The next Orange County California JGS meeting is this Sunday at 10:00
am Pacific Time. The speaker is Greg Nelson of the Family History
Library in Salt Lake City. He will speak on Procuring Eastern
European records for the Family History Library. Members are free and
everyone else is $5 payable on our website at www.ocjgs.org. Everyone
needs to register at our website.
September 19 at 10:00 AM (Pacific time zone)
Greg Nelson: Procuring Eastern European records for the Family History Library
FamilySearch microfilm and digital cameras have been filming
continuously in Central and Eastern Europe since their initial
agreement with Hungary in 1959. Since then, all but 3 countries in
East Europe have had camera–capture projects to capture images of
records that assist genealogists from around the world. Today there
are nearly 30 digital cameras preserving records in archives in the
area. These projects include a large number of Jewish records,
especially those found in archives in the area of the Pale of
Settlement. This presentation will give you an idea of where records
have been digitized, what records have been digitized, how to access
the records and indexes, and where FamilySearch and our partners are
strategically planning to capture additional records in the next 10
years. It will also show you tips and tricks on FamilySearch on how
best to access the images and searchable records as well as add your
own information to the family tree.
Greg Nelson is the Content Strategy specialist for East Europe,
Central Asia, the Middle East, and various US States at FamilySearch.
He holds a BA in Russian, MA in Slavic Linguistics and Literature, and
a BS in Computer Science. He resides in Stansbury Park, Utah.
Register in advance for the virtual meeting by clicking this link:
Michelle Sandler MLS
Vice President of Programming