01 February 2011

The Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association will hold its annual meeting on 17-18 June, 2011

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Shawnee, KS - The Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association (GHGA) will hold its annual meeting on June 17 and June 18, 2011 at the Tropicana Resort and Casino, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada.

The program consists of a Board of Director’s meeting on Friday, June 17 and the annual membership meeting on Saturday, June 18. The annual meeting agenda will include presentations on Gottscheer history and a Genealogy Workshop.  The region of Gottschee was a Germanic linguistic island in Slovenia that was first settled in the 1300's and was dissolved in 1941.   Gottscheers have emigrated to the United States and Canada since in the 1880's.  Further information is available at http://gottschee.org or contact Elfriede Stonitsch at stonitsel@aol.com.


About GHGA
The purpose and objectives of the organization:
·        Preserve the history, culture, and genealogical records of Gottscheers.
·        Collect oral histories of Gottscheers in print, videotape, or audio cassette.
·        Coordinate research trips to the former area of Gottschee in Slovenia.
·        Support archival activities by locating, purchasing, translating, and archiving important books and articles on the history and culture of Gottschee.
·        Support restoration of Gottscheer cemeteries and other cultural monuments in the former Gottschee county in Slovenia.




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Shawnee, KS - The Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association (GHGA) will hold its annual meeting on June 17 and June 18, 2011 at the Tropicana Resort and Casino, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The program consists of a Board of Director’s meeting on Friday, June 17 and the annual membership meeting on Saturday, June 18. The annual meeting agenda will include presentations on Gottscheer history and a Genealogy Workshop.  The region of Gottschee was a Germanic linguistic island in Slovenia that was first settled in the 1300's and was dissolved in 1941.   Gottscheers have emigrated to the United States and Canada since in the 1880's.  Further information is available at http://gottschee.org or contact Elfriede Stonitsch at stonitsel@aol.com.