Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SECOND NATIONAL HELLENIC AMERICAN GENEALOGY CONFERENCE



SECOND NATIONAL HELLENIC AMERICAN GENEALOGY CONFERENCE

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Conference location:
National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661


ORGANIZED & FUNDED BY 
EMBCA (EAST MEDITERRANEAN BUSINESS CULTURE ALLIANCE)
IN ASSOCIATION WITH 
HellenicGenealogyGeek.com

with support from the Andrew Kopan Fund at National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL.

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Conference costs are covered by EMBCA and there will be no charge; however, to insure seating and availability of handouts, registration is required - http://embca.com/event/genealogy-conference-2016/?event_date=2016-05-21
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CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:30  – 9:00 a.m. – Registration/ Coffee

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome/Opening Remarks
Moderator/ Host  of the event : Louis Katsos-  President/Founder , EMBCA
John A. Calamos, Sr. – Chairman, National Hellenic Museum of Chicago

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. – “The World They Left Behind – The Rural Greece of the Emigrants to America, 1890s-1920s”
Speaker:  Dr.. Alexander Kitroeff, History Professor, Haverford College

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. – Song of My Life
Speaker: Harry Mark Petrakis- Novelist/ Writer

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Resources for Hellenic Genealogy Research
Speaker:  Georgia Stryker Keilman,  Founder of HellenicGenealogyGeek.com, Hellenic American Genealogist/ Researcher

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. –  Research in Greece Using Civil and Church Records
Speaker:  Gregory Kontos,- Hellenic Genealogist / Researcher/ Hellenic History Student

11:45 a.m. – 1:00.p.m. – Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – “Hidden Mosaics:  An Aegean Tale”
Speaker:  Alexander Billinis, Author

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Ellis Island and its Records
Speaker:  George Tselos, Supervisory Archivist and Head of Reference Services of the  Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Oral History Project
Speaker: Dr. Nikos Alexiou, Sociology Professor, Queens College

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – GAK, Greece General Archives Resources and Personal Research in Hellas and Turkey
Speaker: Michael Kalavritinos

3:30 – 4:00  p.m. – Planning a Genealogy Research Trip to Greece
Speaker: Carol Kostakos Petranek, Hellenic American Genealogist/ Researcher

4:00 – 4:45  p.m. – Museum Tour

4:45 —  5:00 p.m. —  Closing Remarks – Louis Katsos