CROATIA GENEALOGY SEMINAR AT EASTLAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
EASTLAKE LIBRARY, Eastlake, Ohio, is pleased to announce that a Croatian Genealogy Seminar will be held at their library on Saturday, October 28,2006, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
The Seminar will be conducted by Robert Jerin, Vice President of the Croatian Heritage Museum and Library in Cleveland, Ohio, and a genealogy researcher.He has conducted research both in the US and in Croatia.
As Mr. Jerin stated about his seminar, "I have had Croatians of all 'ethnic groups' attend my seminar” and this seminar will be of interest to many Americans of Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Serbian and German descent whose ancestors came from Croatia."
Mr. Jerin will present such topics as:
• How to get started with your family tree • The do's and don'ts of genealogy • History and origin of Croatia and Croatians • Croatian immigration to the United States and the journey to America • How our ancestors lived in the "Old Country" • Meaning of you family name • Tips on how to find records at Ellis Island and other Ports of Entry • Locating birth records, marriage records, death records in Croatia and in the US • How to translate Croatian records • How to figure family relationships, cousins, second cousins, first cousins once removed, etc.
The seminar will include examples of searches using attendee info… we will actually attempt to locate records of someone's ancestor at the seminar using the Internet. You will receive a personal copy of Robert’s handbook, “Searching for Your Croatian Roots”, which is yours to take home with you for further study and research. Robert also offers research assistance to seminar participants as often as they need it in their future research.
Please bring a “brown bag lunch” as we have so much to cover, coffee and Croatian pastry will be provided.At lunch we will view a video, which was recently done by the Port of Hamburg Germany that recreates an immigrant couple's journey from their homeland, across several countries on foot and by train, what they went through at the Port of Hamburg and finally boarding a ship to America, which is much like the journey of our ancestors.
Since seating is limited, REGISTRATION is required for this Saturday, October 28th Seminar. Register by calling the EASTLAKE LIBRARY, 36706 Lake Shore Boulevard, Eastlake, Ohio 44095, (440) 942-7880 option 3. There is a fee for this seminar.
Please do not miss this opportunity to experience an outstanding Seminar presented by Robert Jerin, a highly recognized Croatian genealogy researcher. You even might even find your own family at the Seminar. If not, you definitely will leave knowing how to find them. Do not wait --- register today!