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    Leit haltn mir zam 
Und gehn ma niat ausanand. 

People let us hold together 
and let us not separate. 

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Spring Social

May 17, 2014

Social Hour: 5 PM
Dinner: 6 PM
Location: New Ulm Country Club, New Ulm, Minnesota

Speakers Joe and John Gindele, authors of Yorkville Twins. They will be talking about their Czech and German immigrant parents and their adventures while growing up growing up in New York city, 1944 - 1962.

It will be a fun and entertaining evening.

Spring Meeting reservation form


2014 GBHS European Tour

15-day tour includes: Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria.

Sign up soon to reserve your place.
Registration deadline is May 2, 2014.

Tour Features

  • Visits to ancestral villages designed specifically for participants in the western Czech Republic and eastern Bavaria
  • Escorted tours of Munich, Bamberg, Prague, Cesky Krumlov and Vienna
  • Tours of a German-Bohemian museum, Kladruby Monastery, and the Pilsen Monastery Museum

Tour Includes

  • 13 nights accommodations
  • Delicious breakfasts daily
  • Transportation in a comfortable motor coach
  • 7 evening dinners

Check out the full itinerary.

Or Contact Wade Olsen at 651-260-9444 or

Available Now!

Stories of German-Bohemians

Since 1984 the German-Bohemian Heritage Society has been dedicated to sharing the stories of German-Bohemians through programs and research. Over the last twenty plus years, our newsletters have covered personal stories, genealogical research, and historical perspectives on all aspects of German-Bohemian heritage and culture. For the first time, the best articles have been gathered in a single volume. This one-of-a-kind book has more than 400 pages of fascinating stories and information, making it the best single resource for learning more about German-Bohemians.
$34.95 plus $4 postage. See order form.

Heimatbrief Book



Updated Library Listings
The listings of printed materials available for research at the GBHS Library and Resource Center has been updated. See the Library page for the updated listings.


2012  Issues of the Heimatbrief
Now Posted

(To view go to Heimatbrief page.


Surname Database Has Been Updated
25 January 2014

Check the Surnames page to see the updated German-Bohemian immigrant
surname database


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Founder & Research Chair: Robert J. Paulson
Webmaster: Paula M. Goblirsch

31 March 2014