The FRGS January 2017 monthly meeting featured an informative and enlightening presentation by Joe Rudzinski on the unique challenges involved in searching for your Eastern European ancestors. Mr. Rudzinski talked about the diverse languages a researcher deals with, the many different name spellings one encounters, and the often-drastic name changes that occurred when Eastern Europeans immigrated to America. He presented tips on the most productive websites and other resources to use in searching for Eastern European ancestors. He concluded with a discussion of the increasingly important role that social media, particularly Facebook, is playing in successful family history researching. Details on Mr. Rudzinski’s presentation will be included in the meeting minutes emailed to FRGS members.