Research: East European Ancestors - Part I: This short intensive course is being offered through The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. It will run for 6 weeks starting February 7th.
Course Description: A vast number of immigrants from came to America from various areas in Central and Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This course will show you how to begin researching your Central and Eastern European roots using both traditional and online sources. Learn how to identify your ancestral village (whether in Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, the Ukraine, or other areas), locate and interpret vital records, contact possible relatives, trace your ancestors through census and immigration records, organize your research, and much more!
For more information and to register, click here.
Discovering Your Czech and Slovak Roots: Strategies for Searching Over Here and Over There: Family Tree University. This 4-week course begins January 31st.
Course Description: Researchers with Czech or Slovak roots often battle certain brick walls—do surname issues, border changes and language troubles sound all too familiar to you? Lisa A. Alzo, a specialist in Eastern European genealogy, will show you tools and tricks for tracking down those hard-to-find ancestors from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Czechoslovakia. Registration is now open. Click here.
If you want to learn more about your East European ancestry, I hope you'll join me for one of these courses.