Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Conference - Bridgeport, CT
- They came by the tens of thousands to industrial Connecticut, and by the
hundreds of thousands to the U.S.-- Slavic immigrants from the Carpathian
Mountains, whom no American had ever heard of--
While squabbles over who these people were began in Europe, it was really in
America that the great confusion regarding their identity developed.
By the early 1900s they were known as Rusyns, Ruthenians, Carpatho-Russians,
Rusnaks, Lemkos, and more.
Such confusion makes for great challenges when Carpatho-Rusyn Americans try
to conduct genealogical research.
An upcoming conference, to be held October 21st in Bridgeport, Conn., is
focused on helping people understand who the Rusyns are and how to navigate
the unique journey of researching Rusyn roots.
A certified genealogist will present practical advice on overcoming the
challenges specific to researching Rusyn ancestors, and the LDS Church will
be on hand with computerized records from Eastern Europe.
Although the conference is entitled "Carpatho-Rusyns of Connecticut", only
one of the sessions focuses on immigration to Connecticut; the rest are of
More information and a registration form are available at:
Please note that this coming Friday, Sept. 29th, is the last day to reserve
discounted hotel rooms. Deadline for conference registration is October 7th;
registrations after that date will be accepted subject to availability.