Announcements as of July 25, 2006
European Genealogical Society (EEGS) firstname.lastname@example.org 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).