The CGSI Blog shares stories and photos on various topics related to heritage, culture, and family history. Blog posts are from a variety of contributors.


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Fictional Jaroslav ze Šternberka

Jaroslav ze Šternberka... did not exist

January 6, 2021
O! Jaroslav, like an eagle flying,
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Mishak, OK

Czech Ghost Town: Mishak, Oklahoma

January 3, 2021
I was on a quest to find the Czech village of origin for one of my ancestors (…
our past helps us to find the way forward

Czech Genealogy in the time of Covid

January 2, 2021
Here is an excerpt from a message from Rev. Jan Duš, a respected genealogist and beloved friend of CGSI. He is someone who you might contact for…
Tags: member story
Resolutions with CGSI logo

CGSI Blog Goals for 2021

January 1, 2021
I love the freshness of a brand new year. The hope, the promise, the possibilities that lie ahead waiting to be seized. In case you were not aware, CGSI has long had the following mission statement…
Tags: goals, meta-blog
Close up of Prague Orlov clock

Accessing the CGSI Digital Library

December 13, 2020
Learn how to access the CGSI Digital Library to view presentation recordings, journals, family histories, and more.
DL spotlight: Family Nibbles

Digital Library Spotlight: Family Nibbles Volume 1 & 2

December 13, 2020
The CGSI Digital Library is a place where CGSI members can access thousands of books, published genealogies, webinars, finding aids, videos, maps,…
DL spotlight: My Czech Cousins

Digital Library Spotlight: My Czech Cousins

December 13, 2020
The CGSI Digital Library is a place where CGSI members can access thousands of books, published genealogies, webinars, finding aids, videos, maps,…
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