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Digital Library Spotlight: A Family 'Histree' of the Ancestors and Descendants of František and Ján Dvorský

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,…
Display of Naše rodina covers

The Naše rodina & Ročenka Index

December 10, 2020
Feedback consistently shows that CGSI members consider the quarterly journal Naše rodina (Our Family) as one of the most valued benefits of membership. Published since 1989…
Portrait of all six Hurbanis brothers

An Original Cut and Paste

December 10, 2020
Early 20th-century photographic technology to unite brothers in a unique way.
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Czech Hiking Map sample

Village of Origin for Josef Kubeš

December 8, 2020
A village of origin post in which I don’t solve the guy’s village of origin is a little bit, well, lame. But the journey is really fun, and that’s what I want to write about today.
bowl of goulash


December 8, 2020
It's basically a comfort food - beef doused in a rich, hearty sauce. It's usually served with dumplings, or knedlíky...
bread shovel from the Podbrdské muzeum

Bread Shovels

December 8, 2020
These are lopaty sazení chleba, or "bread shovels" from the Podbrdské Muzeum. Our ancestors would have used these to take the large, round loaves out of the hot ovens without burning themselves.
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Contribute to the CGSI Blog

December 8, 2020
This blog aims to be a repository of posts from a variety of people on a wide range of topics having to do with the cultural heritage of the Czech and Slovak lands. We welcome your contributions, big…
Future home of the Slovak Museum of Emigration

A house of dreams: Plans unfold for an emigration museum in Slovakia

December 8, 2020
Dr. Martin Javor wants to build a world-class museum in the village of Ťahyňa to take his countrymen on a journey across time and space. 
Naše rodina 1990 cover

Thirty Years Ago: a peak on the shelf of Naše rodina

November 17, 2020
One of the primary benefits to being a member of CGSI is that it gives you access to 30+ years of Naše rodina articles in searchable PDF…
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