The 2009 Conference of the Polish Genealogical Society of America – Day 1

Today was the first day of the 2009 Conference of the Polish Genealogical Society of America.  The lectures presented today were:

  • Stan Schmidt – Case Study “Finding Family the Easy Way – Let Them Find You”
  • Karen Stanuch, Joan Fenili, and Janet Halfar – Case Study “Anna and Her Sisters”
  • Ken Nowakowski – Case Study “The Four Sisters”
  • Jadwiga Cyparska, PhD – “You Are Able to Understand Polish, Too!”
  • Dr. Michael Mikos – “Visiting Poland: The Glory of the Past and the Promise of the Future”
  • Cynthia Piech – “Folk Costumes of Various Regions of Poland: Influences, Styles, Fabric, and Details”

I was able to speak with Michael Mikos and Cynthis Piech briefly at the end of the day’s events and get a photo of each of them.

Michael Mikoś

Michael Mikoś

SOURCE: Michael Mikoś (Schaumburg, Cook County, Illinois). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 18 Sep 2009.

Cynthia Piech

Cynthia Piech

SOURCE: Cynthia Piech (Schaumburg, Cook County, Illinois). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 18 Sep 2009.

Today’s lectures were easy to listen to: entertaining, interesting, and informative. Tomorrow’s lectures delve into some pretty heavy stuff: archives, history, gazetteers, sources, cemeteries, and more.

Copyright © 2009 by Stephen J. Danko

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