Tuesday, February 12, 2008

An Eastern European celebration in Pittsburgh

Well, it's not officially a celebration, but I'm sure there will be some celebrating during the course of the three-day FEEFHS (Federation of East European Family History Societies) conference in Pittsburgh this August 1-3, 2008. What a range of cultures will be represented!

The Federation of East European Family History Societies' website describes its mission as follows:

The Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) was organized in 1992 as an umbrella organization that promotes family research in eastern and central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions. It provides a forum for individuals and organizations focused on a single country or group of people to exchange information and be updated on developments in the field. While it primarily serves the interests of North Americans in tracing their lineages back to a European homeland, it welcomes members from all countries.

Jasia of Creative Gene has provided a nice overview of the coming conference along with details on hotels, registration, etc. The conference, organized by Lisa Alzo, will feature Steve Morse (of search engine fame) and Joseph Bielecki as keynote speakers. A host of other speakers will offer enlightenment on many topics related to Eastern European genealogy. Robert Jerin, well-known for his Croatian genealogy expertise, will give two talks: "Finding Your Grandma at Ellis Island” and “Searching for Your Croatian Roots”.

See the FEEFHS' official website for further details. If you're into Eastern European genealogy and/or history, this is the place to be in August!

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