The Foundation of Eastern European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) has an annual workshop in Salt Lake City. This year, their three day workshop will be August 11-15.
As a special treat, the presentation on Wednesday, August 13, will be open to the public and free to attend.
Diane Afoumado, PhD., Chief, International Tracing Service (ITS) Research Branch, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be speaking on the records and the services offered by the ITS.
The ITS collection will be of interest to anyone with ancestors who may have been persecuted or displaced during WWII. Documents such as camp arrival lists, grave locations, transport lists, prisoner cards, forced labor lists, death lists, displaced person applications for assistance, deportation lists, emigration application or questionnaires, registration and work cards, sometimes with photographs, are contained in the collection. Research services to access those records are provided by ITS to the public at no charge.
Anyone may attend the Wednesday evening presentation and subsequently set up an appointment to meet with Ms. Afoumado on Thursday following the presentation to begin the research process.
Thanks to Peg Ivanyo, FEEFHS conference chair, for informing us about this event.