Eastern Europe SIG

The Eastern European Special Interest Group for NHG members encompasses Czech, Slovakia, The Balkans, Hungary, Poland, Galicia, Ukraine, as well as Italy, Russia, and BohemiaThe contact of this SIG is Dan Terrick (EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org). Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 06:00 PM at Northland Library board room (1st floor). Meeting times and dates are subject to change.  Please check our website Events calendar or Meetup.com (http://www.meetup.com/North-Hills-Genealogists/) for additional details to confirm dates and times of  upcoming meetings. Joining Meetup.com and subscribing to North Hills Genealogists will allow you to receive automated weekly updates on all of our NHG activities.
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These resources are utilized by members of the Eastern European Special Interest Group to research their ancestry. Many of the Facebook groups allow you to learn about the region and its history.
 
If you need assistance in finding particular records, please email  EasternEuropeSIG@NorthHillsGenealogists.org and a member will get back to you with suggestions on where to conduct research.
 
Czechoslovak Genealogy Society International https://cgsi.org/    - an excellent organization for those researching their Czech or Slovak heritage.
 
Arcanum  https://www.arcanum.com/en/   - Hungary's largest and continuously expanding digital periodical database.
 
 
Polish Genealogy Society of Connecticut and Northeast   https://pgsctne.org/ 
 
Many ancestry and genealogy groups have pages on Facebook. Here is a short list which we recommend.
If you do not see one that matches your interests, you may want to search on Facebook to see if such a group exists.
 
Hungarian-American Genealogical Society  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HAGSoc/   
 
 
 
Czech Bohemia Ancestry/Genealogy    https://www.facebook.com/groups/172137532881368  
 
You may also want to search for the town(s) on Facebook where your ancestors lived. These sites are similar to our local Shaler, Allison Park, Ross, etc. Facebook groups that are dedicated to their towns and local information. They may, however, give you insight into the area where your ancestors lived.
 
In addition, these websites offer access to many diverse records:
Ancestry, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe, and FamilySearch.