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Experts Track Eastern Europe Roots at Genealogy Seminar

July 8, 2015 2:23 PM | News

Matthew Bielawa

Matthew Bielawa helps an attendee read an Ukrainian document to locate the ancestral village name during a previous seminar. (HANDOUT)

Some of the world’s top experts on ancestral discovery will be in Winnipeg for a seminar on learning more about your family’s history.

The East European Genealogical Society (EEGS) will host Ancestral Evidence on August 1. The one-day genealogy seminar is being of interest to anyone with roots in Eastern Europe.

One of the genealogy experts attending is Matthew Bielawa.

“I thoroughly enjoy helping others learn about their own heritage and background by pointing them in the right direction, which may not seem so easy at first with Eastern Europe’s turbulent history, changing geography and diverse languages,” he said.

An “Ask the Experts” panel session will feature Bielawa, William “Fred” Hoffman, and John D. Pihach, along with genealogists Brian J. Lenius, and Maralyn A.Wellauer-Lenius.

The seminar will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 45 Dalhousie Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration fees are $60 for EEGS members and $65 for non-members, lunch included. Dinner is optional and not included in the registration price. You can register online or receive a registration form by e-mailing info@eegsociety.org or by calling (204) 989-3292.


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