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4TH ANNUAL CZECH HERITAGE SOCIETY OF TEXAS GENEALOGY CONFERENCE

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  • Franklin Hurta
    We are a little over six weeks away from a 3-Day Conference that is filled with a host of wonderful, knowledgeable, and experienced speakers. If you are
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2000
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      We are a little over six weeks away from a 3-Day Conference that is
      filled with a host of wonderful, knowledgeable, and experienced
      speakers. If you are looking for answers to puzzeling Czech
      questions, this conference is a must for you to attend. It will
      cover
      Czech from side to side, top to bottom. The best part...it is in
      TEXAS!

      In the few weeks ahead, I will post imformation about the speakers,
      sessions, and activities in order to help you understand the vast
      amount of material that will be covered.

      Today's focus will be on Karen Hobbs. Karen lives in Colorado
      Springs, CO and will hold three speaking sessions and one "Workshop
      With Karen".

      Thursday - July 27, 2000 - 7:00-8:30PM
      GENEALOGICAL APPLICATIONS REGARDING RECRUITING PRACTICES UNDER THE
      AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN MONARCHY

      Karen describes this session as: "The history of changing recruiting
      regulations and practices starting in 1740 and how those regulations
      impacted peasant populations and the men who were recruited into the
      Austrian army. Emphasis is on helping the genealogist learn what is
      necessary to apply to research about ancestors who are known to have
      served or who may have served in the Austrian army."

      Friday - July 28, 2000 - 9:00-10:00
      WORKSHOP WITH KAREN

      Do you have a military photo of an ancestor? A medal? Because of
      her
      years of research, Karen can recognize many "marks" that give the
      clue
      to help you solve a military puzzle. This time period has been set
      aside so Karen can work with you on a one-on-one basis. As you pack
      your suitcase, tuck in the photo or item that might help you find the
      answers about your ancestor's military background.

      Friday - July 28, 2000 - 2:15-3:45
      SUMMARY REVIEW OF BASIC MILITARY RECORDS AND THE WARTIME EXPLOITS OF
      BOHEMIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT NUMBER 35, 1864-1866

      A summary review of some basic military recruiting regulations and
      records for soldiers who served in the Austrian army prior to 1868.
      It touches on discovering your ancestor's recruiting district,
      displays and discusses contents of individual soldier's records,
      musterlists and military death registers. Follows the soldiers of
      Bohemian Infantry Regiment number 35 (Pilsen District) through the
      wars of 1864 and 1866 with illustrations from paintings and drawings
      made during those campaigns.

      Karen will show slides, and also have a list of medal winners (with
      their home towns) from the war of 1866 as an illustration of the kind
      of information that is available in regimental histories.

      In one part of this session, she will talk about the music the
      soldiers marched to and sang. Not promised, but sound effects may
      also be used!

      Saturday - July 29, 2000 - 9:15-10:45
      DISCOVERING YOUR ANCESTOR'S POLITICAL DISTRICT OR RECRUITING DISTRICT
      FROM OBSCURE SOURCES AND USING MILITARY RECORDS FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH

      This session will cover using old maps, some 19th century
      publications,internet sources and other means to discover where your
      ancestral district may have been. The second part of the session
      will
      show various types of military records and source material available
      on film at LDS Family History Centers and discuss their contents and
      value for genealogical research.

      It will have a lot of detail about military records and how to select
      what you need from the LDS FHS film catalog. If possible, Karen will
      also include a lot of information from Standestabellen (monthly
      reports) that are really good sources for surname searches. The
      Standestabellen will not be in the other sessions, nor will baptismal
      records/birth records from the military church books or references to
      indexed officers rosters, passport records, etc.


      Karen uses a lot of slides, illustrations....all those "little extra"
      means of making a very enjoyable and educational session. Having sat
      in on her sessions many times, I can truely ask the question, "How
      can
      one person's brain hold so much knowledge on a subject as hers does"?
      With the exception of the workshop, Karen's sessions will be 90
      minutes, and I promise you, you will be given a full 90 minutes! If
      you are looking for military answers, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS ANY OF
      HER SESSIONS at the
      4th ANNUAL
      CZECH HERITAGE SOCIETY OF TEXAS
      GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
      BRAZOS CENTER
      3232 Briarcrest Drive
      Bryan, Texas
      Charlene Hurta
      Genealogy Liaison
      Czech Heritage Society of Texas
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