Apparently the conference organizers never expected so much interest in a genealogy conference! The Armenian Genealogy Conference will be held April 9-10 in Watertown, Massachusetts. (See my earlier article about the conference at http://goo.gl/sVSzGB.) The conference grew out of the Armenian Genealogy group (Հայկական Ծագումաբանութիւն Haygagan Dzakumnapanutyun) on Facebook. Within days of announcing the conference, the organizers were forced to close registration due to the large number of registrants and the size of the hall originally reserved for the event.
The conference has now been moved to the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) at 47 Nichols Ave, Watertown, Massachusetts, to accommodate a larger crowd. The conference is co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Project Save Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc., Houshamadyan, the Armenian Museum of America (AMA), Hamazkayin Boston, and the Tekeyan Cultural Association. During the weekend, participants—both beginners and advanced—will learn how to carry out genealogical research specific to Armenians, and will take part in workshops, during which experienced volunteers will help answer questions, teach how to get started, and how to go beyond existing research.
The (optional) conference dinner will be held at Papken Suni Agoump in Watertown. A big spread of traditional Armenian foods, including Shish Kebab (Lamb Chicken and Beef) Pilaf, Hummus, etc. will be served. There will also be a live band playing traditional Armenian Music.
This sounds like a great conference!
Registration is now open again at www.armeniangenealogyconference.com.