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2021 CGSI Conference

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

A CGSI conference is a great place to learn, share, and connect with the genealogy, history, and culture of those from the Czech and Slovak ancestral lands of Central Europe. This new format allows you to connect with information, resources, and other attendees via presentations, networking opportunities, and online social events.

We have planned and organized the conference 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!

What can you expect when attending the 2021 CGSI Conference?

Genealogy, History & Culture

The CGSI Conference is the premiere event to learn about techniques for genealogical research in the areas now known as the Czech and Slovak Republics. Presentations throughout (and after!) the conference will explore the history and culture of the people who lived in the present-day Czech and Slovak Republics.

View the entire list of presentations and the variety of speakers.

Conference registration allows you access to workshops covering food, crafts, and language.

Networking & Entertainment

This year's conference will leverage a virtual format to connect attendees with each other, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. The week of the conference will feature various entertainment options, including a polka show, four special-interest movies, and a special documentary on kroje.

Registration Options

The 2021 CGSI Conference has three levels for attendees:

  • CGSI Live!: Access to all programming and activities the week of the conference.
  • On Demand: Recordings of presentations from the conference, with additional recordings of presentations never before released with six months of access time to view them all.
  • Combo: This package offers a discounted rate combining all the benefits of both the CGSI Live! and On Demand levels. The Combo package lets you participate during conference week and then gives you six months to view all the presentations at your leisure.
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Download the 2021 CGSI Conference Book

2021 CGSI Conference Booklet

  • Session Summaries and Speaker Bios
  • Workshop and Entertainment Options
  • Registration Information
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