Here’s what has gone on and what is going on with CGSI.

Ready, Set, Write! CGSI Sponsored Online Writing Workshop

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Is writing a family history based on many years of your genealogy research one of your “I’ll get to it someday” goals? Are you looking for more than just the standard genealogy report . . . do you want something that you can publish and share with family? Are you interested in crafting ancestor profiles and allowing their stories to “pop” off the page?

Spring 2017 Program

Our Spring 2017 Program will be held Saturday afternoon, May 13. Further details will be posted soon.

Beginner's Czech Language and Culture


Beginner’s Czech Language and Culture

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Vítáme Vás! (We welcome You!) In this online class, students will learn to read, write, and speak in Czech. Join us for our debut session of Beginner’s Czech Language & Culture class hosted by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International and Anna Cooková Czech Communications!

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Past Conference and Symposium Syllabi now Available in CGSI’s Member Only Area!

19 Past Conference and Symposium syllabi now available.

Maybe you missed a conference, lost the valuable syllabus, or perhaps you were not even born yet when CGSI held its first outstanding Genealogical and Cultural conference in 1991.

Entire Library of Digital Nase Rodina Issues Now Available to CGSI Members

Nase rodina (Our Family), published quarterly by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI), is now available in digital format!

How to download digital copies of the Nase rodina

Members can view or download the latest and past issues of Nase rodina from our website in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. All of the past issues of Nase rodina and Rocenka (was discontinued after 2006) have been put in the member’s only area of the website and are available to download and read on your computer or electronic device!

List of CGSI Conference Presentations 1990-2015

Titles of presentations and the speakers for the CGSI Conferences held between 1990 and 2015.

Cleveland's Czech-American community Oral History Project

The objective of this project is to preserve, for the benefit of future generations,
historical testimonies offered by members and friends of Cleveland’s Czech-American

Of particular interest are testimonies involving:

  • The Sokol movement in Cleveland
  • Recollection of growing up in the various Czech neighborhoods
  • Czech-American organizational life
  • The immigrant experience (challenges faced by newly-arrived Czechs, etc)
  • The European experience (the life that was left behind, WWII, etc)

Nominate a candidate to be interviewed


CGSI table at the Oct. 2013 Family History Fair at the Minneapolis Central Library.

CGSI Quarterly Program - August 2013

Czech Records Research: Online and Otherwise by Dr. Lenka Matusikova
This session began with an overview of the Czech archive system, including the National Archives Regional Archives, District Archives and Private archives.