Nashi Predky conference goes virtual

Attendee locations for Nashi Predky 2018 online Ukrainian genealogy conference

On St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), 2017 (ironically enough), the Nashi Predky Ukrainian Genealogy initiative hosted its first-ever online workshop, based on popular demand from many individuals who are not able to travel to New Jersey for our in-person conferences.

While it did not provide the valuable face-to-face interactions and networking opportunities at the live events, it still allowed participants to ask questions and interact with other attendees through a "chat" link in real time. Furthermore, it was not limited by geography: there were participants from as far away as Florida, California, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and even France and Australia. One of the speakers even presented live from Warsaw, Poland!

The conference was recorded, and we plan to make selected presentations available as a UHEC member benefit.