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Meeting Report for
12 Nov 2011
Group Chair: Rosie Bodien
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GREAT POTLUCK! Thank you to each of you for celebrating our heritage with yummy ethnic dishes! Forty-ish of us attended. The best ever
fellowship and sharing. Thank you to Jerry Callahan for taking the group picture.
It was a great pleasure to have Marjorie Bianco Vernon introduce Bonita Filmore, WFLA Director of this region. Bonita is from the Malin, Oregon area where the Jiternice Festival is put on every President's Day weekend Sunday! WFLA is the Western Fraternal Life Association http://www.wflains.org/
THERE WAS A WONDERFUL TURNOUT!
NEXT MEETINGS: JAN 7TH AND FEB 11TH. FOR THE 2012 MEETING SCHEDULE GO TO THE MEETING CALENDAR AT OUR WEBSITE: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~wacsig/
MICHAEL HANK found valuable information about his ancestral village on the Jewish genealogy webpage: http://www.jewishgen.org/ or http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
PAULA HUGHART gave a report on attending the CGSI Conference. She attended educational sessions, met other genealogists, and is looking forward to the next CGSI conference in Chicago!
JO ANN PASEK found this article in The Times
PETER SIS at Seattle Public Central LibraryStart: 11/22/2011 7:00 pm
Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. We are delighted and thankful in this Thanksgiving week to be helping present this evening with celebrated author and illustrator Peter Sis. World-renowned for his award-winning children's books, a seven-time winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and author recently of the Caldecott Honor Book, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, he is here this evening with his first full book for adults, his own illustrated adaptation of the classic, 12th-century Sufi fable by Fariduddin Attar of the human journey, The Conference of the Birds (Penguin Press). Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Seattle Public Central Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison and Spring). For more information, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, The Seattle Public Library at (206) 386-4636.
STEVE SOUCEK has been collecting and organizing his family history information into a notebook. Other familymemeber s have beendoing the same and are sharing with him. SO THE JAN 7TH MEETING WILL BE AOBUT ORGANIZING YOUR INFORMATION INTO BOOKS/ALBUMS/NOTEBOOKS.
KAROL OSUSKY & BETTELINN BROWN have connected via Bettelinn's grandson who is on the kayka team Karol teaches.
For those of you who liked Daniel Mahoney's Czech/Slovak coloring cultural book, here is her website.
For more product or artist information go to http://www.danielam.com
KAROL OSUSKY & GEORGE and JARI KELNAR told their stories of coming to America.
GEORGE and JARI are using the Czech Regional Archives to research their families. SO THE FEB. 11TH MEETING WILL BE ABOUT RESEARCHING THE CZECH AND SLOVAK ARCHIVES ONLINE USING THESE SITES.
MARTHA LISKA told second hand a story of a Jewish survivor during WWII form a fellow on their tour of Slovakia.
NORB ZIEGLER shared his klobasa soup recipe and ROSIE BODIEN shared her recipe for Moravian Red Cabbage.
JO HERBER shared this news from Family Tree DNA!
FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) has just advised of its extra discounted prices for the holidays--effective today 15 November until 31 December.
Anyone who has not tested for his/her Czech line(s), or whose line is brick-walled, or who has only done the Y-DNA 12 marker or mtDNA and/or who wants the new autosomal Family Finder test, should jump on this band-wagon ASAP!.
If you have any questions PLEASE contact Leo or me directly.
These extra discounts are in effect until 31 December but don't wait until the last minute. The sooner the order is placed the sooner you will get your results and avoid the last minute rush. Be sure to order through the Czech DNA project at:
www.familytreedna.com Regards and Great Hunting, Joni Hudson & Leo Baca Administrators New Kits
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 31st 2011 TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES. THIS PROMOTION IS NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTIONS OR COUPONS.
AT THIS TIME, FTDNA WILL NOT BE OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR THE Y-DNA111 NEW KITS OR UPGRADES. THOSE MAY BE OFFERED AT A LATER TIME PENDING THE LAB VOLUMES WITH THE TESTS UNDER PROMOTION
Y DNA test is for paternal line and can only be done by a male.
mtDNA is for maternal line - it can be done by a male or female
Family Finder is autosomal - it can be done by male or female
Tell me if I forgot anyone's sharing!!!
Researching Los(s), Kure, Kubes, Smetka, Kratina, Pavlica, Jirinec, Hytych, Vasicka, Kopecka, Vojkovska, Uhlika, And Zindulka
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