Polish Heritage Survey being conducted by the Dept of Communication and the Polish Studies Program at Central Connecticut State University.

The Department of Communication and the Polish Studies Program at Central Connecticut State University are conducting an important survey. They really need your help – they cannot complete the survey without your help. The survey is being done to help various Polish Heritage Organizations better understand what determines the degree that a person identifies with their Polish heritage.

We need to hear back from people who were either a) born in the U.S to either a parent or parents born in Poland -or- b) those having a grandparent or grandparents born in Poland. If this describes you, we need you to complete the online survey that is found at:

You can either click on the above ink or copy/paste it into your browser window.
PLEASE NOTE: If you were born in Poland you are NOT eligible to take the survey.
The survey should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.  The survey is anonymous.   Your name will never be connected to your answers.
If you know anyone that fits this description, please share this information with them. Your help in doing this would be greatly appreciated. We need to hear back from several hundred people to make the survey valid and your help in identifying these people is crucial.
Thank you in advance for your help. It is very much appreciated. If you have any questions about the survey – please contact Renata Czubak Vickrey at 860-832-2085 (vickreyr@ccsu.edu) .


Webinar: Database Volunteer Opportunities at AmericanAncestors.org

Thursday, October 24, 3:00–4:00 PM

Presented by Molly Rogers and Rachel Adams

FREE and open to the public

Volunteers are essential to the creation of databases at AmericanAncestors.org—from scanning and indexing parish records for the Historic Catholic Records Project to assisting in the creation of the Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 database and other important collections. Learn about opportunities for helping the Database Team that you can participate in from home!

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NEHGS – Online Conference: Researching Upstate New York

Saturday, October 20, 12:00–6:00 PM EDT

Presented by Genealogists at NEHGS

Cost: $125

Finding information about New York ancestors can be tricky. A fire in 1911 at the State Library and the fact that statewide registration of vital records did not start until 1880 only add to the difficulty. The presentations within this Online Conference will guide you through the maze of genealogical pitfalls, and to the bright spots in New York research. Our New York experts will discuss the settlement of New York and early migrations, vital records and substitutes, land and probate records, the state census, and more.

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The 5th Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference – “Your Ancestry: Past, Present and Future” – November 3 – 4, 2018

The 5th Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference – Your Ancestry: Past, Present and Future – will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey on November 3-4, 2018. The event features internationally known experts in Eastern European genealogy, and will span two days, including Saturday’s workshops, Hands-on Approach to Learning the Cyrillic Alphabets, conducted by Prof. Jon Shea, AG, a full-day dedicated to DNA featuring The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL, and many opportunities for networking, and the choice of nine lectures.
Two days of Programs!
The Nashi Predky Family History Group is excited to offer a two full days of programming. Participants may register for either Saturday or Sunday, or the full two-day conference at reduced pricing.[1] In addition to the presentations, the event will have vendors and cultural display areas.
On Saturday, November 3rd, the Nashi Predky Fall Conference “Your Ancestry: Past, Present and Future” opens with registration at 8am with a light continental breakfast.  At 9am, the morning sessions start off with the live virtual presentation “Recent Developments in Ukrainian Family Research” by Valentyna Nagy where she will discuss evolution of genealogy research in Ukraine since the 1990s.
After the opening session, a dual-track day begins with presentations by Professional Genealogist Leslie R. Karr, “George and Anna Boyko: A Search for their Ukrainian Home” [Virtual Presentation], and “Creating a Lasting Family Storyline: The Role of the Self-Publishing Genealogy Editor” by Brian Wilde.
Participants will be offered a buffet luncheon featuring ethnic food and networking time during the lunch break.
The afternoon sessions continue the dual-track offerings: “Galicia and Bukovina Genealogy Research” [Virtual Presentation] by Valentyna Nagy; “Carpathian Ruthenia (Transcarpathia) Genealogy Research” [Virtual Presentation] by Valentyna Nagy; and “Success: Using Social Media and DNA Together” by Bruce Romanchak. An optional workshop “Hands-on Approach to Learning the Cyrillic Alphabets” hosted by Prof. Jon Shea, AG. Space is limited for the Workshop (20 seats available).
New in 2018!
On Saturday night, Nashi Predky will host their 5th Anniversary dinner. Registration for this event is optional. Buffet-style dinner with entertainment is being planned.
DNA DAY Returns!
On Sunday, November 4th, DNA Day offers participants three lectures and lunch. Registration opens at 11:30am and a box lunch will be available. The presentations by Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL are: “DNA and the Golden Rule: The Law and Ethics of Genetic
 Genealogy”, “Beyond X and Y: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing”, and “A Matter of Standards: DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard.”
Each day concludes with the door-prize drawings.
Participants may register for either Friday or Saturday, or the full two-day conference at reduced pricing through September 30th!!
The event will take place at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The Center is easily accessible by car or train, being conveniently situated at Exit 10 of I-287 and only a short drive from the Bound Brook train station.
Questions?  E-mail: genealogy@ukrhec.org