Happy New Year!
Join us for the next meeting of the Fairbanks Genealogical Society, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6-8pm, at the Blanchard Family Funeral Home, Fairbanks, AK. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Our guest speaker will be long time Fairbanks resident Leslye Korvola. She will speak about her experiences which led to her writing a book.
“Beyond the Trans-Siberian” by L Arlene Hink (pen name).
About the book:
Curious about how ordinary people in the Soviet Union lived, L. Arlene Hink and her husband went on a fifty-two day trip in 1968. Traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railroad across Russia and continuing into European Russia and the Ukraine made them want to learn more about the people. Enjoying the cultural differences and their experiences with the many people encountered along the way, they provide insights into life in Northern Siberia from their experiences of living and working with these people.
Through their experiences, they learn that respecting different perspectives is key to understanding human beings, not only between countries, but in one’s own family. Hink teaches that each of us has the opportunity to reach out to others, in our families and communities, to build trust rather than fear.
Join Hink as she takes you through her travels, her husband’s notes, and both their experiences with people in Russia over a span of fifty years.