5th International Colloquium of Genealogy - Iaşi (Romania)

« Genealogy, a family history beyond frontiers »

Iasi (Romania), from 9th to 13th may 2007.

The first four Conferences of the International Academy of Genealogy ontdéterminé their themes or relative to the history of amphytrions (I Symposium, Moscow, November 29-December 4, 1999: Russia and other countries. Genealogical links) or relative to phenomena related to the planetary history (second Symposium, San Marino, 4-8 June 2001: Emigration and immigration, genealogical approach - Fourth Symposium, Paris, 10-14 October 2005: Genealogy and New World) or, finally, with respect to interests of participants (Third Symposium, The Hague / Den Haag, 11-14 November 2003: Sharing the Thrills and the Skills).

For this fifth conference, we tried to establish the theme of generai unemanière that can meet the need for comprehensive genealogy, and the interests of participants. The particular geographical position of Romania, between the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Europe, has always facilitated the development of family life across borders, either through marriage or even the location of families beyond the old boundaries: from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, families, Bulgarian, Serbian, Albanian, Byzantine (and Greek) have found their refuge in Romanian land, for against the tribulations of history of recent times are the cause a wave of Romanian settlement in Western Europe, the New World, Australia. Family history becomes a part of global history.

The Organizing Committee of the Fifth International Symposium Genealogy propose, therefore, participants to address particular issues such as: genealogical relations between the Romanians and the nations with which they close down the centuries: Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Hungarians, Austrians, Serbs, Bulgarians, Romanians genealogical relationships between nations and more distant (French, Italian, German, English, Greeks, etc.). foreign families established (since earlier times - such as the Byzantine families - up 'in modern times) in Romanian land and their descendants; Romanian families established in a foreign country (not only in Europe) and their offspring.

It goes without saying that the program remains open to any topic related to the overall theme, to illustrate, for example: family history, whose various branches were established in several countries or continents; noble organizations as a means of European integration, etc.

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