From 6 to 9 October in Italy in the city of Messina, Sicily, the next XII colloquium was held, organized by the International Academy of Genealogy (IAG) under the patronage of the regional authorities of Sicily, the administration of Messina and the local university and in cooperation with the Italian Heraldic-Genealogical Institute, the Federation of Italian genealogical associations, International Federation of Schools for Family History, Teatro Vittorio Emanuel II of Messina (scientific meetings were held in its premises).
The topic of the colloquium is “Pandemics, wars, catastrophes in genealogy and family history” / XII International Colloquium of Genealogy, Pandémies, guerres et catastrophes en généalogie et dans l’histoire des familles.
The main organizer of the colloquium was the President of the International Scientific Confederation of Genealogy and Heraldry, Pier Felice delli Uberti, who opened its work on the morning of October 6. Bishop of Messina Cesare Di Pietro, President of IAG Michel Teilhard d’Airy, head of the Vittorio Emanuel II Theater Orazio Miloro, representatives of government agencies addressed the forum participants with greetings.
The Russian delegation consisted of I. V. Sakharov (St. Petersburg), O. Yu. Kulakovskaya (Petrozavodsk).
PetrSU employee – Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of IIPSN PetrSU O. Yu. Kulakovskaya, Head of the Center for Genealogy and Family History of PetrSU, President of the Genealogical Society of Karelia, Member of the Council of the Russian Genealogical Federation (Moscow), Corresponding Member. International Academy of Genealogy (Paris). She presented a report on the topic: “The Russian revolution of 1917 and the civil war of 1918-1922 and their tragic consequences for genealogy” / Olga Kulakovskaya, Ru. Russian revolution of 1917 and civil war of 1918-1922 and their tragic consequences for genealogy.
For three days of work, 33 scientific reports were heard (some online).