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Schedule Subject to Change

Pre-Conference Workshops

Please read the detailed descriptions about each workshop before registering.  Thanks!

Finding the Name of the Village of Origin

Cyrillic for Beginners

Monday – Tuesday, August 8-9
9:00 am – 4:30 daily

Class instruction (am), assisted research at FHL (afternoons)
Joanne Sher, Instructor
Various local consultants assisting
Monday – Tuesday, August 8-9
1:30 – 4:30 pm daily

Recommended pre-requisite for Russian research;
usable in a variety of other country records
Thom Edlund, Instructor


Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 9th

3:00 –
6:15 pm
Registration Open
4:00 pm Family History Library Orientation Tour
(optional – RSVP requested)
6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
(included with registration; guest tickets available for additional fee; RSVP required)

Wednesday, August 10th

8:30 am
Plenary Session
Aspen Room (lower level)

Welcome, Conference Business
Keynote: Researching in Eastern Europe Today
Dave Obee, Past-President, FEEFHS

Polish Research

Heritage

German Research

Salt Lake Room

Austro-Hungarian Empire

Aspen

9:45 am Introduction to Polish Research
Joe Everett
Latin for Genealogists
Heidi Sugden
Origins of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Thom Edlund
11:00 am Polish Historical Geography
Daniel Jones
Strategies for Solving German
Research problems

Baerbel Johnson
Austrian Records and Resources
Heidi Sugden
Lunch on your own
Polish Research

Heritage

German Research

Salt Lake Room

Austro-Hungarian Empire

Aspen

1:30 pm Languages in Polish Research 
Joe Everett
Internet Sources for locating
19th century German Emigrants
Baerbel Johnson
Hungarian Geography and Gazetteers
Kellie Hale
2:45 pm Polish Parish Registers
David Ouimette
Digital libraries: A goldmine for
German genealogists

Baerbel Johnson
Hungarian Records
Kellie Hale
4:00 pm German Research in Poland
Sonja Nishimoto
German Archives: Full of hidden treasures!
Baerbel Johnson
Military Records of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Thom Edlund

Thursday, August 11th

Polish Research

Heritage

German Research

Salt Lake Room

Austro-Hungarian Empire

Cottonwood

8:30 am Polish Civil Registration
Thom Edlund
German Names
Fritz Juengling
Finding Online Czech Records and Using GenTeam
Heidi Sugden
9:45 am Searching the Polish State Archive Website
Kahlile Mehr
Practical and Social Decisions for Emigration to America: Beyond the
Obvious Reasons
Fritz Juengling
Researching in Slovakia —
Online Sources
Lisa Alzo (remote)
11:00 am Jewish Records of Poland
Joanne Sher
German Research Strategies for Eastern Provinces
Careen Valentine
Researching in Slovakia —
Archives and Villages
Lisa Alzo (remote)
Lunch on your own
Russian Research

Heritage

German Research

Salt Lake Room

Austro-Hungarian Empire

Cottonwood

1:30 pm Reading Russian Empire Genealogy
Records 

Thom Edlund
German Online Sources
Milan Pohontsch
Researching Romania
Kahlile Mehr
2:45 pm Locating Russian Empire
Places of Origin

Kahlile Mehr
Where are they really? Strategies and hints for finding your long-lost German ancestors
Baerbel Johnson
Introduction to Slovenian Research
Milan Pohontsch
4:00 pm Finding Russian Empire
Genealogy Records

Kahlile Mehr
German Maps and Gazetteers
Milan Pohontsch
 Research on your Own – FHL remains open until 9:00 pm
Optional activity:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir Rehearsal, open to the public, 7:30 pm

Friday, August 12th

Germans of Russia

Cottonwood

German Research

Heritage

Genetic Genealogy (DNA)

Salt Lake Room

8:30 am Russo-German Research, part I
Thom Edlund
German Census Records, 1816-1916
Jilline Maynes
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Paul Woodbury
9:45 am Russo-German Research, part II
Thom Edlund
German Area-Specific Sources  
Milan Pohontsch
Using DNA Test Results in
Family History Research

Paul Woodbury
11:00 am Germans of Russia Case Study
Dave Obee
German-Jewish Research
Joanne Sher
East European Genetic
Genealogy Case Studies

Paul Woodbury
Lunch on your own
Russia, Ukraine, and More

Cottonwood

German Research

Heritage

Research Tips & Tricks

Salt Lake Room

1:30 pm Survey of Archival Collections in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Zabuzhanski Collection
Kahlile Mehr
German History and Migration
Milan Pohontsch
Using Social History to Put Your Ancestor in Context
Joanne Sher
2:45 pm The 1930s: Stalin’s Arrest Files
Dave Obee
The History of the 30-Years-War and its Influences on the Migration pattern
Milan Pohontsch
Finding Female Ancestors
Joanne  Sher
4:00 pm The 1940s: Forced from Their Homes
Dave Obee
The Napoleonic Wars and its Influences on the Maps in Central Europe
Milan Pohontsch
6:15 pm
Closing Banquet
Aspen Room (lower level)

Welcome, Thom Edlund, President, FEEFHS
Door Prize Drawings
Keynote: Genealogical Spring in East European Archives, 1990-2010
Kahlile Mehr, FEEFHS Board of Directors

 

Program Overview

Pre-Conference Workshops

Class Descriptions

Optional Consultations

Presenters