Carpatho-Rusyn Society Presents "Under the Onion Domes: Those Mysterious Carpatho-Rusyns!" (Webinar)
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm (EST)
Where: on your computer, tablet, or smartphone (presented via live online Zoom webinar)
Please join the Carpatho-Rusyn Society (C-RS) for a presentation by retired professional genealogist Tom Peters. Tom will host "Under the Onion Domes: Those Mysterious Carpatho-Rusyns!" on Wednesday, February 3 from 7-8 pm EST via Zoom. Learn about the critical information needed to find records in the ancestral homeland and information on family odyssey.
During Tom's professional career, he successfully traced ancestors for his clients in Slovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Scotland, England, and Switzerland. He taught Immigrant Ancestry courses in adult education systems and community colleges. He was a volunteer librarian for the North Caldwell, New Jersey, LDS Family History Library for the past 25 years.
Today, there are many thousands of descendants of a somewhat mysterious and little known group of people who lived in the mountain valleys of the Carpathians in central Europe who settled in the coal patches of Northeast Pennsylvania. This webinar will discuss who these people are and how to identify them. Their unique religious heritage will be discussed. What drew them to this part of the US? Some of their culture and history will be noted. Their journey to America and their settlement in the rust belt of the United States will be explored.
This webinar is geared to those just beginning their family odyssey into their origins. The critical information needed to find records in the ancestral homeland will be discussed. Sources of information in home, government, and church records will be explored. If you are successful in finding out these bits of information, then your continued genealogical journey in Europe will be fruitful. Perhaps some of you will discover your new cultural and ethnic identity.
Note: This event is co-sponsored by the Carpatho-Rusyn Society and Wilkes University.