The 3rd Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference - Research Essentials:
Combining the Basics with 21st century Technology - will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset,
NJ. The event features nationally known experts in Eastern European
genealogy, and will span two days, including a Cyrillic handwriting
workshop, opportunity for document translations, and nine lectures.
On Friday evening, November 4th, participants can register from a choice
of three options: a Cyrillic handwriting workshop led by Prof. Jonathan
Shea, AG; a presentation on DNA entitled "Which atDNA test is right for
you?" by Shellee Morehead, CG; or an appointment for assistance with
document translation(s). Space is limited for the Workshop (20 seats)
and the Translation Desk (16 appointments).
The main day of the conference will be on Saturday, November 5th.
Registration opens at 8am and a light continental breakfast will be
available. The morning sessions start off with the presentation "I Found
my Village! Now What?" by Julie Szczepankiewicz where she will suggest resources and strategies to help researchers find their ancestral
village. "Now I Found It! What Does It Say?", a linguistic overview by
Prof. Jonathan Shea, AG, examines various phonetic and grammatical
features of the languages encountered in Eastern European research and attendees will work through the translations of sample documents.
After a buffet luncheon featuring ethnic food, the afternoon sessions
offer a dual-track option to participants.
New to the conference in 2016!
The Nashi Predky Family History Group is proud to offer a dual-track
afternoon of presentations. For those wanting to strengthen their
research skills, the Basics Track offers "US Alien Registration Files"
by Shellee Morehead, CG, "How to Locate Those Elusive Military Records
for Ancestors who Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army" by Carl
Kotlarchik, and "Finding Uncle Frank: Confirming the Identity of a U.S. Soldier Buried Under the Wrong Name" by Julie Szczepankiewicz.
The Technology Track features three presentations for those researchers
wanting to add tools to their Genealogy Toolbox: "Using Polish Language Websites for Genealogical Research in Galicia (Halychyna)" by Prof.
Jonathan Shea, AG, "Genetic Genealogy (DNA) Tools" by Shellee Morehead,
CG and "UAGenealogy: Discovering Online Genealogy Resources" by Michelle Chubenko.
Take advantage of Early Bird pricing and save $10. Discount ends
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* About the Family History Group at the Ukrainian Historical & Education
Family History Group programming is coordinated by Mike Buryk, Michelle
Tucker Chubenko, and Justin Houser, with the help of the Center’s
archivist Michael Andrec and museum director Natalia Honcharenko. The
goal is to help promote genealogical research and create an interest in ancestry and heritage in the former areas of the Province of Galicia,
Ruthenia, Sub-Carpathian Rus and Russian Empire guberniyas which became
Ukraine SSR, including descendants of ethnic groups Boykos,
German-Bohemian (Bohmisch), Hustuls, Lemkos, Moravian, (Rusyn), and
those of Jewish ancestry. The FHG holds two annual events which offer opportunities for researchers to get advice on preserving family records
and learn about tracing their ancestry in both Ukrainian and Polish