I will be participating at the 5th Annual Nashi Predky Conference, Fall 2018 as a virtual presenter of my presentation, "George and Anna Boyko: A Search for their Ukrainian Home".

My presentation will reveal how variations of a simple surname, Boyko, makes finding a 1910 immigrant in census and immigration records difficult. Without these records, identifying his Ukrainian origins is also a challenge. Alternative sources create a cluster of individuals indirectly pointing to an area in Ukraine. Common Rochester street addresses thread together the life of the immigrant enabling identification of immigration records and a Ukrainian origin and place of birth.

The conference is on the 3rd and 4th of November, 2018 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey 08873. Registration is underway.

My presentation is scheduled for 10:30am (EDST). The full conference schedule can be found here.

For those of you who have a particular interest in Eastern European Genealogy, Valentina Nagy has three presentations on the same day: "Recent Developments in Ukrainian Family Research" (9:15am EDST), "Galicia and Bukovina Genealogy Research" (1:30pm/13:30 EDST), and "Carpathian Ruthenia (Transcarpathia) Genealogy Research"(2:45pm/14:45 EDST).

We hope you can join us!

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