User:Elliealiese

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Ellie Vance[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • BA Brigham Young University: Family History and Genealogy/Russian, 2015-2019
  • Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration: Advanced Russian Language Program, 2018
  • Higher School of Economics: Intermediate Russian Language Program, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2017

Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Russian/Slavic Research Specialist, FamilySearch Family History Library
  • Eastern European Genealogical Researcher, Legacy Tree Genealogists
  • Genealogical Intern, Международный Генеалогический Центр (International Genealogical Center), Moscow, Russia
  • Student Manager and Research Assistant to Jill Crandell, Nauvoo Project, BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy
  • Research Assistant to Roger P. Minert, German Immigrants in American Church Records, Brigham Young University

Credentials[edit | edit source]

Ellie is in the process of obtaining an AG from iCAPGen in Russian genealogical research.

Memberships[edit | edit source]

  • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
  • BYU Family History Club

Presenter at the Following Conferences and Seminars[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Presentations[edit | edit source]

  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG): Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2021: Mother Russia: Research in the Countries of the Former Russian Empire and USSR
    • Russian Handwritten Alphabet
    • Metrical Records: Russian Orthodox and Jewish Records
    • Revision Lists and the 1897 Census
    • Germans from Russia
    • Locating the Ancestral Home and Record Jurisdictions Using Maps & Gazetteers
  • Roots Tech Connect, Virtual Conference, February 2021
    • Finding Jewish Ancestors in the Former Russian Empire
  • Federation of Eastern European Family History Studies, Virtual Conference, August 2021
    • Germans from Russia Courses TBA

Past Presentations[edit | edit source]

  • Family Roots, Virtual Conference, October 2020
    • Finding the Ancestral Hometown
    • Introduction to German Genealogy Using Meyer's Gazetteer and FamilySearch
  • Family History Library Russian Paleography Seminar, April 2020
    • The Russian Alphabet
    • Key Words, Common Vocabulary and Abbreviations in Russian
    • Deciphering Polish, German, and Russian Names Written in Russian
    • Reading Russian Documents: Revision Lists
  • Roots Tech: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 February 2020
    • Germans from Russia: Locating Church Records
  • Germans from Russia Lecture Series: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2019 - May 2020
    • Germans from Russia: An Overview
    • Germans from Russia: Locating the Town with Websites and Gazetteers
    • Germans from Russia: Revision List Records
    • Germans from Russia: Online Resources for Volga Germans
    • Germans from Russia: Published Works and Indexes for Black Sea Germans
    • Germans from Russia: Locating Church Records
    • Germans from Russia: Contacting Archives
  • Family History Library Russian Paleography Seminar: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2019
    • The Russian Alphabet
    • Deciphering the Handwriting and Understanding the Grammar
    • Reading Russian Documents: Polish Paragraph Birth, Marriage, and Death Records Written in Russian
    • Reading Russian Documents: Russian Orthodox Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
  • Family Roots Conference: St. George, Utah, September 2019
    • Finding the Ancestral Hometown
    • Utilizing American Church Records in Your Research
    • Painting a Picture of your Ancestor's Life
    • Introduction to German Genealogy Using Meyer's Gazetteer and FamilySearch
  • BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference: Provo, Utah, August 2019
    • Finding the Ancestral Hometown
    • Utilizing American Church Records in Your Research
    • Painting a Picture of your Ancestor's Life
  • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia: Lincoln, Nebraska, July 2019
    • Locating the Town with Websites and Gazetteers
  • Phi Alpha Theta Conference: St. George Utah, April 2019

Classes and Lectures[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Germans from Russia Lecture Series:

FamilySearch Russian Paleography Seminar: Reading Russian Documents:

  • The Russian Alphabet
  • Deciphering the Handwriting and Understanding the Grammar
  • Key Words, Common Vocabulary, and Abbreviations
  • Reading Russian Documents: Polish Birth, Marriage, and Death Records Written in Russian
  • Reading Russian Documents: Russian Orthodox Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
  • Reading Russian Documents: Revision Lists
  • Deciphering German, Russian, and Polish Names Written in Russian.

Conference Classes

  • Introduction to German Genealogy Using Meyers Gazetteer and FamilySearch
  • Utilizing American Church Records in your Research
  • Painting a Picture of your Ancestor's Life
  • Finding the Ancestral Hometown
  • Russian Handwritten Alphabet
  • Russian Metrical Records
  • Revision Lists and the 1897 Census
  • Germans in Russia
  • Russia: Locating the Ancestral Home and Record Jurisdictions Using Maps and Gazetteers

Publications[edit | edit source]