Back to the Homeland Conference - Sept 2005

CGSI held its bi-annual conference in Bratislava, Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic September 20-25, 2005.


125 people traveled to Bratislava and Prague for this Conference. See the Czech Radio article to read about attendees that were interviewed at the conference.

                                    Gala Closing at Nalahozeves Zamek (Castle)

Genealogical Sessions in Bratilsava

  • Slovak National Archives
  • Vienna War Archives
  • The Slovak Identity
  • Family Forms in Slovakia

Genealogical Sessions in Prague

  • Presentation on the Czech National Archives
  • Tour of the Czech National Archives
  • Information session with Regional Archives Representatives
  • Individual research jaunts with archivists into the 1651 Religious Census
  • Tour of the Stahov Monastery Library
  • Recognizing Professional vs Amateur Research
  • Folk Art Overview
  • Census Registers and Land Records
  • Fistfights in the Austrain Parliament
  • Land Books: Illustrating Everyday Life for Czechs
  • 1918 Creation of Czechoslovakia
  • Moravian Land Registers
  • The Habsburg Monarchy: the Czech/German Cultural Struggle
  • Emigration from Northern Moravia
  • Czech & Slovak Family Name Sources