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(Languages include Polish, Ukrainian, German, Latin, Czech,
Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, and Lithuanian)

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015 (full day and evening)
Place: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
45 Dalhousie Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Speakers: William “Fred” Hoffman, Matthew Bielawa, and John D. Pihach
Three international authorities on Eastern Europe

William “Fred” Hoffman of Houston, Texas is a noted author, and language and translations expert. He has published numerous articles and genealogical books including Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings and First Names of the Polish Commonwealth.

  • The How and Why of East European Place Name Changes
  • Understanding Language Variations of East European First Names

Matthew Bielawa of Newington, Connecticut is a research specialist in Eastern Galicia / Western Ukraine. His website, "Genealogy of Halychyna / Eastern Galicia," www.halgal.com, is devoted to Polish and Ukrainian genealogical research in Eastern Galicia / Western Ukraine.

  • Analyzing Vital Records of the Austrian, Prussian and Russian Empires

John D. Pihach of Yorkton, Saskatchewan has made more than a dozen trips to Eastern Europe to research in the archives of Ukraine, Poland and in Vienna. He has written twelve articles on Galician genealogy and is the author of the definitive work, Ukrainian Genealogy.

  • Beyond Vital Records: Galician Documents of Genealogical Value from
    Poland and Ukraine

Ask the Experts Panel Session will feature William “Fred” Hoffman, Matthew Bielawa, John D. Pihach, Brian J. Lenius, and Maralyn A. Wellauer-Lenius

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Sessions 1 to 4:
Buffet Dinner
After Dinner talk (session 5)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (includes breaks and lunch)
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

* Village Find Assistance * 25th Anniversary Prizes * Book Sales *

Early Bird Draw
Registrations postmarked or received by June 20, 2015 will be entered into 2 early bird draws.

Prizes: * First Names of the Polish Commonwealth: Origins & Meanings by William F. Hoffman & George W. Helon
* Ukrainian Genealogy by John D. Pihach
Cost:       Members $60.00; Non-members $65.00 (includes lunch)
Dinner $28.00 each
Detailed information for Attendees