Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bessarabian and Dobrudscha research

When the 2008 International Convention of Germans from Russia gathers later this month in Casper, Wyoming, there'll be something for everyone when it comes to genealogical and heritage research.
The Bessarabian and Dobrudscha Area Research Workshop will focus on the history of German-Russians in Bessarabia, the villages included in the region, and how to research in this area. It’ll also touch briefly about researching in the Dobrudscha area. The session is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2008, in Ballroom C of the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper.

It's one of more than 40 workshops that’ll be offered during the five-day convention which opens July 28th and is expected to draw some 1,000 attendees from across the country and around the world. The Bessarabian and Dobrudscha session will be in Ballroom C.

This convention is a joint gathering of members of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, which is headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The late Dale Wahl was originally slated to make the workshop presentation on Bessarabian research; instead, Carolyn Schott of Seattle, Washington has graciously volunteered to present the session.

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