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Call for Proposals for the 2023 FEEFHS Conference

The Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) is accepting speaker proposals for its next conference, which will be held Tuesday through Friday, August 1-4, 2023.

The conference will be a hybrid event. In-person sessions will be at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, with one day for workshops and three days for presentations. Online presentations will be either broadcast live from the classrooms or pre-recorded. Several classes will be both pre-recorded and taught in person.

FEEFHS is looking for new and exciting topics that span the range of genealogy and family history research. Subjects should draw on the lecturer’s areas of expertise yet be broad enough to appeal to a general audience. In-person presentations should appeal to beginners. Recorded presentations can appeal to all audiences. Topics should encompass countries of Eastern Europe, including areas of the former Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, and German Empire. Other topics such as DNA, minority research, general resources, technology, etc. will also be considered.

All class sessions will be 50 minutes. Live presentations will have an additional 10 minutes for questions.

FEEFHS is also looking for topics for pre-conference workshops, which teach hands-on research skills. These three-hour workshops will be offered in person at the Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, August 1.

FEEFHS will pay a $100 honorarium for each class taught, in person or pre-recorded. The honorarium for a class that is pre-recorded and taught live is $150. For a three-hour workshop, the honorarium is $250.

Speakers will also receive free registration to the pre-conference workshops and the conference, access to the recordings of the conference presentations, an electronic syllabus, and a ticket to the opening reception. If two classes are taught in person, the presenter will also receive a lunch ticket for the day(s) when the classes are taught. For three or more classes taught in person, the presenter will receive all the above plus a Friday evening banquet ticket.

Each speaker is encouraged to provide one-on-one consultations, usually 50 minutes in consultations. The first consultation with a conference attendee is to be at no charge; fees for follow-up consultations with the same attendee can be arranged between the consultant and the attendee.

Each 50-minute pro-bono consultation counts the same as one class in terms of qualifying for lunch tickets and the banquet ticket.

Each submission for a class or workshop must include:

  • Title of presentation (no more than 15 words)
  • Short outline of each proposed topic (to avoid overlaps between speakers)
  • Summary of the presentation (100 words maximum – to be published on the FEEFHS website)
  • Presenter’s full name (as you prefer to have it published on the website)
  • Postal and email address, and phone number (preferable cell phone – for internal use only)


Each speaker must also provide:

  • Preferred date(s) for the regular conference presentation(s)
  • Brief speaker biography and a photograph (if a previous presenter, please check your profile at the FEEFHS website and inform us if edits are desired)
  • Choice of the preferred method of teaching: In person, virtual live, pre-recorded, or combo (pre-recorded and in person).


Multiple submissions can be sent together.

Submissions can be sent to or by postal mail to:


P.O. Box 341

Payson, UT 84651


The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2023.

If selected, please be prepared to submit your class syllabus well in advance of the conference. Instructions will be sent with the acceptance notification.

Thank you very much. FEEFHS is looking forward to another great conference.