"Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors" 2016 Conference
Online registration is now closed, but on-site registration is still available for Saturday.
The 3rd Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference - Research Essentials: Combining the Basics with 21st century Technology - will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, NJ. The event features nationally known experts in Eastern European genealogy, and will span two days, including a Cyrillic handwriting workshop, opportunity for document translations, and nine lectures.
On Friday evening, November 4th, participants can register from a choice of three options: a Cyrillic handwriting workshop led by Prof. Jonathan Shea, AG; a presentation on DNA entitled "Which atDNA test is right for you?" by Shellee Morehead, CG; or an appointment for assistance with document translation(s). Space is limited for the Workshop (20 seats) and the Translation Desk (16 appointments).
The main day of the conference will be on Saturday, November 5th. Registration opens at 8am and a light continental breakfast will be available. The morning sessions start off with the presentation "I Found my Village! Now What?" by Julie Szczepankiewicz where she will suggest resources and strategies to help researchers find their ancestral village. "Now I Found It! What Does It Say?", a linguistic overview by Prof. Jonathan Shea, AG, examines various phonetic and grammatical features of the languages encountered in Eastern European research and attendees will work through the translations of sample documents.
After a buffet luncheon featuring ethnic food, the afternoon sessions offer a dual-track option to participants.
135 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
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