Here’s what has gone on and what is going on with CGSI.

Fall Czech and Slovak Classes

Beginner Czech and Slovak classes will be again offered starting September 13th. Classes are online.
Click here for details (Aug 2018)

Family Histories -- Moving from Library to Website

Over 200 Family Histories have been donated to our library. We are moving them to the Education and Webinar tab on this website. 46 published so far—more to come. Do you have one to contribute? Contact

2018 CGSI Symposium September 29, 2018

The 2018 Czechoslovak Genealogical Society (CGSI) Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

It will be held at the Minnesota Genealogy Center in Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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Call for Papers – 2019 Lincoln Conference

Theme: Pioneers on the Prairie

The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) will hold its 17th Genealogical and Cultural Conference at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE, Wednesday October 15 – Saturday October 19, 2019.

CGSI Pittsburgh Conference a Great Success!

2017 CGSI Genealogical & Cultural Conference

Thank you for joining us in Pittsburgh at our 16th CGSI Genealogical and Cultural Conference held this past October. It was a great success!

Past Conference and Symposium Syllabi now Available in CGSI’s Member Only Area!

19 Past Conference and Symposium syllabi now available.

Maybe you missed a conference, lost the valuable syllabus, or perhaps you were not even born yet when CGSI held its first outstanding Genealogical and Cultural conference in 1991.

Entire Library of Digital Nase Rodina Issues Now Available to CGSI Members

Nase rodina (Our Family), published quarterly by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI), is now available in digital format!

How to download digital copies of the Nase rodina

Members can view or download the latest and past issues of Nase rodina from our website in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. All of the past issues of Nase rodina and Rocenka (was discontinued after 2006) have been put in the member’s only area of the website and are available to download and read on your computer or electronic device!

List of CGSI Conference Presentations 1990-2015

Titles of presentations and the speakers for the CGSI Conferences held between 1990 and 2015.

Cleveland's Czech-American community Oral History Project

The objective of this project is to preserve, for the benefit of future generations,
historical testimonies offered by members and friends of Cleveland’s Czech-American

Of particular interest are testimonies involving:

  • The Sokol movement in Cleveland
  • Recollection of growing up in the various Czech neighborhoods
  • Czech-American organizational life
  • The immigrant experience (challenges faced by newly-arrived Czechs, etc)
  • The European experience (the life that was left behind, WWII, etc)

Nominate a candidate to be interviewed