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Mapping an Empire
Friday, November 10
Mapping an Empire  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Maritime Institute of Technology, Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Presented by Michelle Tucker Chubenko, AG
What are 18th and 19th cadastral maps? Learn how to locate collections in archives, and how to interpret the maps for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Discover tools to compare cadastral maps with current maps using various digital resources and to document where your ancestor’s house was located.
Registration is open
Register for this event on the MAGS Store page on this website. You can also mail payment noting “2023 Fall Conference” on the check to: Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, ATTN: Cheyenne Cashin, 20650 Hope Spring Terrace, Unit 403 Ashburn, VA 20147-2950, email:

MAGS Fall Meeting
Saturday, November 11
MAGS Fall Meeting  (Conference)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maritime Institute of Technology, Linthicum Heights, Maryland and virtual via Zoom
Eastern European Genealogy
Michelle Tucker Chubenko, CG
Please join us in person at the Maritime Institute for our fall conference. It will be a hybrid event; you are welcome to attend in person or join us via Zoom. For those attending remotely, a link to join the event will be emailed to you a few days before the date.
Morning sessions:
Discover Your Immigrant Origins”
Do you ever wonder about your immigrant ancestors and where they came from? Are you curious about their journey to a new land and the challenges they faced along the way? In this presentation, we will explore the many resources and techniques available for discovering your 19th-20th immigrant origins. We will cover topics such as passenger lists, naturalization records, and ethnic newspapers, as well as tips for finding information in archives and libraries around the world. Eastern Europe Adaptation: This presentation focuses immigration from the historical areas of the Austrian Empire, Kingdom of Hungary, and Imperial Russia.
Fall 2023: What’s New in Eastern European Genealogy”
The landscape of genealogical research in Eastern Europe is rapidly changing every day. Learn about the latest developments in which technology is making genealogical material more accessible for research in the historical areas of the Kingdom of Prussia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Imperial Russia. Uncover your family history using the records from the current digitization efforts of archival collections and new databases which can offer endless opportunities for discovering one's roots in the region.
Afternoon sessions:
(Re)Building Your Eastern European Ancestral Village”
Are you interested in reconnecting with your Eastern European heritage and learning more about your ancestral village? Explore the process of building a historical snapshot through published materials such as gazetteers, schematisms, directories and maps, to build the historical image of your ancestral town/village. The presentation will include examples for locations across Eastern Europe which will demonstrate how to use statistical data and visual details to give you a better understanding of the place your ancestors called home.
“Perfect Together: Facebook and Eastern European Genealogy" Facebook has revolutionized the way we connect with others and has become a powerful tool for genealogy research, especially in Eastern Europe. From topical Facebook groups and pages dedicated to Eastern European genealogy to strategies for connecting with distant relatives and finding new sources of information, we will discuss the importance of networking and collaboration within these genealogy communities and how Facebook can be used to connect you with others around the world who share your research interests.
Registration is open
See the MAGS Store to register for this event.
About the Maritime Institute of Technology
The Maritime Institute has an excellent dining facility. It is a buffet that includes hot entrees, salad bar, hamburgers, hot dogs, fancy sandwiches, fruit, and desserts. For those people attending the MAGS conference in person on Saturday, morning and afternoon snacks and drinks, as well as lunch, is included in the price. For those attending the Friday afternoon workshop, you may purchase a lunch ticket for $20 at the hotel front desk. Make sure you arrive early enough to enjoy your lunch before the workshop.
The facility also offers overnight accommodation. For those people who wish to stay overnight, you can reserve a room (single or double) at the hotel. The overnight package includes both an all you can eat breakfast and dinner buffet. Guests can call the hotel front desk and ask for the name of our booking (Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society) to get that rate. 
The phone number is 410-859-5700.
Overnight rates:  single - $165,  double - $210
There are also several other hotels close by the Maritime Institute. Look for hotels near BWI airport, specifically on West Nursery Road.