FEEFHS Announces a Change in their Name & Focus

It’s recently been announced that the Federation of East European Family History Societies, founded by my friend, the late Charles Hall, has had a change in its name – although not its acronym! FEEFHS is still FEEFHS. It’s now the Foundation for East European Family History Studies. This makes a lot of sense – although we still can’t say it! The focus of the group has also changed.

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The following is from the FEEHS website:

Thom Edlund, President, recently announced that FEEFHS has changed its name to the Foundation for East European Family History Studies. Formerly called the Federation of East European Family History Societies, FEEFHS was organized in 1992 as an umbrella organization for many organizations that focused their research efforts on areas of East Europe and Transcaucasia. The Federation provided a Web portal and published a journal distributed to members. As technology evolved and member societies grew, these services became less relevant, and FEEFHS discontinued the journal and membership fees in 2009.

With this change, Edlund will “direct the energies of the organization toward indexing and other record discovery projects,” expanding the offerings of the FEEFHS Web site as a resource to all East European researchers. As a Foundation, the organization will be able to “coordinate and collaborate its efforts with others wishing to participate with or fund such projects.” FEEFHS will continue to place a high level of emphasis on providing educational opportunities to researchers.

Note that their 2015 Eastern European Family History Conference is coming up August 11-15, 2015 at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel.

Thanks to Lisa Alzo, and the Internet Genealogy Newsletter for the heads-up.