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. 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.