FW: EEGS / FEEFHS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Winnipeg - August 4 to 6, 2006
Alberta Family Histories Society
712-16th Ave NW,
Calgary, AB, T2W 0J8
From: East European Genealogical Society [mailto:info@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 8:48 PM
To: M. Menzies
Subject: EEGS / FEEFHS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Winnipeg - August 4 to 6, 2006
EEGS /FEEFHS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Winnipeg - August 4th to 6th 2006
DISCOVERING OUR ROOTS
FROM EAST EUROPE TO THE NEW WORLD
The East European Genealogical Society (EEGS) and the Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) will hold a conference to explore East European ancestry on August 4 to 6, 2006 at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The conference will feature presentations by renowned specialists from the U.S.A. and Canada focusing on areas in present day Poland and Ukraine as well as the Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and German Empires. Presentations will cover research procedures, records, sources, language, and scripts and many other topics. There will also be a generic track for beginners to genealogy with general research topics including computer and others.
Winnipeg is the “gateway to the west” for East European settlement in Canada . It has many Ukrainian, Mennonite, Jewish, Polish, and other ethnic museums and research centres as well as institutions of genealogical importance such as the provincial archives, provincial genealogical society, two universities with Slavic and German studies and others. Winnipeg hosts the Folklorama Festival, a two week event that begins on the last day of the conference and features over 40 pavilions with ethnic food, entertainment, and cultural displays for many areas of east and central Europe . Pavilions include Warsaw-Poland, Krakow-Poland , Ukraine -Lviv, Ukraine-Kyiv, Russian, Czech and Slovak, German, Hungarian, and others. (see: www.folklorama.ca for more info).
The Conference planning is in progress and additional information (speakers, cost, the conference brochure etc.) will be posted on our websites in the next few weeks.
EEGS website: www.eegsociety.org
FEEFHS website: www.feehs.org
Acting President, EEGS