AncestorEbooks Announces the 2013 Eastern European Research Workshop

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AncestorEbooks announces the 2013 Eastern European Research Workshop at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.

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The Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS)

AncestorEbooks, your online source for the creation of personalized family E-books using your Family Trees, photos, documents, mp3s, and videos, announces the upcoming 2013 Eastern European Research Workshop in Salt Lake City, UT from November 12-November 15. This workshop features the theme, "Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor” with instructors specializing in Central and Eastern European immigrant research. []

The East European Research Workshop will be open for registration on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 1-2:45 pm, at the Beautiful Plaza Hotel, at Temple Square and features a get acquainted “Family History Library Orientation & Tour” from 2pm to 4 pm.

Wednesday & Thursday mornings, November 13 & 14, there will be 1 hour classes, such as Joe Everett’s class entitled, "The How, What, and Why of Immigrant Research -- Methodology Overview Part I & II" and "Geographical Tools, Part I & Part II", while the afternoons will be dedicated to Lab Time in the Family History Center and Individual Consultations.

Friday, the final day of this intense workshop will be dedicated to individual case studies and teaching Research Skills. Followed by a closing dinner with Milan Pohontsch, at 6pm, who will be giving a speech entitled "Chasing the Elusive Ancestor."[]

This year's presenters include an amazing team of experts in genealogy, including Kyle Betit, a professional genealogist, lecturer and author who works at the ProGenealogist.

Thomas K. Edlund, the president of FEEFHS and has specialized in East European languages and manuscripts, and has authored several books. Mr Edlund is a professor of family and local history at Brigham Young University where he teaches about East European genealogy.

Joe Everett, a genealogist at FamilySearch, currently manages an International Team of Research Consultants at the Family History Library. Baerbel Johnson, AG, holds degrees in both sociology and Family and Local History Studies. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she is presently a reference consultant on the International floor of the Family History Library.

Kahlile B. Mehr has 25 years of experience at the Family History Library as well as experience in archive research throughout Europe. Finally, Mr. Pohontsch is the owner of European Roots Genealogy. Mr Pohontsch specializes in German and Eastern research, with an emphasis on translating old, handwritten records, is Wendish and grew up in Germany and presently works for the Brigham Young University.

Cristina Besendorfer, and Gayla Mendenhall, of AncestorEbooks, agree that, "This is an incredible line-up of researchers who are well versed in the discovery of ancestors who immigrated from Eastern European countries."

Mrs. Besendorfer & Mendenhall continue, "With the added benefit of extra time in the Computer Lab and the time to sign up for personal consultations, we are sure you will want to take the opportunity to learn more about your ancestors who have immigrated from the history rich European nations. Then we hope you will bring your research treasures to and enjoy creating your own personalized E-books to share the stories you discovered with your family members."

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