Texas Czech Genealogical Society – Exploring Resources for Discovering Our Roots January 26, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Caldwell Civic and Visitor Center, 103 Texas Hwy. 21 West, Caldwell, TX 77836 https://goo.gl/maps/SXikBLkG6mo Speakers Weldon Mersiovsky - “Exploring Your Czech Roots Through the Wendish Records” - Retired financial advisor and the current officer of the Texas Wendish Heritage Society and the founder of the Wendish Research Exchange. He is an expert in Wendish research and gladly assists others in their searches about Texas Wends and German Sorbs. He coordinates research and translates documents from German and Wendish into English for the Wendish Research Exchange. Weldon Mersiovsky could be summed up in one Wendish word, radyserb, which means “glad to be a Wend.” Susan Chandler - “Exploring Your Roots Using Fraternal Organizations” - Museum Administrator, Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center, Temple, Texas. Susan Chandler will share how to use the fraternal societies in the search of ancestors histories. Jake Mangum - “Portal of Texas History” - Project Development Librarian for the University of North Texas Libraries’ Portal of Texas History (www.texashistory.unt.edu), is working as a liaison between cultural heritage institutions in the creation and digitiztion of collections and the Portal to Texas History. Jake Mangum will be explaining how to use and navigate the Portal of Texas for family research and history and how to research the portal’s collection of Czechs Newspapers. Darwin L. Machu - “Songs of Our Ancestors Come Alive on CD” - Czech Republic Liaison for the Texas Czech Genealogical Society will talk about our Czech history through songs, especially the Taylor Czech Chorus 50th anniversary CD, which will be available at the sales table. A Silent Auction will be held and the TCGS Sales Table will be laden with authentic Czech items. For your listening pleasure live music will be provided. Register by credit card at https://squareup.com/store/TXCZGS/item/registration or mail registration form (see www.txczgs.org) and check made out to TCGS to Carolyn Holub, 2741 Falcon Way, Midlothian, TX 76065; phone 214-577-0029 email@example.com. Registration fee includes catered lunch. Postmarked on/before January 16, 2019: TCGS Members $40 and non-Members $45; Postmarked after January 16, 2019 TCGS Members $45; non-Members $50; At the door Members & Non-members $55. Cancellations accepted up to one week prior to event Membership in TCGS is not required to attend. The Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) exists to help preserve family history and treasures. We also seek to learn and preserve Czech culture, traditions, and history. TCGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. See Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) website (http://txczgs.org/) for forms and information.