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

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.

CGSI held its 25th Anniversary - March 2013

CGSI 25th Anniversary celebration and Quarterly Program was held March 2013.

25 Years of Pictures

The following pictures show activities of the first 25 years of CGSI.


The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ginger Simek at the Quarterly Program held October 2012.

CGSI Quarterly Program - October 2012

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

CGSI has recently partnered with PayPal

CGSI has recently partnered with PayPal to offer another option for CGSI purchases. Note that you can still also purchase a membership or a sales item(s) using a Visa, Master Card, or American Express credit card.