Saturday, June 1, 2013 (full day and evening)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)
45 Dalhousie Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Internationally renowned authority on The Family History
Library, The Russian Empire, and other areas of Eastern Europe
Kahlile Mehr (Bountiful, Utah, USA) worked thirty-five
years at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, most recently as Slavic
Previously he was manager of Member Research Guidance. As a
Collection Development Specialist from 1995 to 2002, he developed the collections
for eastern Europe, Spain, Portugal, and the Pacific. He visited the archives in
eastern Europe on nine separate acquisition trips. Before that, Kahlile was Cataloging
Supervisor from 1986 to 1995, directing the work of 20 to 25 cataloguers and technicians
handling materials for Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Kahlile speaks Russian and
Portuguese, and reads various Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages. He has authored
a book and over 20 genealogical articles for many genealogical publications including
our East European Genealogical Society’s East European Genealogist. Kahlile has
delivered papers at numerous international conferences including our East European
Genealogical Society conference in 2006, several International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies conferences (IAJGS), Federation of East European Family History
Society (FEEFHS) conferences, and others.
The presentations will focus on two distinct subjects namely,
"Family History Library Resources" and "Research in the Former Russian Empire".
The first subject includes information for the former Russian Empire
but is also relevant for other areas of Eastern Europe such as Poland
and Ukraine (including Galicia and Bukovina).
Click here for a short description of these seminar topics.
- Getting the most out of FamilySearch
- Online Databases of the Polish State Archives
- The Baltic Edge of the Former Russian Empire
- Finding Places in the Former Russian Empire
- How Records are Acquired by FamilySearch from the Former Soviet Sphere
The former Russian Empire was comprised of modern-day Russia,
the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, & Estonia), Belarus,
Poland (northeastern), Ukraine (central & eastern including Black Sea),
& other former Soviet republics.