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Highlights: 13th FEEFHS Conference

If your family comes from Eastern Europe, this annual event offers much useful information for your interests.

The 13th annual conference of the Federation of East European Family History Societies took place July 12-14, 2007, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Some 32 sessions were offered by experts in the field, covering Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, German, Slovak, Russian, Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, Galician and Jewish research.

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Map of Poland

Speakers included Family History Library experts Kahlile Mehr, Daniel Schlyter and Tom Edlund; Galician records specialist Brian Lenius. Hungarian/Romanian specialist Beth Long, Polish/Ukraine specialist Marek Koblanski.

Very useful sessions included Tom Edlund's two sessions on reading Cyrillic and Daniel Schlyter's on Polish. Jewish research sessions included Mike Karsen (Immigration Online), Joanne M. Sher (Jewish Internet).

Additional subjects touched on Galician parish registers and finding Galician records; Polish vital records and names; German immigration, records and periodicals; Central and East European maps and gazetteers, European vital and census records, German Russians.

The three-day conference offered a lot for researchers of this area. Again, most programs offered resource material in the 132-page conference syllabus.

The 2008 event will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and again will offer great programs by prominent experts in this area of research.

If you have recommendations, comments or need more information, let me know. I am always happy to read your comments.

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