9:30 AM PLENARY       “One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools”Stephen P. Morse                                   
9:45-10:45 AM       “Who are the Rusyns?”John Righetti       

“Genealogical Resources in Western Pennsylvania”Marilyn Cocchiola Holt*       

“The Bulgarian and Macedonians in Pittsburgh”Patricia French       
“The Acquisition of Jewish Records in Eastern Europe”Kahlile B. Mehr       

“Bremen and Hamburg: The Ports, Shipping Companies, and Agents”Maralyn A. Wellauer-Lenius
       
11:00-12:00       “Rusyns and Slovaks: Similarities and Differences”John Righetti       

“Recruiting Rules of the Austrian Army and Their Affects on Life Decisions of Men Who Served”Karen Hobbs       

“Baptismal Records and Beyond: Archival Holdings of American Roman Catholic Parish Archives”Jonathan D. Shea       
“Photographic Preservation”Scott Yoss*       

“Locating and Accessing Genealogical Records for Western Ukraine (Galicia)”Brian J. Lenius
       
12:15-1:15 PM       LUNCH

AFTERNOON        

1:30-2:30 PM       

“Jewish Calendar Demystified”Stephen P. Morse       

“Using Maps and Atlases”Dave Obee       

“Polish Archives: Behind the Scenes in Gdañsk & Poznañ”Ceil Jensen       

“Balkan Research” Kahlile B. Mehr       

"Greek Catholic Church Records”Matthew Bielawa       

Board bus for Tour to Univ. of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning & Carnegie LibraryDaniel J. Burns

2:45-3:45 PM       
“Basic Introduction to Research in Lithuania” Jonathan D. Shea       

"Gazetteers”Thomas K. Edlund        

“Beginning Czech Research”Shon Edwards       

“German Emigration: Emigration Indexes and Projects”Maralyn A. Wellauer-Lenius       

“The Cyrillic Alphabet for Genealogists”Matthew Bielawa

       Tour 2:00 – 4:30 PM

4:00-5:00 PM       

“Finding Your Grandma at Ellis Island”Robert Jerin       

“"Got Culture? See, Hear and Experience Your Ethnicity” Dee Semon       

“Using the 1869 Hungarian Census”John Matviya       

“Journey thru Galicia (Poland & Ukraine” Brian J. Lenius       
“Publishing a Genealogical Society Journal”Thomas K. Edlund       
Board bus at 4:30 for return to hotel

5:30-7:00 PM       BOARD/COUNCIL MTG

5:30-7:00 PM       DINNER ON OWN

7:00-10:30PM       
CULTURAL EVENT – HOTEL “Marianna: Researching the Female Line – Mariana: Matka, Zona, Corka, Siostra (IN COSTUME) -- Ceil Jensen


FEEFHS PITTSBURGH, PA JULY 31-AUGUST 3, 2008

SATURDAY AUGUST 2

7:00-8:30 AM       REGISTRATION

MORNING        
8:30-9:30 AM       

“Playing Hide and Seek in the US Census”Stephen P. Morse       
“DNA Testing: The Very, Very Basics”Thomas Shawker

       “Searching for Your Croatian Roots”Robert Jerin       

“Climbing Your Family Tree: Beginning Genealogy” Marilyn Cocchiola Holt       

““Austria-Hungary Part I: The Habsburg Heart of Europe”Irmgard Hein Ellingson

9:45-10:45 AM       

“Finding Your Slovak Ancestors” Lisa A. Alzo & John Matviya       

“Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry”Thomas Shawker       

“Russian Empire Research” Thomas K. Edlund       

“Romanian Genealogy”Kahlile B. Mehr       

“Austria-Hungary Part II: Galicia and Bukovina: Multi-Ethnic Overview and Resources”Irmgard Hein Ellingson


11:00-12:00       

"Folkdress of the Germans of Czechoslovakia”Karen Hobbs

“Baltic Research”Kahlile B. Mehr       

“Taking the First Steps in Ukrainian Genealogy” Matthew Bielawa       

“Emigration to America: From Village to Port. Following the Paper TrailPart 1”Maralyn A. Wellauer-Lenius       

“Land Records and Property Maps in the Austrian Empire - Focus on Galicia”Brian J. Lenius

12:15-1:15       

AFTERNOON        

1:30-2:30 PM       

“Maps for Genealogy: Old, New and Electronic”Ceil Jensen       
“The Role of Historical Societies in Genealogical Research”Daniel J. Burns       

“EWZ: World War Two Immigration Records of Germans from East Europe”Dave Obee       

“Emigration to America: From Village to Port. Following the Paper Trail Part 2”Maralyn A. Wellauer-Lenius       

“Introduction to Polish Research Part I”Jonathan D. Shea and Matthew Bielawa

2:45-3:45 PM       

“How Languages Impact Your Surnames”Dee Semon       

“Web Sites for All”Mark Vehec       

“A Survey of Monotheistic Religions in Central and Eastern Europewith Implications for Archival Research “Irmgard Hein Ellingson       

“Latin for Genealogists”Thomas K. Edlund

“Introduction to Polish Research Part II”Jonathan D Shea and Matthew Bielawa

4:00-5:00 PM       

“What Color Ellis Island Search Form should I use?”Stephen P. Morse       

“Newspapers: Three Generations

“In The News””Ceil Jensen       

“LDS Microfilming in the Czech Republic and Slovakia”Shon Edwards       

“Finding Grandfather's Regiment in the Austrian Army”Karen Hobbs       

“Translating Documents of Genealogical Value: Latin Polish and Russian”Jonathan D. Shea

5:15-6:15 PM       OPEN FORUM: ASK THE EXPERTS

6:45 – 7:30 PM       P

ERFORMANCE BY PITTSBURGH SLOVAKIANS DANCE GROUP

7:30 – 9:30 PM       

BANQUET; BANQUET TALK (begins approx. 8:15 pm): “Don’t Stop for Red Lights: The Story of the Creation of the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh” - Joseph Bielecki

FEEFHS PITTSBURGH, PA JULY 31-AUGUST 3, 2008

SUNDAY AUGUST 3       OPTIONAL TOUR                            
8:45 AM       MEET IN LOBBY BOARD VAN OR BUS FOR STATION SQUARE                            
9:30 AM       BOARD TOUR BUS AT STATION SQUARE                            
9:30 – NOON       RIVERS OF STEEL BABUSHSKAS & HARD HATS TOUR                            
12:30 – 1:30PM       LUNCH AT BULGARIAN-MACEDONIAN CTR                            
1:30 PM       BOARD BUS BACK TO STATION SQUARE/DEPART                            
                                   

* = speakers who live in the Pittsburgh area or within reasonable driving distance of Pittsburgh


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