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Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) Understanding Yesterday, Planning for Tomorrow Event
January 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (8:00 AM registration and refreshments)
Caldwell Civic and Visitor Center, 103 Texas Hwy. 21 West
Caldwell, TX 77836 https://google/maps/SXikBLkG6mo
“Texas Czechs Bring the Music – Texas Polka News Documentary Special Cultural Feature” – Theresa Cernoch Parker, Publisher and Gary E. McKee, Editor of the Texas Polka News and Erik McCowan, producer of the documentary will report on the current status of dance halls and polka bands.
“Yesterday’s Weather – Today’s Genealogy” – Dan Mareš, an avid historian and genealogist has traveled to the Czech Republic multiple times, studied the Czech language at Charles University in Prague and taught in summer English language schools in Moravia and Bohemia. Anyone with ancestors that lived in Europe in the late 1700’s will find it interesting to hear the intriguing facts he discovered.
“Ways to Find Your Ancestors” – T.J. Slansky has immersed himself into Czech culture, language and is an expert in researching the Opava Archive records.
“Velvet Revolution: Questions and Memories” – David Chroust was in 1st grade in Czechoslovakia days after the 1968 Soviet occupation.
“Czech Texans in the Spanish-American War in 1898 – Patrick J. Janiš has extensive experience conducting genealogical research in the Czech Republic. He is a founder member of the Texas Czech Genealogical Society.
Registration: See the Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) website (https://txczgs.org) for registration (includes a catered lunch) forms and information or contact Carolyn Holub 214-577-0029, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a sales table with authentic Czech items for your shopping convenience and books published by the TCGS are available for purchase, including the newest publication, Pamatnik Czechoslovaku, a memorial book honoring the Czechs of Texas for the work they carried out from 1914-1920 to benefit the liberation of the Czech Lands in World War I.