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Marie Dallas

Marie Dallas

Conference Consultant, Marie Dallas

Marie Dallas was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up listening to her Polish grandmother’s stories about her early childhood in Poland.  She has been researching her Polish ancestry for 20 years and is currently raising three daughters with her husband.

Since 1998, Marie has been the webmaster and country coordinator for the PolandGenWeb project, which provides information on how to research Polish ancestry.  She is the administrator for 24 genealogy mailing lists, including Poland-Roots, and 110 genealogy message boards at RootsWeb.

Marie will be available for consultations on Monday during the UPGS conference.

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.

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Donna Pointkouski

Donna Pointkouski 

Conference Consultant, Donna Pointkouski

Donna Pointkouski has been researching her family history since 1989 with a focus on Bavaria in Germany and several areas in Poland including the Mazowsze and Wielkopolski provinces.  She also taught a non-credit genealogy course at a university in Philadelphia with her friend, Marie Dallas, who is the province coordinator of PolandGenWeb.  Donna hosts two province pages on PolandGenWeb, Łódz and Śląskie.

Donna has a Master of Arts in English from Arcadia University and has written for several publications including Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle.  You can read more about her genealogical pursuits on her blog, What’s Past is Prologue (http://pastprologue.wordpress.com).  She has been a member of the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) since 1989 and recently joined the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE).

Donna will be available for consultations on Monday during the UPGS conference.

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.

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