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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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DL spotlight: A Grammar

Free Online Source Spotlight: A Grammar of Czech/Bohemian

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: Nebraska

Free Online Source Spotlight: A History of Czechs in Nebraska

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: pocket dictionary

Free Online Source Spotlight: A Czech Pocket Dictionary

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: Benischek

Digital Library Spotlight: Biography of John Benischek

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: Dvorský

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,…
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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.
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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...
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