Hellenic Genealogy Conference Coming to Salt Lake City


People researching their Greek family history will gather in Salt Lake City on Saturday, September 26, 2015, for a full day of lectures and activities. This is the first-ever Greek genealogy conference held in the western U.S. The event will be held at the Hellenic Memorial Building (Holy Trinity Cathedral) 279 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn effective strategies and contemporary resources for genealogical research in Greece. An important component will be to invalidate the prevalent but false myths that Greek records have been destroyed, and to demonstrate where and how historical and genealogical documents in Greece can be accessed both online and on-site at libraries, archives, and other repositories.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lica Catsakis who will address the topic, “The Evolution of Hellenic Genealogy: Then and Now.” Conference topics cover a multitude of subjects, such as: accessing civil and church records in Greece; using U.S. records to find key genealogical information such as surnames and villages; reasons behind the wave of immigration in the early 1900’s; the Revolution of 1821 and its impact on ancestors; and DNA in Greek Research.

There is a $25 fee which includes breakfast and a catered lunch. Details and registration forms can be accessed at the conference website. Email here for more details.

The Hellenic Conference is sponsored by the Hellenic Cultural Association of Salt Lake City (preserving the history, heritage, and traditions that reflect the Greek experience in America), HellenicGenealogyGeek (website of Greek genealogical resources) and the Ethnic and Mining Museum of Magna, Utah (preserving the ethnic diversity workers in mines and railroads).

For further information, please contact:
Carol Kostakos Petranek
phone: 301-572-4105 or email.


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