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Meeting Report for
08 Sep 2001
Group Chair: Rosie Bodien
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Let me tell you there were many highlights! What hard work
people have been doing this summer!!!
Darlene Lang finished her cookbook/family history book and shared it. What
a neat idea to get family recipes from members and tie them in witt the
family history! We were so impressed that many of us ordered a copy for
the cost of $10.00. If you are interested email Darlene at:
[email protected]! She will deliver them at the Nov.17 meeting!
Darlene also attended the Czech Festival in Wilbur, Nebraska!
ERIC TAYLOR still awaits his Czech Archive report. Menawhile he found a
goldmine in the Ellis Island Records site! That led him to other research
which has paid off. He bought the US Census 1880 CD Rom from the LDS
church and hit paydirt there, too!!!
MARY TRIMMINGHAM and MARY KLANDER also found information at the Ellis
Island site, information they couldn't find before! Now they have more
avenues to research.
VIRGINIA KELLEY continues her research with books from the CZ/Slo library
and is pleased that her Moravian Archive request came back very fast!
Someday we might find out Mary Klander, Virgina and I are related because
our villages are so close!
KATHLEEN ARENDS' trip to Moravia (Vsetin) was a big success! Kathleen wrote
to 26 different people in that area (got their addresses from the CZGen Soc
Internat'l), told them where she would be staying and many came to take her
around the town and see the inside of the church and lots more. The people
at the Archives were so friendly and helpful! They were waiting for her
since since she wrote ahead to them, too!
Thanks to OLGA TURECEK for her help with Eric and Kathleens' projects so
they were sucessful.
MIKE and KAREN VAN SCHOIACK came to share their experiences of meeting
relatives THIS TIME when in Slovakia! Last time they got the priliminary
information, never realizing what was in store this time!! The videos
showed the family gatherings, the church, the homes, the stories, the
daily life of these people, the history of the Roman and Greek Orthosdox
Catholic churches problems. What was so overwhelming was the support these
Slovakian people received from the folks that now live in the USA who came
Welcome to MARA PITKITHLY and VILLI ONDRUCH! They attend the Czech
Roundtable sponsored by the University and were interested in what our
Thanks to MARY K and MARA for the good cookies and pumpkin bread!
NOVEMBER 17, 1PM TO 3:30. NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME OF DAY. I COULDN'T GET
THE FIRESTATION TIL AFTERNOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JANUARY 19, 9:30 TO NOON THIS IS THE REGUALR TIME!!!!!
When checking names on www.ellisislandrecords.com, put -ova at the end of
the ladies names. example; Smetka-Smetkova Just the way they do it
over there. Doesn't always work, but try it!!! It worked for me!!
WANT TO FIND PEOPLE IN THE OLD COUNTRY WITH THE NAMES YOUR ARE RESEARCHING,
THAT HAVE EMAIL ADDRESSES?
GO TO: http://lide.seznam.cz, to the right is a rectangle with HLEDEJ
to the right of that. Put your surname in that rectangle and hit HLEDEJ.
Your email addresses should come up. To the right of the address is
DETAILY. Click on that, if you are lucky, a name of a town could appear
with more info about the person.
ALSO CZECH OUT....
It is not a working site, but the home page shows the English translation
for the Czech words in the above email address seach.
Thanks to MIKE and KAREN we now have Slovak car bumper stickers!
Mary Klander and I are going to the conference for sure. Mike and Karen
are thinking about it. In 2003 the Czechoslovakian Genealogy and Cultural
Conference will be in Texas. In 2005 it will be in Prague!!!
I handed out a list of people who have attended our meetings and the names
they are researching. That list will be available at the next meeting.
So that is the news for now! If I forgot anything let me know!!!
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