Finding Your Czech/Slovak Roots
Saturday, March 31, 2012
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join the WRHS Genealogical Committee in welcoming presenter:
Mr. John T. Sabol, a Cleveland native, writer, and historian who has written three books plus several church histories and genealogical articles. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International.

Morning Presentations
The morning session will consist of two presentations stressing the ultimate goal of finding the locations in the Czech and Slovak Republics where your ancestors came from. Since research in these countries is village-based it is of central importance to know your ancestral village. Once this is known, it opens doors to a number of research possibilities, including making contact with possible relatives today.

Afternoon Roundtable Discussion Groups
The afternoon session consists of roundtable discussions about finding your ancestral village. Participants will be able to share their successes and failures in hopes of learning from each other.
Roundtable participants are urged to bring documentation or clues regarding their ancestral origins in the Czech and Slovak Republics.Each discussion group will be moderated by a volunteer from the
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI).

Reservations are required:
Fee: $25
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