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In memory of our Souhrada Family matraiarch: 
Leota Campbell Anderson, age 96, of Bloomington, MN. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went home to be with Jesus Feb. 9, 2018. Preceded in death by first husband, George Campbell; second husband, Milton Anderson; daughter, Bonnie Campbell; 1 brother and 3 sisters. Survived by son, Ron (Jill) Campbell; daughter, Connie Schiffert; grandchildren, Sarah (Philip), Kevin (Allison), Jenna (Alec) and Laura; great-grandchildren, Malachi, Lainden, Kiernan, Remy and Luella; many other relatives and close friends who loved her dearly.

About This Website - The idea

The idea for this site originated at the 2004 Souhrada Family Reunion during the business meeting conducted by Anton Vanicek.  It was concluded that a more economical way of sharing information about our family history, genealogy, and news needed to be explored.  We are hopeful that the Souhrada Family Website is a valued replacement for the Souhrada Family Newsletter.

Your Souhrada family history, stories, ancestral pictures, and other items of interest are needed and welcome!  If you would like to contribute articles, pictures, or family news items, email the webmaster.  Please send comments, ideas, and updates as well. We look forward to hearing from you!

   The 36th Souhrada Family Reunion in the USA will be held on August 10th-12th in Cedar Falls Iowa at the Best Western Plus Technology Park Inn & Suites. For more detail, click here.   

Flag-Czech.gif The 10th Souhrada Family Reunion in the Czech Republic will be held in September of 2018 in the village Zahoří OR at the Hunting Cottage Krizatka near Zahoří. Additional details will be posted here when available.

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Why we share our family experiences [from an article by Leota Campbell]   
In Home With A Heart, Dr. James Dobson says: "The lyrics in an African folk song say that when an old person dies, it's as if a library has burned down. This is true. To preserve this heritage for our children we must tell them where we've been and how we got to this moment. Sharing about our faith, about our early family experiences, about the obstacles we overcame, of the failures we suffered, can bring a family together and give it a sense of identity."

There's a richness of family heritage in each person's life that will be lost if it isn't passed on to the next generation. How often do we wonder about the past, knowing that only our parents or grandparents could enlighten our wonderment, but we're stuck in our's too late.....they're gone and can't share their experiences or memories with us.

Our Souhrada Family Newsletter is becoming not only our means of communication to know other members of this huge family, but by sharing the events in our lives and sharing our memories, we are recording Souhrada Family History and Genealogy. Through this means, we are coming to know who we are, giving us a sense of Souhrada identity.

Are you planning a visit to the Czech Republic?
If you are planning a visit to the Czech Republic to explore our Souhrada ancestral homelands, to research Czech history or genealogy, or just for fun, be sure to contact Jiri Souhrada, our U.S.A. connection in the Czech Republic.  Jiri can arrange accommodations at his “Souhrada Country House” in Pisek, handle bike rentals, and provide for many of your other travel needs.

This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without our consent.

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The Souhrada Family Website was created by Pete and Karen Souhrada