2016 Conference ARCHIVE for REFERENCE
2017 information to be posted about March 1, 2017
August 9-12, 2016
Pre-conference Workshops: August 8-9
Networking Reception: Join us on Tuesday, August 9th, for our informal welcome reception from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Meet the instructors, renew friendships made at past conferences, and make new ones.
Closing Banquet: The program will close Friday evening with a banquet. We will hold the drawing for the door prizes, enjoy new friendships made, and top off the evening with the keynote presentation given by Kahlile Mehr, FEEFHS Board member, who recently returned from Ukraine.
Conference Format: This year’s format provides three full days of instruction, Wednesday through Friday. In addition, we are offering our two popular pre-conference workshops geared toward helping researchers prepare for the conference experience. The event will open Wednesday morning with a plenary session and keynote speaker Dave Obee, past-president of FEEFHS.
Classes: This year’s conference will feature tracks on the Austro-Hungarian Empire, German, Polish, and Russian Research, with additional classes on specific record sources and more advanced topics in each. The very popular DNA track is back. There should be plenty for you to sink your teeth into, from introductory classes to more advanced. Please note: “introductory” classes are intended to help you get started with Eastern European research; it is assumed that you already have background in the basics of genealogical research.
Consultation Opportunities: Consultations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should request a list of available consultants and their areas of expertise with registration. Full details may be found here.
Research Day: With the conference ending Friday evening, you will have a full day on Saturday, August 13th, to continue your research at the nearby Family History Library. They will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm that day.