2019 Polish Genealogy Conference

The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc.


The S. A. Blejwas Endowed Chair of the Polish and Polish American Studies,
Central Connecticut State University


Cordially invite you to attend the 2019 GENEALOGY CONFERENCE

to learn the strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots.

It will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 and Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Institute of Technology, Business and Development, Downtown campus of Central Connecticut State University, 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT.

The conference provides an opportunity to learn strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots. The speakers are well known in Polish genealogy circles and their discussions will enable attendees to fill in the missing pieces of their family history. Speakers have extensive experience in their respective fields and have been featured at numerous regional, national and international conferences.

Featured speakers will be Blaine Bettinger, Matthew Bielawa (Vice-President, PGSCTNE), Dr. Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, (Endowed Chair, Polish and Polish-American Studies, CCSU), Daniel Bućko (from Krakow, Poland), Thomas Sadauskas (Virginia), Jonathan Shea, A.G., (President, PGSCTNE) and Maureen Taylor (Photo Detective, Rhode Island).

Daniel Bućko will speak on “Inaccuracies, Errors and Conflicts of Information in Polish Vital Records and How to Resolve These Problems” and “The Genealogical Value of Royal and Government Estate Inventories.”

A two-part seminar will be presented on “Introduction to Polish and Eastern European Family History.”
Many lectures are scheduled including:

  1. Introduction to DNA
  2. Phasing and Mapping Your DNA
  3. Photo Detecting 101
  4. Advanced Photo Detecting: Cracking the Cold Case
  5. Who Created Modern Poland?
  6. A History of Ellis Island – Separating the Myth from Reality and What Really Happened There
  7. How Your Ancestors Came to America and Finding Their Records (1890 to 1950)

Throughout the day, a collection of books, maps and other materials will be available to all attendees for consultation. Officers of the Society will be present to answer questions.

We also have many exhibitors who will display their items.

For more information, please email Diane Szepanski at Szepanski3@cox.net.

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