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Research and connect with families from the Czech and Slovak ancestral lands.

CGSI focuses on the areas of present-day Czech Republic and Slovakia. This includes Czech (Bohemian), German-Bohemian (Böhmisch), Hungarian, Jewish, Moravian, Rusyn (Ruthenian), Silesian, and Slovak ancestry.

CGSI has over 2,000 members residing in the United States, Canada, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and other countries, providing a vast networking opportunity to learn and share information, and connect with fellow members.

Recordings of the 2021 CGSI Genealogical & Cultural Conference presentations now available for viewing.

Fifty two presentations prepared for the 2021 CGSI Conference were recorded and are now available to watch through April 18, 2022. This collection, many of which include a moderated Q & A session with the speaker, is available to purchase today.

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What Members Say

The CGSI Conference is like no other! A feeling like no other, being among so many people with the same roots.
Stephanie L., New London, Ohio, USA

News & Events

MGC returned to normal operating hours as of September 1. All patrons are required to wear a mask in the MGC effective October 18.
Please join CGSI at 10 AM CDT on Saturday, August 28, 2021 for "A Guide to Czech and Slovak Heritage Resources at the Midwest Genealogy…
Enjoy this podcast with Kevin Hurbanis, CGSI President, interviewed by Michal Razus, about his Slovak roots, journey of family re-connection, and CGSI's activities, seminars, conferences, and Slovak & Czech heritage.

VHLF & BBLA present "Havel Conversations Online: The Seduction of Fanaticism" (online panel discussion)

Online panel discussion, "The Seduction of Fanaticism," is centered on a lecture by Elie Wiesel, an American writer, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, given in Prague in 1996, at the invitation of president Vaclav Havel in Prague…

Global Slovakia "Advent in Slovakia" (webinar)

Join Global Slovakia, and our special guest Lenka, to explore the spirit of the season, its mesmerizing customs, and delicious food! This event consists of a webinar and a live virtual baking class.

Sokol San Francisco presents "Czech Christmas Cookie Baking" (webinar)

We invite you to spend an hour and a half with us and learn how to prepare vanilkove rohlicky, islske dorticky, and linecke cukrovi. Please join us in this virtual baking demonstration via Zoom.