The United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference – 2008

The 2008 conference of the United Polish Genealogical Societies has been announced. The conference will be held in Salt Lake City from April 18-21, 2008.

The conference organizers are writing a blog at to communicate details about the conference, introduce the speakers, and provide day-by-day information about the activities at the conference.

Photo of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Family History Library, Salt Lake City

SOURCE: The Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Photographed by Stephen J. Danko 25 Nov 2006.

The 2008 Conference will include some exciting new features:

  • Video conferencing with genealogists in Poland
  • Online participation by a famous writer of Polish research materials
  • A BYU Roundtable on Publishing Your Family History

Topics discussed will include information about German Poland, Russian Poland and Austrian Poland. In addition to the scheduled lectures, the conference will feature:

  • Experts on hand to help translate documents in Russian, Polish and German
  • Time to conduct your own research at the Family History Library

Speakers will include the following, appearing in person:

  • Tomasz Nitsch, administrator of Poland’s GenPol
  • Sonja Hoeke-Nishimoto, Family History Library
  • Kahile B. Mehr,  Family History Library
  • Daniel Schlyter, Family History Library
  • Ceil Wendt Jensen of Michigan Polonia

Speakers also include the following who will participate on-line:

  • Katarzyna Grycza of Discovering Roots
  • Łukasz Bielecki of the Poznan Project
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