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2008 FEEFHS CONFERENCE AUGUST 1-3, 2008
PITTSBURGH AIRPORT MARRIOTT HOTEL, PITTSBURGH, PA

Tentative List of Speakers and Session Titles
(Final conference schedule subject to change)

Lisa A. Alzo “Finding Your Slovak Ancestors”
Matthew Bielawa “Greek Catholic Church Records”
  “The Cyrillic Alphabet for Genealogists”
  “Taking the First Steps in Ukrainian Genealogy”
  “Introduction to Polish Research Part 2”
Joseph Bielecki “Don’t Stop for Red Lights: The Story of the
Creation of the Nationality Rooms at the
University of Pittsburgh” (SATURDAY BANQUET TALK)
Daniel J. Burns Tour Leader: Cathedral of Learning, Carnegie Library
  “The Role of Historical Societies in Genealogical Research”
Thomas K. Edlund “Latin for Genealogists
  “Publishing a Genealogical Society Journal”
  “Russian Empire Research”
  “Gazetteers”
Shon Edwards “Beginning Czech Research”
  “Update on LDS Microfilming in Czech Republic and Slovakia”
Irmgard Hein Ellingson “Austria-Hungary Part I: The Habsburg Heart of Europe”
  “Austria-Hungary Part II: Galicia and Bukovina:
Multi-Ethnic Overview and Research Resources”
  “A Survey of Monotheistic Religions in Central
and Eastern Europe with Implications for Archival Research”
Patricia French “The Bulgarians and Macedonians in Pittsburgh”
Karen Hobbs “Finding Grandfather’s Regiment in the Austrian Army”
  “Folkdress of the Germans of Czechoslovakia”
  “Recruiting Rules of the Austrian Army and Their Affects
on Life Decisions of Men Who Served”
Marilyn Cocchiola Holt “Genealogical Resources in Western Pennsylvania”
  “Climbing Your Family Tree: Beginning Genealogy”
Ceil Wendt Jensen “Polish Archives: Behind the Scenes in Gdansk & Poznan”
  “Marianna: Researching the Female Line –
Mariana: Matka, Zona, Córka, Siostra” (in costume)
  “Maps for Genealogy: Old, New and Electronic”
  “Newspapers: Three Generations ‘In The News’”
Robert Jerin “Finding Your Grandma at Ellis Island”
 
  “Searching for Your Croatian Roots”
Brian J. Lenius “Locating and Accessing Genealogical Records for Western Ukraine (Galicia)”
  “Journey thru Galicia (Poland & Ukraine)”  
  “Land Records and Property Maps in the Austrian Empire – Focus on Galicia”  
John Matviya “Finding Your Slovak Ancestors”
  “Using the 1869 Hungarian Census”
Kahlile B. Mehr “The Acquisition of Jewish Records in Eastern Europe”
  “Balkan Research”
  “Baltic Research”
  “Romanian Genealogy”
Stephen P. Morse “One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools” (FRIDAY PLENARY SESSION)
  “Jewish Calendar Demystified”
  “Playing Hide and Seek in the US Census”
  “What Color Ellis Island Search Form should I use?”
Dave Obee “EWZ: World War Two Immigration Records of Germans from East Europe”
  “Using Maps and Atlases”
John Righetti “Who are the Rusyns?”
  “Rusyns and Slovaks: Similarities and Differences”
Dee Semon “Got Culture?”
  “How Languages Impact Your Surnames”
Thomas Shawker “DNA Testing: The Very, Very Basics”
  “Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry”
Jonathan D. Shea “Baptisms and Beyond: Archival Holdings of American
Roman Catholic Parish Archives”
  “Basic Introduction to Research in Lithuania”
  “Introduction to Polish Research Part I”
  “Translating Documents of Genealogical Value: Latin, Polish,
and Russian”
Mark Vehec “Web Sites for All”
Maralyn A. Wellauer- Lenius “Bremen and Hamburg: The Ports, Shipping Companies,
and Agents”
  “German Emigration: Emigration Indexes and Projects”
  “Emigration to America: From Village to Port.
Following the Paper Trail Part 1”
  “Emigration to America: From Village to Port.
Following the Paper Trail Part 2”
Scott Yoss “Photographic Preservation”
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Full blank registration forms for the 2008 FEEFHS conference are available at the FEEFHS Web site www.feefhs.org.

Registration fees are as follows:

Post Marked on or before 1 JUNE 2008

FEEFHS Member $120.00 ea

Non-Member $150.00 ea

Post Marked after 1 JUNE 2008

Registration (includes Fri./Sat. Lunches/Fri. evening reception)

FEEFHS Member $140.00 ea

Non-Member $170.00 ea

Individual Day Registration is available:
Friday @ $90.00 (Lunch/Reception included)

Saturday @ $90.00 (Lunch included)

Optional events (requires additional payment)

Fri. afternoon tour: Pitt Nationality Rooms/Carnegie Library ($25.00 ea)

Saturday Evening Banquet ($35.00 ea )

Additional Syllabus

PRINT COPY ($25.00 ea) or CD-ROM ($10.00 ea)

FEEFHS Membership ($35.00 ea)

“Babushkas and Hard Hats” Rivers of Steel Ethnic Neighborhood Tour SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ($55.00 ea) (includes transportation from Station Square, ethnic lunch @ Bulgarian-Macedonian Ctr.)

NOTE: Dollar amounts indicated above are USD and are payable online with PayPal (credit card) or by mail with check or money order. Cancellation fee of $20.00 if cancellation is made after 15 July 2008.

The full 2-day FEEFHS member or non-member fee entitles registrants to attend any of the sessions on Friday and Saturday, both the Friday and Saturday lunches, the Friday evening cultural/social event, and the opportunity to sign up for individual consultations with participating conference speakers. Registrants will also receive a copy of the Syllabus and Welcome Packet of material. All registrants will be required to wear a FEEFHS badge which will contain their lunch tickets, cultural event ticket, and a ticket for optional Saturday evening banquet and entertainment, and the optional Friday tour. Access to the FEEFHS vendor room is available to all registrants.

A complete Conference Information sheet with more details can be found on the FEEFHS Web site.

Hotel Arrangements are NOT included – contact: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108 1-800-328-9297 <www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitmc-pittsburgh-airport-marriott>

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the special conference rate of $92.00 + tax at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel. To get the rate note FEEFHS Reservation Code: FDHFDHA

Early registration is encouraged!


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2008 FEEFHS Press Release

For Immediate Release

Salt Lake City, UT–The 2008 Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) Conference will be held August 1-3, 2008 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel, 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA. 

The theme will be “Pittsburgh: The East European Magnet”—reflecting the vast number of immigrants from Eastern and Central Europe who came to the city and its neighboring towns during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The conference will feature presentations from leading experts in the fields of Central and East European Genealogy, DNA testing, and Online Databases, one-on-one research consultations & more!  The keynote speaker on Friday morning will be Dr. Stephen P. Morse, Creator of the “One-Step Web Pages.” The Saturday evening banquet will feature the talk, “Don’t Stop for Red Lights: The Story of the Creation of the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning” by Joseph Bielecki. On Sunday August 3rd, an optional event, The Rivers of Steel “Babushkas and Hard Hats Tour”  will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vendors specializing in East European merchandise welcome!

The full 2-day FEEFHS member or non-member fee entitles registrants to attend any of the sessions on Friday and Saturday, both the Friday and Saturday lunches, the Friday evening reception and cultural event, and the opportunity to sign up for individual consultations with participating conference speakers.  Registrants will also receive a copy of the Syllabus.

An “Early Bird” registration discount ($120 for FEEFHS members; $150 for non-members) is available until 1 June 2008. Early registration is highly recommended to

Additional information is available at:  http://www.feefhs.org

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FEEFHS 2008 Conference Sponsors

FEEFHS is grateful to the following co-sponsoring organizations in Pittsburgh for their assistance with this conference:

  • The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
  • The Jewish Genealogical Society of Pittsburgh
  • The Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association
  • The Mifflin Township Historical Society

And to the following for assistance with the Sunday tour:

  • The Bulgarian and Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center
  • The Carpatho-Rusyn Society

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“Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The East European Magnet”

The 2008 Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) Conference will be held August 1-3, 2008, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel, 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA.

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel
Exterior view of the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott hotel at night.
Click here to link to the hotel Web site to take a photo tour.

 

Presentations from leading experts in the fields of Central and East European Genealogy, DNA testing, Online Databases, one-on-one research consultations, and more!

The keynote speaker on Friday morning will be Dr. Stephen P. Morse, creator of the “One-Step Web Pages.” The Saturday evening banquet will feature the talk, “Don’t Stop for Red Lights: The Story of the Creation of the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning” by Joseph Bielecki. On Sunday August 3rd, an optional event, The Rivers of Steel “Babushkas and Hard Hats Tour” will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vendors specializing in East European merchandise welcome!

Early Bird registration discount until 1 June 2008. Additional information is available at <www.feefhs.org>.

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