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Spring into Finding Your East European Ancestors: Attend a Conference or Meeting

Spring is finally here! For those in many parts of the country the winter has been brutal, and if you are like me, you likely have a severe case of cabin fever. What better way to shake off the winter blues than to plan some fun genealogical activities this spring to help learn about new resource and skills for tracking your Eastern European ancestors? Here are a few to consider.

1. Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Gene-A-Rama. WSGS will hold its spring event in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, at the Holiday Inn on April 4th-5th, 2014. The Holiday Inn is located at 4601 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc. Topics will include Immigrant Cluster Communities, Family Reunion Planning, Tracing Female Ancestors, and more. Click here to register and for more information.

2. The Ohio Genealogical Society. The 53rd Annual OGS Conference Genealogical Expedition, April 30 - May 3, 2014 at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio. Research methods, technology topics, and workshops presented by many of the top genealogy experts in the country. Visit the conference website for more information.

3. The National Genealogical Society. The NGS 2014 Family History Conference will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, 7–10 May 2014. Skillbuilding, Methodology, Research, Using Technology, and other tracks. Click here to find out more details and to register.

4. Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree. The SCGS proudly announces the 45th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. The popular conference will be held from Friday through Sunday, June 6 to 8, 2014 at our usual venue, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA. DNA Day on Thursday, Fully half of the 150 sessions at Jamboree will directly address the use of technology in family history research. Other sessions will focus on methodology, organization; record types. Sessions for all experience levels will be available. Sunday's schedule includes several family history writing classes. Online registration is now open on the Jamboree website.

If you want to attend any of these excellent educational opportunities, consider registering now! Hotels fill up fast and popular workshops often sell out months in advance of the conferences.

A change of scenery, fabulous lectures, and the chance to network with fellow genealogists may be just what you need to put the spring back in your genealogy step!

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