Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Talk at Ontario County Genealogical Society

I will be speaking at the Ontario County Genealogical Society in Canandaigua, New York on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 on "Researching Eastern European Ancestors." The talk will begin at approximately 7 p.m. at The Ontario County Historical Society, 55 North Main Street.

Below is a summary of my talk:

"A vast number of immigrants came to America from Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Border changes, language differences, political considerations, and exotic-sounding surnames often complicate the search for Austrian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Rusyn, Slovak, Ukrainian, and other Eastern European ancestors. This talk discusses traditional methods and online resources for tracking ancestors both in the U.S. and the old country, as well as techniques for overcoming some of the most common obstacles and problems faced during the research process."

If you live in or Canandaigua, why not come out for this event? I would enjoy meeting you!

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