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How did house numbers work in the Czech lands?

January 19, 2021
An excellent resource for those just getting started in Czech genealogy is the Czech Genealogy for Beginners blog.…

"Did Catholics write their genealogies on the insides of their family bibles?"

January 18, 2021
I have personally wondered this, and posed this same question to many different people both in the United States and abroad.  It seems that the answer is, "Not traditionally, no. This is more of a…

Ano, I could have won half a million!

January 16, 2021
Any Who Wants to Be a Millionare? fans out there? J.D. Barton was thrown a basic question about the Czech word for "yes", and rather than go for the 500,000, instead he played it safe. Read more…
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Slovak architect to speak at Jan. 30 webinar

January 15, 2021
Slovakia and the United States are separated by thousands of miles.  Slovak architect Lenka Petráková is hoping to make the waters that have historically connected us – the world’s oceans – a cleaner…
Tags: Slovak, Czech

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library: January Exhibits

January 14, 2021
Czech spice container in the immigrant home, which you can tour as part of the permanent exchibit.  
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Saint Vitus Saints

January 13, 2021
If you've been to Prague, most likely you've been to St. Vitus Cathedral (I mean, it's rated #1 of 1,220 things to do in Prague on…
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Looking for Hospodář Issues

January 12, 2021
CGSI is in the process of digitizing as many issues of the magazine Hospodář as we can find. If you have issues, especially the oldest ones starting in the late 1800's, we need your help!
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RootsTech Connect 2021

January 10, 2021
Discover Your Story at RootsTech Connect! Join the world’s largest family celebration for free to unlock your family’s history and learn how to preserve the stories of your life.
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Matriky Doodles: Vendolí, 1630

January 9, 2021
I love the Czech and Slovak parish registers. Sometimes, you find unexpected treasure in them. In this series, we will highlight the doodles found in the matriky records.  Today's art comes from…
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