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4/9/2021 - Central and Eastern Europe - How Shifting Boundaries Have Affected the Search for Your Ancestors

On Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 from 1-2:30pm on Zoom, join us for this informative genealogy lecture about the search for ancestors in central and eastern Europe. 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 program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Registration is required. Zoom invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. Please visit the link below for more information and to register.

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