Vítáme Vás! (We welcome you!)

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.

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The 2021 CGSI Genealogical & Cultural Conference will be held virtually from October 11-16, 2021 with the theme of "Celebrating Connections".

The conference is organized with three levels of participation to give you access to our speakers’ expertise, the opportunity to connect electronically with other participants, enjoy special programming the week of the conference, and the ability to take up to six months to watch the 50 presentations.

Be a part of this unique experience. Register 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.
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.

OGS Fall Retreat "Rustic Pathways" Conference (conference)

Ohio Genealogical Society presents its Fall Retreat "Rustic Pathways" Conference at Salt Fork State Park Lodge near Cambridge, Ohio. Come join us in this unique rustic conference center at peak fall color season!

26th Annual Kolache Fest (festival)

26th Annual Kolache Fest in Halletsville (Texas) is The Best Time in Texas! Come join us.

FVGS 2021 Fall Conference "PATH to AMERICA: Immigration Records & Roadshow" (online event)

Fox Valley Genealogical Society (FVGS) of Naperville, Illinois invites you to our 2021 Fall Conference "PATH to AMERICA: Immigration Records & Roadshow" featuring Rich Venezia.
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