Good morning, all!

I have been humbled again to have some of my writing used in a newsletter of a company I really like.

GenealogyBank.com is one of my GO TO sites for genealogy work.

I wrote them about my search for my great grandfather and they featured it in their June newsletter.

You should be able to get there by the link at the top of this article.

I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you have any questions!

Onward To Our Past,


  1. Greta Koehl Reply

    I enjoyed reading your article in the Genealogy Bank newsletter; how wonderful that your mother is interested in your research! I was also intrigued by your comments on how little research had been done on the Czech community in Cleveland; there was a sizable Czech community in the area of Texas where I grew up, and I don't know that anyone has researched that group, either.

  2. Scott Phillips Reply

    Thanks Greta. What area of Texas? I have seen some information on various areas of Texas and their Czech heritage. I know Habenicht has a couple good chapters on Texas Czechs and a few communities have done histories too.

  3. Greta Koehl Reply

    I am from the Baylor County area (actually, my mom was and we lived there in my high school years); a lot of the Czech families settled around Bomarton, where my grandparents lived. There is an old Czech church there – no longer in use – as well as a Czech graveyard (I cannot remember whether there is one next to the church or whether it is simply part of the Catholic graveyard). The older Czechs referred to themselves as Bohemians. I know that there are some websites on Czechs in Texas and the Texas Handbook Online has some information on them, but I don't know whether there is much on the groups that settled our area.

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