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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Matriky Doodle

Matriky Doodles: Vendolí, 1630

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…
Fictional Jaroslav ze Šternberka

Jaroslav ze Šternberka... did not exist

O! Jaroslav, like an eagle flying,
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Mishak, OK

Czech Ghost Town: Mishak, Oklahoma

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

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…
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CGSI Blog Goals for 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
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