Saturday, October 4, 2014

Genealogical conference 2014

Today there was a genealogical conference organized by FamilySearch which took place in Moravian Land Archives in Brno. There were 15 short talks about FamilySearch and its work, resources in Moravian Land Archives which could be used by genealogist, and information about future digitising was provided too. We also took a tour around the archives - even the depositories which are usually not accessible by public. Here are some photos from this event.

New study room of the Moravian Land Archives

Corridors are really long here...

 Map depository - one of the maps stored there. The system of storage is really interesting.

 Map depository - Müller's mapping of Moravia from 1790.

 Map depository.

 Seigniorial documents are stored here.

 Hundreds of books.

 And this is how FamilySearch people work here - scanning census from Havlíčkův Brod district from 1890.

There were about 100 people present in the lecture hall.

And the lectures were given by people directly from the archives.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so fascinating! Do you know if there will be a similar conference at the Plzen or Litomerice Archives? How would I find out about any similar future conferences in the Czech Republic? Thank you!