Keeping Alive and Cheating Death

  • Sat, January 27, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Caldwell Civic Center, 103 Hwy. Texas 21 W., Caldwell, Texas 77836

The January 27, 2018 program on sharing and preserving family health information and records and understanding the genealogical aspects of DNA and DNA results is open to anyone interested.

Topics included are:

Charlene Hurta, “Family History: Are you Passing it On?”

In 2001 Charlene became one of the co-founders of the Texas Czech Genealogical Society and served as President from 2003 – 2016. She also served as the Ceske Stopy Editor, Book Publishing Chair and in other capacities as well. Her session will encourage sharing family medical knowledge and records, along with the importance of passing them on and preserving them for future generations.

Gladys Valchar, “My Moravian Odyssey”

After serving Irving High School in Irving, TX, as a math teacher for 6 years and a lead counselor for 38 years, Gladys retired from full-time work to have time to resume her genealogy research, which had been dormant for over 25 years. Joining TCGS in 2007 and serving as Secretary for the last three years renewed her interest in taking her bucket list trip to the Czech Republic this summer to visit her ancestors’ villages. Breaking a leg in Janová, Moravia, changed her scheduled 2-wk tour of villages to a 6-wk tour of four hospitals. Gladys will share her experiences including Moravian hospitals in Vsetin and Brno.

Doug Kubicek, “He Died of What? Explaining Causes of Death”

A 28-year Texas History Instructor for the Hallettsville ISD, Doug always creates original presentations based on his unique knowledge and research. This time he explains causes of death on the certificates of the past and what they mean.

Jane Magill, “DNA Testing in Genealogy”

Jane has a PhD from Cornell University and is a retired Professor of Biochemistry, Texas A&M University. She will talk about the genealogical aspects of DNA testing, analysis of pedigrees and explanation of DNA results. She is prepared to work one on one to assist individuals understand their DNA results; bring your DNA test results and pedigrees.

More information available on the Texas Czech Genealogical Society.

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