I am a third generation Texas Czech.
About six years ago, I developed an interest in my family history. I had a near-death experience that caused me to reflect on my life. I realized I had no idea where I came from or who my family was–past my immediate members.
My mother and I started taking genealogy trips bi-annually to collect information on our roots. A couple of years ago we realized how fortunate we were to have the opportunity to travel around Texas to pursue our hobby. We decided to start gathering as much information as we could on other families in the area so that we could someday make it available for those who are not local or out-of-state.
That is why this website came to be-I hope you enjoy it!
This was my first time making the dessert Bublanina. According to Google Translate, Bublanina means “souffle”. So, the Bublanina should have a puffed up and fluffy appearance. I used a recipe by “Tinks” from www.food.com. The preparation time was only 20 minutes and bake time 35-40 minutes. Here are the ingredients that I used: Splenda Sugar […]
I know this is not exactly about Texas Czechs, but I thought maybe this town might interest some of you. While traveling to Crofton, Nebraska for the holidays, we ran across a Czech town named Verdigre. The town had a sign welcoming us (Vitame Vas). Verdigre is a small town with a population just under 600 […]
Today is November 2nd a day of remembrance. Whether you are observing the Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day, you are remembering the departed. Family and friends travel to cemeteries to where their loved ones rest. Graves are adorned with burning candles and flowers. In some cultures, even offerings are left for the […]
When doing genealogy research, I find that the death certificate provides a wealth of information. I will actually look for this document first when starting on a person’s history. If it is filled out completely, it can provide many leads. There are 5 pieces of information that a death certificate can provide: Last address. For […]
- Lidiak, Frank Jacob
- Visiting Book Author: Charles Ota Heller and Bart Childs Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Texas A&M University at Czech Center Museum Houston, TX-May 4, 2013
- Stanek, Frank
- Januse, Mary Frances (Elbrich)
- Milberger, Helen Frances (Luza)
- Kizer, Esther (Schultz)
- Brinkman, Stonewall
- Nemec, Dr. Stanley J.
- Zemanek, Mary V. (Luza)
- Luza, Cecilia (Matous)
- Fojtik, Edith J. (Brinkmann)
- Luza, Vincent A.
- Luza Sr., Charles J.
- Lavaca County-Unidentified
- Vacek, Cecilia (Mensik)
- Vyvial, Cecilia
- Tupa, Anton V.
- Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery-Bryan, TX
- Slovak, Raymond J.
- Dlabaj, W.A. “Bill”