OXFORD — The Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9, on Zoom. Following a brief business meeting, Paul Hadzima will present “Central and Eastern Europe—How Shifting Boundaries Have Affected the Search for Your Ancestors.” Central/Eastern Europe has seen an ever-changing set of borders, with countries growing larger and smaller, disappearing, then reappearing, often with a change in names.
It is important to know the situation in an ancestor’s homeland at the time they left for America.
Mr. Hadzima is a graduate of Wesleyan University and a retired history teacher.
He has spent the past 25 years researching his family, especially in Eastern Europe, where he has visited more than a dozen times.
He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International.
There is no charge for the meeting.
Members will receive email invitations to the Zoom meeting.
Non-members can request an invitation by emailing the full name, address, telephone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 7.
Space is limited.
Those seeking additional information may call Dick Kreitner at 203-881-8181.