Central and Eastern Europe - How Shifting Boundaries Have Affected the Search for Your Ancestors

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Registration for this event will close on May 12, 2021 @ 1:00pm.

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Central/Eastern Europe has seen an ever-changing set of borders, with countries growing larger and smaller, disappearing, and then reappearing - often with a change in names.  It is important to know the situation in your ancestor's homeland at the time they left for America.  Some of the information you discover might seem counter-intuitive.  Knowing the history of border changes might clarify your search!  

Mr. Hadzima is a graduate of Wesleyan University and a retired history teacher.  He has spent the past 25 years researching his family - especially in Eastern Europe, where he has visited more than a dozen times.  He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, and the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this meeting is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is run by library staff. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at rrandall@biblio.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



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