‘Czech roots, fruitful memories’

Caldwell to host genealogy day on September 25

CALDWELL—The Texas Czech Genealogical Society announces details for its upcoming “Czech Roots and Fruitful Memories” event to be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Caldwell Civic/Visitor Center.

A day filled with speakers, entertainment, surprises and a lunch begins with registration, coffee, juice and kolaches at 8 a.m.

Speakers and presentations for the day include: Patrick Janis, How to Perform Online Opava Archive Research of Baptismal, Marriage and Death Records; Hanka Vernon, Special Czech Foods for Special Czech Occasions; Aditi Worcester, Creating Video Biographies Without Being Intimidated by Technology; Scott Brookshire, Looking Back to the Year 1900; Merrill Adamcik, Importance of Preserving Veteran Stories; John Tomeck, Chronicling the History of Czechs in Texas.

Combined with a research book room, a Christmas tree displaying over 50 legend and symbol Christmas ornaments, and a live auction under the direction of auctioneer Harvey Johnson, means the day will be filled with an opportunity to gain genealogical knowledge and be entertaining as well.

A Texas-style Czech luncheon of fried catfish, potato salad, cole slaw, hush puppies, assorted desserts, tea and coffee will be served and is included in the registration fee.

Registration is $25. Send registration to Bennie Stasny, 8402 Shenandoah Dr., Austin, TX 78753, telephone 512-83608084, e-mail Event details are available on the TCGS website at

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