“Under the Onion Domes: Those Mysterious Carpatho-Rusyns!”
Today, there are many thousands of descendants of a somewhat mysterious and little know group of people who lived in the mountain valleys of the Carpathians in central Europe who settled in the coal patches of Northeast Pennsylvania. The webinar will discuss who these people are and how to identify them. Their unique religious heritage will be discussed. What drew them to the part of the U.S.? 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.
By Tom Peters, former professional genealogist of 40 years experience.
Tom Peters is a retired professional genealogist who specialized in Slovak, Carpatho-Rusyn & German ancestral research. During his professional career, he successfully traced ancestors for his clients in France, Germany, Slovakia, 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, N.J., LDS Family History Library for the past 25 years. Tom delights in sharing his research experience, knowledge and techniques with anyone wishing to learn more about this addicting hobby of ours!