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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

Litomyšl
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.
Oct
31

ASI presents "Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War" (exhibit)

American Swedish Institute presents this exhibition about the transport of 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and other countries between 1938 and 1940.
Nov
06

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!
Nov
07

Sokol Detroit Czech & Slovak Dinner Party (entertainment)

Sokol Detroit's Czech & Slovak Dinner Party at the Sokol Cultural Center is back this year. Join us for an afternoon of fun!
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