Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PGSA Conference 2012

This year's Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Annual Conference will take place in conjunction with the United Polish Genealogical Societies biennial conference  in Salt Lake City, UT, 20-23 April 2012.  The theme is "Polish Identity."

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Barbara Berska, Deputy General Director of State Archives in Poland.
Noted Polish genealogist Tomasz Nitsch will be a featured speaker along with Steve Morse, who will introduce his One-Stem Webpage for the 1940 U.S. Census.

The conference center is next door to the Family History Library (FHL). This world renowned genealogy library holds international books, maps, microfilm, and digital databases. There willbe time to research in the library as well as to attend classes with noted Polish genealogists and leaders in the field.
Among the topics presented to help beginners as well as advanced genealogists will be:
--Useful FamilySearch Databases
--Records in the 3 partitions - Austria, Germany and Russia
--Genealogy Societies in Poland Today
--Finding your Ancestral Village in American Records
--Family Photos: Repair, Preserve, and Share
--Using Social Media in Research
--Archives in Poland

You can register online.

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