Genealogy Workshop

imagesHQEHUZ3AOur January speaker, Radomir Bilash, will also be presenting a hands-on genealogy workshop while he is in town.

The seminar, sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Calgary, in conjunction with the Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project, will take place this Friday, January 30, 2015. This workshop will be of interest to those who are considering nominating someone to the Centennial Pioneer Recognition Monument, as well as to anyone interested in gaining more knowledge about the process of genealogical research. The workshop is free of charge.

For several years now, the Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project has offered How-To seminars throughout Alberta to those who are considering nominating people to the Centennial Pioneer Recognition Monument, which honours all pioneer families, Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian alike, who settled in east central Alberta prior to 1915 (please see attached criteria for the program).  Due to the growing number of requests over the years to hold such a seminar in the Calgary area, the series will begin here.  Other seminars will be offered in Edmonton and the surrounding area.

Participants of the seminar are guided through the nomination form page by page, and shown where resources for undertaking family history research on Canada’s early Ukrainian settlers may be found.  As well, the evening includes several mini-lectures on the immigration process, Ukrainian names and surnames in Canada, the early years of the Canadian census, and homesteading in Western Canada.

Time:  7:00 PM

Place:  409 9 Ave. NE (SUM Ukrainian Youth Association offices; same building as Trail Racquetball Courts).

(For those nominating someone for the moument, please note that there are new nomination forms for 2015 and old forms are no longer valid.  The new forms  will be “unveiled” at the seminar on Friday.)

Should you have any questions about this seminar series or would like to let us know that you are coming, please write to the following e-mail address:

ab-ukraine.genealogy@gov.ab.ca

We hope to see you there!