Past Meeting January 2020

Czechoslovak Area Genealogy Club (CAGC) Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Jagerhaus Restaurant (serving an authentic German lunch)

2525 E. Ball Road, Anaheim (one block off the 57 freeway at Ball Road)

Luncheon and speaker. Our speaker will be genealogist Linda Serna. Her topic will be: “Genealogy as Detective Work”. “Genealogy as Detective Work” highlights the skills used by both detectives and genealogists to solve mysteries and explores how to reason through a genealogical challenge by using the tools of a detective and using indirect evidence. It includes specific examples as well as case studies showing how to find and put together information that at first seems elusive.

Linda Serna has been involved with researching and genealogy for more than 40 years and was privileged to work on the first season of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS. Besides belonging to several organizations, including the Genealogical Speakers Guild, a member of the National organization of Association of Professional Genealogists, and she was the past program chair for the Orange County California Genealogical Society and past treasurer for the SCCAPG.   Her loves include history, writing, and traveling. She especially likes seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history.

PAST ZOOM MEETING HELD DECEMBER 6, 2020

CAGC Virtual Online Genealogy Meeting: Sunday, Dec 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm Topic: “Annual Christmas “Party” at home”

Our Dec 6, 2020, Sunday Virtual CAGC Christmas “get-together”, since we can’t meet face-to-face, we are going to celebrate our Annual Christmas “party” using the Zoom Virtual online meeting & I will post the link below for those who RSVP, closer to Dec 6th.

Unfortunately, we won’t be having our traditional Ornament Exchange, but we can feast at home, raise our glasses with a beverage to toast the holiday season and socialize sharing about our families (& you can still wear your Kroje)!

With an abundance of caution indicated by the current health related situation in the United States, and the recommendations of the government, we don’t know what the situation brings, and until we have more visibility we need to make sure we are not part of the problem and our members are not put in harm’s way. We do have two programs planned when it makes sense to get back to normal, hopefully in 2021. We will keep you apprised of what will be happening in regard to our group. (Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct Genealogy mtgs were cancelled due to COVID19). Meanwhile, take care, follow the government’s recommendations and keep healthy.

PAST ZOOM MEETING HELD JANUARY 10, 2021

Czechoslovak Area Genealogy Club (CAGC) Virtual Online Meeting: Sunday, Jan 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm Topic: Genealogy Brick Walls and Getting Through Them

Announcing our January 10, 2021, Sunday @ 1:30pm, “get-together”, since we can’t meet face-to-face, we are going to use the Zoom Virtual online meeting. Zoom Link will be viewable to those who RSVP.

Bring information about your “brick walls” and other research problems and questions. Some of our members are offering their research knowledge to help those who are hitting walls. Here’s a great opportunity for one-on-one assistance.

No matter where you are in your research journey, whether just beginning or like most of us, somewhere in the middle, we can all learn from this time of sharing and learning from the experience of others.

Those who have been researching, please bring suggestions and helpful hints that you’ve found useful in your research to share with others.

Some of our members have professionally published or home-made books or have their research in an electronic format that may give you ideas for your research.

PAST ZOOM MEETING HELD JANUARY 31, 2021

CAGC Virtual Online Meeting: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 at 1:45 pm Guest Speaker: Helene Cincebeaux, famous author, tourguide and manager of SlovakPride Database, http://slovakpride.org/ Topic: “50 Years on the Backroads of Slovakia”

Announcing our January 31, 2021, Sunday @ 1:45pm, “get-together”, since we can’t meet face-to-face, we are going to use the Zoom Virtual online meeting & will send a link via email closer to Jan 31st. (No meeting in Feb due to Superbowl.)

Our Skoda led the way to 2,000 Slovak villages and discovery galore!
Slovakia – 50 Years Ago and Now PLUS GENEALOGY TIPS LEARNED ALONG THE WAY!

Helene Baine Cincebeaux, Founder and Director of the Slovak Heritage & Folklore Society International…Editor of “Slovakia” magazine and the 33,000 Slovak surnames and villages Slovak Pride database…Immersion in Slovak villages for the past 50 years…Author of 4 books: “Treasures of Slovakia”, “Slovakia! Traditions Old & New”, “Slovak Pride”, and “A Treasury of Slovak Folk Dress”… Manages Slovak Pride database.. slovakpride.org and a new Facebook group: “Slovak Pride: Culture, Traditions, Music, Folk Art & Genealogy”. Presented 30 major exhibits of Slovak folk dress in 20 states 1972 to present and lead 72 tours to Slovakia and found living family for 98%. Recipient of 2 medals from Slovakia.

Slovak Pride database is sponsored by the Slovak Heritage & Folklore Society International.

No matter where you are in your research journey, whether just beginning or like most of us, somewhere in the middle, we can all learn from this time of sharing and learning from the experience of others.

PAST ZOOM MEETING held March 7, 2021

CAGC Virtual Online Meeting: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 1:45 pm Topic: Czech Republic Vacation Travel

Our March Virtual meeting will be a CAGC working and sharing time meeting. Since we’ve been living a life of highly restricted activities, a virtual vacation should give us a bit of the feel of what we hope to be able to do soon.  We are pleased to have you accompany us on a trip to the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic has picturesque villages, impressive castles and mediaeval towns that have made this country into a priceless gem. Today the Czech Republic is most certainly a cultural land set within the very heart of Europe. Prague, the ‘Golden City’, is full of history.  We’ll be visiting the Altstädter Ring, Old Town Square with elegant town houses and churches, the famous Charles Bridge, Prague Castle one of the largest in the world, Bohemia’s Moravian Highlands Litomyšl, the town of Kromĕříž in the southeast, in the west is Telč, once an important trading post between Prague and Vienna.

Learning the history, helps us to remember the sacrifices our ancestors made.  We will also include this time for sharing and learning from the experience of others. Those who have been researching, please bring suggestions and helpful hints that you’ve found useful in your research to share with others.

Looking ahead to our 2021 Monthly meeting dates if virtual format continues:  April 11 (due to Easter); May 2; June 6; July 11 (due to July 4); August 1: Sept 12 (due to Labor Day); October 3; November 7 and December 5:  Annual CAGC Christmas Luncheon.