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Armenian Genealogy Conference Announces Preliminary Agenda

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YEREVAN, Armenia The Armenian Genealogy Conference has announced the preliminary agenda for its fifth conference to be held, for the first time, in Armenia on September 23-25. The conference is cosponsored by the Hamazkayin Cultural Association and the American University of Armenia (AUA). 

Recently added to the list of speakers at the conference is Dr. Tigran Matosyan, holder of a Kandidatskaya degree in History from the Armenian National Academy of Sciences for his comparative study of the Armenian Genocide and Holocaust. He has been teaching at AUA since 2015. Dr. Matosyan’s current research interests are in the realm of social and cultural phenomena in the history of Armenia. His presentation will lay out the patterns of Armenian children’s names given by their parents in the city of Van at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.

The preliminary conference agenda includes a Friday welcome reception, along with presentations and multiple workshops on individual research questions throughout the weekend. 

Other presenters include Dr. Haroutune Armenian on “The Armenian parish microfilm collection of the Latter-Day Saints Family History Library;” Dr. Rafael Abrahamyan on “The genealogy of Artsakh: Sources, methodology and the history of its study;” Dr. Sonya Mirzoyan on “The Armenian National Archives as a resource for genealogical research;” George Aghjayan on “Ottoman population registers and their usage and value in Armenian genealogical research” and “DNA testing as an important resource in Armenian genealogical research;” Dr. Hayk Hakobyan on “The role of lithographs and memoirs in the field of Armenian genealogical studies;” Dr. Panov Dmitri Arkadievich on “Survey of Armenian genealogical research sources available in Russian archives;” and Andranik Nahapetyan on “Genealogy and origins of Simon Vratsian and resources available for researching Nor Nakhichevan (Crimean) Armenian genealogies.”

More information and a detailed agenda is available on the conference website, where individuals can also register to attend. 

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values. 

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