Conference Speaker: Sonja Hoeke-Nishimoto, AG
Sonja Hoeke-Nishimoto was born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1957.
She majored in German at Brigham Young University and, since 1982, she has been a professional Germanic and Slavic researcher. Sonja has been employed at the Family History Library (FHL) at Salt Lake City since 1984. She earned the designation of Accredited Genealogist (AG) in 1987 with a German specialty.
Sonja’s research interests include Germany, Switzerland, Poland, and the Netherlands. She has a special interest in the Eastern Provinces of the old German Empire, the area of her maternal ancestry. This area includes Silesia, known as Sląsk in Polish, and formerly known as Schlesien, Prussia.
In her many travels, Sonja has conducted research onsite in local parishes and archives in Poland and Germany.
Sonja has published many articles in the German Genealogical Digest and has written ten other publications:
- Berlin Civil Registration Jurisdictions. Printed 1992 FHL call 943.155/B1 E 44h, FHL Film 1573208, item 13. Listing of streets in Berlin and the civil registration district to which they belong.
- Berlin Evangelical Parish Jurisdictions. Printed 1991 FL Book call 943.155/B1 K24h, FHL Film 1183659, item 6. Listing of streets in Berlin and parishes to which they were assigned.
- Breslau Parish Jurisdictions 1869-1936. Printed 1991 FHL Book call 943.85/B2 K24h, FHL Film 1573154, item 9. Listing of streets in Breslau, now Wrocław, and parishes to which they were assigned.
- Elmore, Faribault county, MN. 1860, 1880, 1900, & 1920 Federal Census returns. Printed 1994. FHL Film 1750770, item 7. Complete census extractions for all Federal censuses for this town.
- Halle Parish Jurisdictions. Printed 1993. FHL Book call 943.18/H2 K2h, FHL Film 1573223, item 3. Listing of streets and parish listing to which they belong.
- Hamburg Passenger List Index 1872. Printed 1994 FHL Book call 943.515/H1 W39h 1872, FHL Film 1183696, items 3-6. Index of all names on direct and indirect index 1872.
- Leipzig Parish and Civil Registration Jurisdictions. Printed 1992. FHL Book call 943.21/L2 K24h, FHL Film 1573202, item 13. Listing of streets in Leipzig and the parish and civil jurisdictions to which they belong.
- Magdeburg Parish and Civil Registration Jurisdictions. Printed 1992. FHL Book call 943.16/M3 K24h, FHL Film 1183678, item 6. Listing of streets in Magdeburg and parish and civil jurisdictions to which they belong.
- Stettin Parish and Civil Registration Jurisdictions. Printed 1994. FHL Book call 943.81/S1 K24h, FHL Film 1183703, item 5. Listing of streets in Stettin, now Szczezin, Poland and the parish and civil registration districts to which they belong.
Zapisy Urodzen Parafii rzymsko-katolickiej Wisnicze w latach 1770-1800. Printed 1993. Extractions of birth records of Wisnicze, Poland from 1770-1800. FHL Book call 943.85/W2 D2h, FHL Film 1573223, item 1.
The United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference will be held Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 21, 2008 at the Best Western Salt Lake Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The tentative schedule has been posted. The final schedule will be posted when available. Registration is now open online and by mail.