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2011-03-24 / Community News

Newly Published, Lee County Czechs, Now Available

The Texas Czech Genealogical Society announces release of its latest publication, LEE COUNTY CZECHS, researched and written by John R. Gantt, Jr., a native of Lee County. Within the book’s 232 pages are chapters on the physical setting of the county, providing insight into why the Czechs settled where they did, and a brief history of the county, tracing the various ethnic groups which settled there, from the Tonkawa Indians to the Czech/Moravian settlers who began to arrive in the early 1800s.

The heart of the book is made up of extractions from the United States Census records of Lee County, those of 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. Individual family chapters regarding each of those years include general family information as well as vital information on individual members of Czech families. Also included are extractions from the Lee County Tax Rolls of 1900 and 1910 regarding Czech surnames; which give information concerning family real estate and other property. A double-reference index aids in locating various individual names.

Available for $32, plus $5 shipping, Lee County Czechs is enriched with a Czech Scrapbook containing over 240 photographs, numerous maps, and other items of interest to the serious genealogist, historian, or person just interested in his/her particular family history. For more information, or to purchase, send a check made payable to TCGS to Bill Hodon, 1201 Nimbus Dr., Pflugerville, Texas 78660. Bill may be contacted by phone at 512-251-5201, or by E-mailing bdhodon@sbcglobal.net.

The Texas Czech Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the genealogy of the particular group of people known as “Texas Czechs”.

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