Eva Kujawa

Introduction to Researching Your East European Ancestors

This lecture will cover a historical overview of Eastern Europe, and how it morphed through divisions and border changes, from wars and battles into the countries that we have in today’s world. Eva will cover the majority of countries in East Europe and will share the impacts of the various cultures that share the borders of this magnificent area. She will guide people through various research resources, how to plan research and address potential challenges and solutions for this type of genealogical research.

The lecture will look at topics such as what’s in a name, naming traditions, languages, the various handwriting styles, as well as the various types of records and that can be located. Eva will also supply a list of websites and databases that hold a huge amount of information for research in this region.