FEEFHS 2021 Virtual Conference

FEEFHS (Foundation for East European Family History Studies) is joining with many societies in going virtual for our 2021 FEEFHS Conference, to be held August 11-13, 2021. While we would love to meet in person, it is uncertain whether we will be able to resume normal gatherings by that time. To allow for attendees, planners and speakers to make definite plans, we feel it is best to plan now for a virtual event. We are excited for some of the advantages that a virtual conference will afford:

  • Attendees can view more of the content, either live or via recordings.
  • More people can participate, because no travel is needed.
  • Cost savings for attendees and speakers, as well as FEEFHS.
  • Opportunities for connecting with speakers and other attendees through virtual consultations and a virtual lobby/lounge.

The conference will consist of three days of live instruction, which will also be recorded and available for later on-demand viewing. We are not planning to hold a preconference, but we will try to incorporate as much of the content previously planned for preconference session into the three days.

Learn from the experts in Slavic, Germanic, and other aspects of East European Genealogy!

The program will feature tracks in research in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, German Empire, and Russian Empire as well as DNA Research, Jewish, Germans from Russia, Polish, and more. We plan to have mostly the same program and speakers as we had planned for 2020, as the vast majority have already committed to present virtually in 2021. In case some are not available, we will find other qualified speakers to provide the same great instruction.

More details and a preliminary conference program will be available soon on