If you are interested in doing Czech-Slovak genealogy research and would like to share resources, discuss problems and learn how to access online records from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, then maybe you would like to participate in the Czech-Slovak Area Research Group.
Also known as Czech/Slovak Genealogy Interest Group.
The Sokol/Sokolice Milwaukee website
also includes the calendar of our research group meetings and other Czech/Slovak activities in the Milwaukee area.
Please contact: Susan Chapman; or Harold Kralik with any questions regarding your research and we will try to assist you with your research.
Our 2018 - 2019 schedule:
New Berlin Public Library - in the Heritage Room (in main entry hallway)
15105 West Library Lane, New Berlin, WI
Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Presentation: 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Cemetery Symbolish & Imagery - Grave Markers, Headstones, Tombstones, Stelae by Cathy Dailey
Do the images engraved on your great-grandparents' tombstones have special significance? Beyond the words "matka" and "otec", what can a headstone tell us about the deceased? Join Cathy as she "wanders" through the cemetery in search of the meaning of various symbols and images included on and next to headstones, monuments and obelisks. Featured throughout the presentation will be photos of Czech markers, monuments and medallions from within the Bohemian National Cemeteries in Caledonia and Chicago.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:15am - 4:45pm
Presentation: 9:30am - 10:30am: Heirloom: Translated Letters by Anna Cookova
Old letters and journals written by our ancestors are what we call "Primary Sources". Many family stories, historical events from a first hand perspective, addresses, and names are among the things that you may find. Join us at this lecture by Czech translator, Anna Cooková, to get inspired to leave your family with a legacy and heirloom of translated letters from Czech to English!
(Previous meetings since 2014 had been held at the New Berlin Public Library, the Norway House on Oklahoma Ave. and the Cudahy Public Library, Ladish Room, 3500 Library Ave., Cudahy, Wisconsin. Located 1 block west of Packard Ave., and 2 blocks south of Layton Ave.)
Bring your research problems and notes and let us know if there is some topic of special interest that you would like to see a presentation on.
We welcome anyone with an interest in Czech-Slovak family history. Beginner researchers are welcome. Experienced researchers are available to assist with research. TRANSLATORS are always welcome and appreciated, to help translate old records/documents. Old records from the Czech Republic can be in Czech, German and Latin. Old records from Slovakia can be in Slovak, Hungarian and Latin. Please feel free to bring guests.