One of my favorite genealogy topics to teach is how to trace Eastern European ancestors, so on Saturday, 14 May 2016 I am going “back to my roots” and teaching a special Eastern European Genealogy Boot Camp (a beginning and an advanced session) through HackGenealogy.
We’re back with a brand new set of webinars, this time presented by Lisa A. Alzo and focusing on Eastern European genealogy research!
Jumpstart Your Eastern European Genealogy Boot Camp
- How to identify your immigrant ancestors in North America and find your family in foreign records
- Ways to locate your ancestral village using maps, gazetteers, and other geographic tools
- Where to find records online and how to maximize your search results
- How to locate and access records in various Eastern European churches, archives, and other repositories will be provided
- Tips and tricks to bust through the myths and misconceptions of researching in Eastern Europe
Advanced Eastern European Genealogy Boot Camp: Brick Wall Search Strategies and Techniques
- Strategies for overcoming the most common pitfalls and problems
- How to deal with names, border changes, “missing” records and foreign languages and alphabets
- Creative research strategies for tracing those hard-to-find ancestors
- Tips for contacting possible relatives, writing to foreign archives, and visiting your ancestral homeland
- Additional Resources to help further your research
Sign Up for the Eastern European Genealogy Boot Camp Today!
Duration: 3.5 hours (with a 30 minute break)
- 11:00 am EDT /10:00 am CDT
- 11:00 am EDT / 10:00 am CDT
- Jumpstart Your Eastern European Genealogy Boot Camp
- 12:30 pm EDT/11:30 am CDT
- 1:00 pm EDT /12:00 pm CDT
- Advanced Eastern European Genealogy Boot Camp: Brick Wall Search Strategies and Techniques
- 2:30 pm EDT / 1:30 pm CDT
Details follow below. Click here to reserve your spot today!
Curious about your East European roots but don’t know where to begin? Many people get interested researching their Eastern European ancestors because they want to learn more about where their family came from—specifically, to find out which ancestors came over from the “old country” and when. Whether your ancestors were Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, or hailed from another location in the heart of Europe, this boot camp will help you jumpstart your research. You will learn:
Have you hit the proverbial “brick wall” in your search for your Eastern European ancestors? Are you perplexed with sorting out surnames, trying to identify ancestral hometowns, and deciphering old country records to connect families across generations? Then this boot camp is for you. In this boot camp you will learn:
You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content, handouts and freebies for the low price of $12.95 USD! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar for up to one year!
Register by Monday, 9 May 2016 and receive over 23% off the registration price for a low $9.95 USD! Space is limited and if you register but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!
Saturday 14 May 2016
All registrants will have unlimited access to the recordings for personal use, including the ability to download and save the recordings. Recordings, along with the access password, will be made available within 48 hours of the end of the webinars.