Thursday, July 8, 2010

International Research via the Midwest

From Cork to Glasgow, London to Frankfurt, Belarus to the Ukraine and from Rome to Stockholm, tracing our international ancestors can be a challenge, to put it mildly.

We not only have to research using records from many different countries with differing governing bodies holding the records but also in foreign languages. This can be an overwhelming and daunting task. But, with education and an outline of steps to follow, completing this task is within our reach.

Within the list of presenters for the Midwest Family History Expo, you can find educators with a wealth of knowledge in international research. The only problem you may have is deciding which session to attend!

Are your Italian ancestors hiding from you? Baerbel Johnson has a lesson on finding them. Think all the Irish records were destroyed? Marci Despain will set the record straight on that subject. Do your Eastern European ancestors have you going in circles? Lisa Alzo will help you find those elusive folks.

If you are ready to tackle international research for the first time, or just need a refresher and maybe a few new tips, you have many sessions to choose from. Review the agenda here and start your journey towards finding your international heritage.


  1. I was so busy with classes that I found it hard to find time to I did it over my lunch break. The classes are excellent and worth so much more than the miniscule registration fee! Enjoy the expo!!!!!!!!

  2. I imagine my blogging will be in the evening and afterwords, I can tweet and FB during, but will be busy taking notes also!

    I agree, that registration fee is very reasonable, I hope people take advantage of that fact!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Have fun at the #FHexpo! Wish I could be there :)