Thursday, October 9, 2008

November Croatian genealogy seminar in Pennsylvania

Just a couple of months following the Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies conference in Pittsburgh, a Croatian Genealogy Seminar is coming to Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Robert Jerin, of the Croatian Heritage Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will be presenting the day-long event on Saturday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Croatian Genealogy Seminar will cover the following topics:
  • History of Croatia and origins of Croatians
  • How our ancestors lived in the old country
  • Croatian immigration to America and the journey to America
  • How to get started with your family tree
  • The "do"s and "don't"s of genealogy
  • How to translate Croatian records
  • How to locate records such as birth records, marriage records, death records, census records in the U.S. and in Croatia
  • Translation of given names (with Croatian, English, Italian and Latin)
  • Meanings and categories of surnames
  • Figuring family relationships
  • The value of the internet in doing family research online

The seminar will be held at the Monroeville Holiday Inn located at 2250 Mosside Road. The cost is $45 and seating is limited. For information or registration, contact Robert at

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