Keeping Alive and Cheating Death: Preserving and Sharing Family Health Information and Records and Understanding Genealogical Aspects of DNA and DNA Results
Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) Seminar January 27, 2018
8:00 AM registration; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Program (catered lunch included in registration.
Caldwell Civic Center, 103 Hwy. Texas 21 W., Caldwell, Texas 77836 https://goo.gl/maps/SXikBLkG6mo
Membership in TCGS is not required to attend
How many times have you been asked to fill out your family medical history when you go to the doctor? Do you know this information? Will your children and grandchildren be able to provide it when needed? Have you ever wondered what medical facilities are like in the Czech Republic and what you would need to do if you had an accident while on a trip? Have you been able to understand the causes of death listed on old family death certificates? Do you understand the genealogical aspects of DNA and how to understand DNA results?
Those interested in genealogy study family history and relationships. It is also important to preserve and share family health information and records, passing them on to future generations. These topics will be the focus of the program.
Program sessions include:
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. 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.
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.
In addition to these sessions, there will be a sales tables offering authentic Czech items, a silent auction, and music provided by Henry and Mark Holub. A short annual meeting will also be held to elect officers.
Registration: (includes catered lunch). Membership in TCGS is not required to attend.
To register by credit card go to: https://squareup.com/store/TXCZGS/item/registration
Mail check payable to TCGS and send with this Registration Form to: Carroll Brincefield, PO BOX 45,Hallettsville, TX 77964. Carroll Brincefield 361-798-6588, 361-798-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) website (http://txczgs.org/) for forms and additional information. TCGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.