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

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


CGSI table at the Oct. 2013 Family History Fair at the Minneapolis Central Library.

CGSI Quarterly Program - August 2013

Czech Records Research: Online and Otherwise by Dr. Lenka Matusikova
This session began with an overview of the Czech archive system, including the National Archives Regional Archives, District Archives and Private archives.

CGSI to introduce Student Membership

To qualify for student membership you must be between the ages of 16 and 25 and a full time student attending school for a minimum of 5 months per year.

CGSI Quarterly Program - June 2013

A CGSI Quarterly program was held June 2013 at the MGS Auditorium in So. St. Paul, MN.