Resources for Learning About Your Heritage

Event Date
9:00am November 03, 2018 to 4:00pm November 03, 2018
Event Location
CVGS - Portland, Oregon
Event Description

Concordia University Libraries and The Friends of the Center for Volga German Studies invite your participation in their workshop, “Resources for Learning about your Heritage”. The workshop will be held on the campus of Concordia University on Saturday, November 3, 9:00am – 4:00pm. The Center will be open on Sunday, November 4, noon – 3pm for participants who wish to access the Center’s resources for their specific research. CVGS volunteers will be available for assistance during that time.

Conference registration is $70, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Proceeds from the conference will be used to defray costs of purchasing translations of censuses, church and other records, and printing costs of research materials copied for Center patrons.

The agenda for the conference includes presentations about beginning genealogical research, tracing your ancestors German origins to the Volga settlements, a personal example of one Volga German’s genealogy mystery and information on using the Center’s research tools. Speakers for this event include Maggie Hein, Herb Femling, Steve Schreiber and Roger Burbank. Kim Read, Dean of Libraries for Concordia University will welcome workshop participants.