Waco Bukovinafest 1997

German Genealogy and Heritage Conference

July 17-19, 1997
Holdiday Inn, Waco, Texas


5:30 p.m.Registration
7:00Welcome and Introductions
7:10Background information on the Bukovina Society,
the Texas German Society, and the Central Texas Genealogical Society
7:30Keynote address
Irmgard Hein Ellingson, Ossian, Iowa
Charter member/director, Bukovina Society
8:00German and Austrian History
Karl Micklitz, Brookshire, Texas
President, Texas German Society
Director, German-Texan Heritage Society
8:30 a.m.Registration, continued
9:00Genealogy 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
11:00German Lesson I
Dr. Frauke Harvey, Waco, Texas
Professor and Director of German, Russian and
Japanese, Baylor University
12:00 noonLunch 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
3:30Rigors of Immigration
Patsy Hand, Victoria, Texas
Vice-Pres., German-Texan Heritage Society
4:30Early German Customs and Traditions in Texas
Theresa Gold, San Antonio, Texas
Director, German-Texan Heritage Society
5:30Dinner on your own
7:30Preparing 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.
8:30Happy hour with cash bar and music
8:30 a.m.Registration, continued
9:00Video Tour of Bukovina
Oren Windholz, Hays, Kansas
President, The Bukovina Society
10:00The German Influence in the Shaping of American Society
Dr. Sophie Welisch Congers, New York
Director, The Bukovina Society
11:00The German Baptists in Bukovina and Galicia
Paul Massier, Arcadia, California
International Director, The Bukovina Society
12:00 noonLunch 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
6:30Banquet and Dance at Crawford Community Center
Music by Alpen Musikanten