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Past Conference - 1995 Calgary

FEEFHS First Western Regional Conference
Calgary, Alberta July 25, 1995

FEEFHS held a western regional conference in Calgary, Alberta, on Tuesday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This was during the week of the annual convention of the AHSGR (American Historical Society of Germans from Russia) but before the beginning of any AHSGR programs.

The conference was held at the Calgary Multicultural Center, 712 5th Street, about 4 blocks from the site of the AHSGR convention. Various groups of Germans constitute the largest East European ethnic group in Western Canada. Because of the AHSGR conference, the FEEFHS conference concentrated on the Germans, but there were also presentations relevant to other groups. The FEEFHS registration fee was Canadian $25.00 or US$20.00.

Walt Rusel was the conference chairman and in charge of local arrangements and registration (see address above).

Jerry Frank was the program chair and responsible for publicity in Western Canada.

Ed Brandt was responsible for United States publicity and assisting with program planning.

Theme: East European Genealogical Resources for All Ethnic Groups

The following lectures were presented:

  (1) David M. Bickman, "Jewish Emigration to Alberta from Ukraine"
  (2) George Bowman, "Russian German Genealogical Resources in North Dakota"
  (3) Edward R. Brandt, Ph.D., A.G., "An Overview of Germanic Settlements in Eastern Europe"
  (4) Doug Dale, "Bukovina Settlements in Saskatchewan: Germans, Romanians and Ukrainians"
  (5) Gerald Frank, "Translating 19th-Century Polish Records"
  (6) Miriam Hall Hansen, "They Came from Russia and Spoke German: The St. Petersburg Lutheran Registers and Other Records"
  (7) Virginia A. Less, "Records Pertaining to the Interwar Soviet German Lutheran Refugees Quartered in Harbin, China, Pending Travel to the Americas"
  (8) John D. Movius, "East European Genealogy Sources on the Internet and the World Wide Web -- on and off the Online Services"
  (9) Walt Rusel, "Introduction to Ukrainian Genealogical Research"
(10) Ewald Wuschke, "Researching Germans from Volhynia and Central Poland"
(11) George Gette, "Saskatchewan Resources for East European Genealogy"