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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.

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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

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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.

YSU "Jewish Life in Prague After the Holocaust: From Communism to Westernization" (webinar)

Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies, Youngstown State University (YSU) presents Dr. Jacob Ari Labendz speaking about “Jewish Life in Prague After the Holocaust: From Communism to Westernization”. 

Czech Center New York presents "Concert for Dvořák's 180th birthday anniversary" (on-demand content)

Online concert of Antonín Dvořák's Poetic Tone Pictures in celebration of composer's 180th birthday (1841-1904) performed by pianist Margarita Rovenskaya.

CGSI Czech & Slovak Research Discussion Group (online event)

The next CGSI Czech & Slovak Research Discussion Group meets (virtually) online to share resources and discoveries. Moderated by CGSI Education Chair Iveta Blahútová. Please join us!
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