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BUKOVINAFEST '97

GERMAN GENEALOGY AND HERITAGE CONFERENCE
JULY 17-19, 1997
HOLIDAY INN, WACO, TEXAS

Program

THURSDAY, JULY 17
5:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 Welcome and Introductions
7:10 Background information on the Bukovina Society,
the Texas German Society, and the Central Texas Genealogical Society
7:30 Keynote address
Irmgard Hein Ellingson, Ossian, Iowa
Charter member/director, Bukovina Society
8:00 German and Austrian History
Karl Micklitz, Brookshire, Texas
President, Texas German Society
Director, German-Texan Heritage Society
FRIDAY, JULY 18
8:30 a.m. Registration, continued
9:00 Genealogy for the Beginner
Shirley Woodlock, Waco, Texas
President, Central Texas Geneal. Society
10:00 Tracing Your Roots to Germany and Austria
Christa Prewitt, Elgin, Texas
Genealogy ed., GTHS, The Journal
Flora von Roeder, Houston, Texas
Editor, Texas German Soc. Reporter
11:00 German Lesson I
Dr. Frauke Harvey, Waco, Texas
Professor and Director of German, Russian and
Japanese, Baylor University
12:00 noon Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m. Oral History: Methods and Demonstrations
Dr. Rebecca Sharpless, Waco, Texas
Director, Institute for Oral History
Baylor University
2:30 Using Computers in Genealogical Work
Steve Parke, Pueblo, Colorado
International Director, The Bukovina Society
3:30 Rigors of Immigration
Patsy Hand, Victoria, Texas
Vice-Pres., German-Texan Heritage Society
4:30 Early German Customs and Traditions in Texas
Theresa Gold, San Antonio, Texas
Director, German-Texan Heritage Society
5:30 Dinner on your own
7:30 Preparing and Publishing a Family History
(Panel discussion)
Paul Massier, moderator, Arcadia, California
International Director, The Bukovina Society
Flora von Roeder, Houston, Texas
Editor, Texas German Soc. Reporter
Irene Schulze, Valley Mills, Texas
Publisher of the Gohlke Family History
Velma Wiethorn, McGregor, Texas
Publisher of four family histories.
8:30 Happy hour with cash bar and music
SATURDAY, JULY 19
8:30 a.m. Registration, continued
9:00 The German Influence in the Shaping of American Society
Dr. Sophie Welisch Congers, New York
Director, The Bukovina Society
10:00 Video Tour of Bukovina
Oren Windholz, Hays, Kansas
President, The Bukovina Society
11:00 The German Baptists in Bukovina and Galicia
Paul Massier, Arcadia, California
International Director, The Bukovina Society
12:00 noon Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m. Bus tours to points of interest in and around Waco and combination bus/walking tour of the Baylor University campus
6:30 Banquet and Dance at Crawford Community Center
Music by Alpen Musikanten

For additional information: Van Massirer, 124 Canaan Church Rd., Crawford, TX 76638. Telephone (817) 486-2366 between 7 and 10 p.m. CST or Mary_Massirer@baylor.edu

Updated May 18, 1997

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