Tuesday, February 19, 2008

FEEFHS 2008 Conference

For Immediate Release

Salt Lake City, UT--The 2008 Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) Conference will be held August 1-3, 2008 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel, 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA.

The theme will be “Pittsburgh: The East European Magnet”—reflecting the vast number of immigrants from Eastern and Central Europe who came to the city and its neighboring towns during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The conference will feature presentations from leading experts in the fields of Central and East European Genealogy, DNA testing, and Online Databases, one-on-one research consultations & more! The keynote speaker on Friday morning will be Dr. Stephen P. Morse, Creator of the "One-Step Web Pages." The Saturday evening banquet will feature the talk, "Don't Stop for Red Lights: The Story of the Creation of the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning" by Joseph Bielecki. On Sunday August 3rd, an optional event, The Rivers of Steel "Babushkas and Hard Hats Tour" will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Vendors specializing in East European merchandise welcome!

The full 2-day FEEFHS member or non-member fee entitles registrants to attend any of the sessions on Friday and Saturday, both the Friday and Saturday lunches, the Friday evening reception and cultural event, and the opportunity to sign up for individual consultations with participating conference speakers. Registrants will also receive a copy of the Syllabus.

An “Early Bird” registration discount ($120 for FEEFHS members; $150 for non-members) is available until 1 June 2008. Early registration is highly recommended to

Click here for additional information. Also, check out the FEEFHS 2008 Conference Blog for updates!

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