Category Archives: FEEFHS

Foundation of Eastern European Family History Societies has been in existence for over 20 years, has a website, and sponsors an annual conference specializing in the best researching methods for Eastern Europe.

EWZ Post 7 A Major Breakthrough

INTRODUCTION: I had set up a meeting with Dave Obee, former President of Feefhs, and exemplary Canadian researcher, before the Feefhs conference. I had brought all the ITS papers and some EWZ duplicates of Emil and Johann Hutop, especially the … Continue reading

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POST FEEFHS: What I Learned

RESEARCH: Being overprepared to research at the FHL can bring great rewards. I don’t know as much as I think I know. Sometimes I am wrong (and glad of it). One can still be successful even if one does not … Continue reading

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East Prussian Websites

DURING FEEFHS Dr. Roger Minert has been training a new generation of professional genealogists. I have heard three of them within the last year and am very impressed with their professionalism, knowledge base, and especially the fact that all of … Continue reading

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Feefhs Preparation

The next five posts include a break from the series of posts about the resources in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library and Archives on the Fifth Floor, specifically describing the best resources for understanding the end of the … Continue reading

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Research 2012-2015 Post 14 International Tracing Service

2014: At the Feefhs conference in Salt Lake City I was privileged to spend an hour with Dr. Diane Afoumado, PhD, Chief of the ITS (International Tracing Service) Research Branch at the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the … Continue reading

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Research 2012-2015: Essen Archives: PART III

2015: I decided that I should contact the Essen Archives myself to see if they could send me the civil birth registration record of the third aunt who had been born in Essen in 1904. I also asked them for … Continue reading

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Experiences at the Feefhs Conference

Presentations: I was scheduled to give two presentations: Skillbuilders: More Brick Walls in Genealogical Research: Two of the examples were the same as last year, but three were added as a result of research I have done in the last … Continue reading

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