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Classes Available to Online Attendees (by track)

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Plenary Session / Welcome        

Wednesday, 2 August, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Zoom Room 1

Keynote speaker: James Tanner on “The Family History Guide”

Polish track (class descriptions)

Military Conscription in the Kingdom of Poland. Tadeusz Pilat, Thursday, 3 August, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Zoom Room 1

Economic Migration from the Second Polish Republic. Michał Petrus, Friday, 4 August, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Zoom Room 1

Notary Records in Poland (Including Partitions). Tadeusz Pilat, Friday, 4 August, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Zoom Room 1

The Early 20th century Experience of Polish Immigrants in Schenectady, New York. Craig Siulinski, Friday, 4 August, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon, Zoom Room 2

Five Secrets to Successful Research in Poland. Agnieszka Mizgalska & Beth Whitson, Friday, 4 August, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Zoom Room 1

Russian / USSR track (class descriptions)

Update on Acquisitions in Ukraine. Sasha Sichkarenko, Thursday, 3 August, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Zoom Room 2

Baltic State Genealogy. Greg Nelson, Friday, 4 August, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon, Zoom Room 1

Austro-Hungarian track (class descriptions)

Understanding Parish and Civil Registers, Censuses, and Name Lists’ Entries: A Practical Presentation. Doro Szabo, Wednesday, 2 August, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Zoom Room 2

The Gen-Team Gazetteer: A Sortcut to Church Records (in Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia). Wednesday, 2 August, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon, Charlotte Champenois, Zoom Room 1

Locating Czechia Church Records. Charlotte Champenois, Wednesday, 2 August, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Zoom Room 1

German track (class descriptions)

Church Records on Archion and Matricula. Jilline Maynes, Wednesday, 2 August, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Zoom Room 1

The Small but Important Details in Germanic Research. Milan Pohontsch, Thursday, 3 August, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon, Zoom Room 1

Deciphering German Language Church Records. Charlotte Champenois, Thursday, 3 August, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Zoom Room 1

“Die Eureka Post” Newspaper: Connecting Worlds Apart - A Case Study. Annette Adams, Friday, 4 August, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Zoom Room 2

Overcoming Translated Given Names. Charlotte Champenois, Friday, 4 August, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Zoom Room 2

Germans from Russia track (class descriptions)

From Church Archives to KGB Archives. Carolyn Schott, Wednesday, 2 August, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Zoom Room 2

ABC…123…EWZ! Diving into Using EWZ Records for Your Research. Carolyn Schott, Thursday, 3 August, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Zoom Room 1

“Die Eureka Post” Newspaper: Connecting Worlds Apart - A Case Study. Annette Adams, Zoom Room 2, Friday, 4 August, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Zoom Room 2

Jewish track (class descriptions)

Galicia, Austrian Empire to Poland to Ukraine: Using Resources to Identify Families & Places. Janette Silverman, Wednesday, 2 August, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m., Zoom Room 1

Ancestors from Romania. Janette Silverman, Thursday, 3 August, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon, Zoom Room 2

DNA track (class descriptions)

DNA Strategies for Extending Your Family Tree. Julie Stoddard, Thursday, 3 August, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m., Zoom Room 1

General track (class descriptions)

It Takes a Village. Edie Adam, Wednesday, 2 August, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon, Zoom Room 2

Research like a Pro: Think Like a Local or How to Research Your Ancestors Online/Onsite in Eastern Europe. Alina Khuda, Wednesday, 2 August, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Zoom Room 1

Unearthing Your Ancestor’s Stories in Historical Newspapers. Daniel Horowitz, Wednesday, 2 August, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Zoom Room 2

Where Exactly Did My Ancestors Come From? Context and Clues for Tracing Immigrants. Joe Everett, Wednesday, 2 August, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m., Zoom Room 2

Update on Acquisitions in Ukraine. Sasha Sichkarenko, Thursday, 3 August, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Zoom Room 2

FamilySearch East Europe Update. Greg Nelson, Thursday, 3 August, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Zoom Room 2

How to Work with Archives and Libraries in Eastern Europe: Overview of Resources, Access to Data, Data Protection Laws & Other Limitations. Alina Khuda, Thursday, 3 August, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Zoom Room 2

East European Sources on Ancestry.com. James Tanner, Thursday, 3 August, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Zoom Room 1

The Early 20th century Experience of Polish Immigrants in Schenectady, New York. Craig Siulinski, Friday, 4 August, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon, Zoom Room 2

Research Like a Pro: Ukraine, Moldova, Romania. Alina Khuda, Friday, 4 August, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Zoom Room 2

East European Sources on FamilySearch. James Tanner, Friday, 4 August, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m., Zoom Room 1