Re: [TexasCzechs] Re: Meeting in Gonzales
- Veronic,Is the older gentleman that we worked with when we were at the archives still working there? I promised that I would send the full KRUM/KOTWIG/MONDRICK (Mondrik) family tree to him for the archives when I get it done. He wouldn't let us leave until I promised to send it. haha He was the 'go-to" guy to get things copied when we were there and he helped us go though the Gonzales school records in the back shelves during the week we were researching at the archives. I forgot his name--could you tell me what it is if you know him?My mom and I would have loved to be there for the meeting. Being in CA, though, its a little far to travel to Mom's hometown (Gonzales) very often. Much of our family still lives there in town, though, but they are all very far up in age now. Everybody is helpful in Gonzales Co. It is truly a wonderful place to visit and do research! I spent many wonderful summer weeks there as a child with my mom's side of the family and her foster parent's family. Mom still keeps in touch with a few of her childhood school friends who live there. Lots of good memories there for us.Nan
I wish I could help ya'll, I'm the President of the Gonzales Chapter
and didn't get to listen to hardly any of the speakers except Leo
Baca. His presentation on DNA was a little over my head.
We had a great group attend. So much information, so little time.
I will brag on our county archives - they have alot of information
and the ladies are very helpful. The staff of the county clerk's
office are also very helpful.
Gonzales is a very historic place and I hope you will be able to
visit. Our group hopes to highlight the Czech influence in the
Veronic Sue Valenta Camarillo
--- In TexasCzechs@ yahoogroups. com, miladyolga@. .. wrote:
> I wasn't able to get off work to go to the meetings on the 28th &
> was the meeting?
> Can you give any pointers about researching the Brethren records
> Catholic records?
- No, Shiner is in Lavaca Co. Its not very far away from Gonzales, though.NanYour speaking of Gonzales County makes me very interested in visiting just to see what I may dig up on my family lines.Is Shiner in Gonzales County?Debra
- Debra,What family are you wanting to research in Gonzales Co.? They have great records there. If you write to them, they will keep all of your letters or emails and place them in a folder under that name(s). That's how one of my mother's 3rd cousins found me and helped me get further in my research. When I was at the archives (County Courthouse annex--the County Clerk is there, too), I looked at the family folders and sure enough, all of my notes and letters were there. :-)NanYour speaking of Gonzales County makes me very interested in visiting just to see what I may dig up on my family lines.Is Shiner in Gonzales County?Debra
- If you don't find the info you need in Lavaca Co, Debra, look at the neighboring counties of DeWitt (The city of Yoakum is in both counties) and Gonzales Co. Also, be sure to check Fayette Co and Austin Co. where many immigrants came though first before moving on to other counties. I routinely search all of these counties when I can't find what I'm looking for in my research.NanI have found the surname "Prasek" which there maybe more information from Lavaca County that I haven't found.The other surnames are Fojtik, Horak, Blaha, Bauer (married Jacob Prasek).Thanks for the info. on Shiner, at the time I wasn't sure if it were in Lavaca or Gonzales county.Debra
- Hi Debra!Don't forget to check the Texas GenWeb, most counties have info posted and you can post a question on the message board too.Diane
Nangotoo <nangotoo@...> wrote:If you don't find the info you need in Lavaca Co, Debra, look at the neighboring counties of DeWitt (The city of Yoakum is in both counties) and Gonzales Co. Also, be sure to check Fayette Co and Austin Co. where many immigrants came though first before moving on to other counties. I routinely search all of these counties when I can't find what I'm looking for in my research.NanI have found the surname "Prasek" which there maybe more information from Lavaca County that I haven't found.The other surnames are Fojtik, Horak, Blaha, Bauer (married Jacob Prasek).Thanks for the info. on Shiner, at the time I wasn't sure if it were in Lavaca or Gonzales county.Debra
- Just to let you know if you don't know, Gonzales Co. has lots of info online for genealogy in their county. They are one of the best counties I've ever seen (in any state) in the amount of online genealogy they have posted. Be sure to ck out the files of the Gonzales Inquirer, too. If you don't find what you are looking for online, write to them, send a little money and they are fantastic about helping when they can. AND--if you don't find anything there, you might be able to find things in the Inquirer files in the archives. When we were there in 2002, there wasn't much in there yet, but they (the newspaper) have been adding to it as they digitize their past editions and their records.Start online before you go and find out what you can find. Leave messages on their online message board, too. I believe it is a Rootsweb board. The archives and county clerk people are so helpful there. Good luck.NanI am looking for information on Fojtik's.I do need to plan a trip to Gonzales and see what I can find.Debra
- I found out the hard way years ago because much of my mom's paternal family live in and around Yoakum and in both DeWitt and Lavaca counties. Its confusing to figure out what house/farm they lived in is located in which county and what county the cemeteries are located, not to mention taxes paid, birth certificates, which county clerk to write to, etc. Its been a real challenge because they lived in several places in and around Yoakum and my g-grandfather bought land in both counties. You would have laughed if you could have seen my mom, my husband, Gordon, and I doing research in both of those courthouses trying to keep up with it all. Not only that, but dealing with the newspaper archives and things like that. My g-grandfather also worked for the railroad there in both Cuero and Yoakum--they just didn't realize what a mess it would be for their researching descendants for them to live in Yoakum!! LOL! NanThanks for the tips. I didn't know that Yoakum was in both counties.Good information.Thanks,Debra