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Fraternal Organizations

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This page contains item descriptions and links for digital resources to research Czech and Slovak fraternal organizations.

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General Resources

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Naše rodina (2006 June)

Article:

  • Fraternally Yours: Finding Clues about Your Ancestors in Fraternal Records by Lisa A. Alzo
CGSI Digital Library

Naše rodina (2009 December)

Issue Theme: Earliest Slovak and Czech Fraternals in the USA

 

Articles include:

  • Since 1854: America’s Fraternal Benefit Societies Start with the Czechs in St. Louis by Deborah Zeman
  • The Beginnings of Slovak Fraternal Societies in the U.S.A. by Michael J. Kopanic, Jr.
CGSI Digital Library

Sokol

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Naše rodina (1994 September)

Issue Theme: Fraternal Societies

Articles include:

  • Slovak Catholic Sokol
CGSI Digital Library

Naše rodina (2004 December)

Issue Theme: Sokol Halls and Organizations in the USA

Articles include:

  • Sokol Karel Havlíček Borovský Ennis, Texas, Sylvia Laznovsky
  • Slovak Catholic Sokol, Jennifer Romine
  • Wilber’s Sokol Auditorium, Beatrice Daily Sun
  • A Brief History of Sokol South Omaha, Vojmir Benak
CGSI Digital Library

Sokol’s Movement from Bohemia to the United States

Audio from 2003 presentation by Larry Laznovsky. CGSI Digital Library

CSA

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ZČBJ Fraternal Journal Many of the back issues of the member magazine. CGSI Digital Library

Naše rodina (1994 September)

Issue Theme: Fraternal Societies

Articles include:

  • CSA Fraternal Life - A Brief History, Joseph Martinek
CGSI Digital Library

Zapadni Ceska Bratrska Jednota (ZČBJ)

Resource Description Link
ZČBJ Fraternal Journal Many of the back issues of the member magazine. CGSI Digital Library

Západní Česko-Bratrská Jednota (ZCBJ) Death Index

This index shows information about deaths and life insurance claims filed as extracted from the ZCBJ/WFL magazine. CGSI Digital Library
Index of Obituaries Listing of 1,205 names of Minnesotans from issues of 1898 through 1939. CGSI Digital Library

Naše rodina (1994 September)

Issue Theme: Fraternal Societies

Articles include:

  • List of ZCBJ Lodges from 1899-1901
CGSI Digital Library

Carpatho-Rusyn Organizations

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Newspaper Svoboda from the Ukrainian National Association (UNA) Back issues from 1894-2015 contain membership information.

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Almanac