Announcement: The Polish Genealogy Society of Connecticut and the Northeast 2019 Conference

If you have Polish/Eastern European roots, you won’t want to miss the 2019 Polish Genealogy Conference hosted by The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast (PGSCTNE) on 18-19 October 2019 at the Institute of Technology, Business and Development, downtown campus of Central Connecticut State University, 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT. 

Nationally known speakers will present on a variety of topics including DNA, Immigration, Photo Detecting, and how to research Polish/Eastern European roots.  PGSCTNE has provided the press release below.

I have been a speaker for this conference several times, and it is an outstanding event.

Any questions/comments should be addressed to PGSCTNE at the contact information provided in the press release. 


Polish Genealogy Conference 2019

The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc. and The S. A. Blejwas Endowed Chair of the Polish and Polish American Studies, Central Connecticut State University cordially invite you to attend the 2019 GENEALOGY CONFERENCE to learn the strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots.

It will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 and Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Institute of Technology, Business and Development, downtown campus of Central Connecticut State University, 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT.

The conference provides an opportunity to learn strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots.  The speakers are well known in Polish genealogy circles and their discussions will enable attendees to fill in the missing pieces of their family history.  Speakers have extensive experience in their respective fields and have been featured at numerous regional, national and international conferences.

Featured speakers will be Blaine BettingerMatthew Bielawa (Vice-President, PGSCTNE),  Dr. Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, (Endowed Chair, Polish and Polish-American Studies, CCSU),  Daniel Bućko (Warsaw,Poland),ThomasSadauskas (Virginia), 
Jonathan Shea, A.G., (President, PGSCTNE) and Maureen Taylor (Photo Detective, Rhode Island ).

Daniel  Bućko will speak on “Inaccuracies, Errors and Conflicts of Information in Polish Vital Records and How to Resolve These Problems” and “The Genealogical Value of Royal and Government Estate Inventories.” 

two-part seminar will be presented on “Introduction to Polish and Eastern European Family History.” 

Many lectures scheduled include:  
1.  “ Introduction to DNA”
2.  “Phasing and Mapping Your DNA”
3.  “Photo Detecting 101”
4.  “Advanced Photo Detecting: Cracking the Cold Case”
5. “Who Created Modern Poland?”
6.  “A History of Ellis Island – Separating the Myth from Reality and What
       Really Happened There”
7.  “How Your Ancestors Came to America and Finding Their Records 
       (1890 to 1950)

Another feature of the conference will enable participants to share their surnames and villages. This document will be distributed to all participants at the conference who will be able to view the information.  Hopefully, they will find a new connection to their roots.

For more information, please see our website at which includes our conference schedule, speakers’ biographies, and lecture summaries.   Information and forms about our one-on-one consultation appointments with the speakers (a limited number are available), registration and lecture selections are also available.

Throughout the day, a collection of books, maps and other materials will be available to all attendees for consultation.  Officers of the Society will be present to answer questions.

We also have many exhibitors who will display their items.

For more information, please email Diane Szepanski at   

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