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28-2 April 2023

New ZVA Website

The move to our new web site appears to have gone off pretty smoothly. I have not received any complaints or reports of problems or broken links. Maybe nobody has looked!?

Sustaining Donations

From its founding in 1996 until 2023, ZVA encouraged voluntary membership dues to support it financially. This entailed the collection of personal information of contributors. However, the increasing complexity, expense, and liability imposed by privacy laws has created a burden that is too great for such a small organization to bear.

Beginning in 2023 ZVA will no longer collect membership dues or the personal information of members. We hope, however, that you will contribute financially to the maintenance of this site through anonymous donations. We encourage you to pay an annual $10 to help operate the association. The operating funds support our Internet web site and other projects to discover and preserve our heritage.

In addition, we request a one-time contribution of $25 from first-time users to support our library fund. We, in turn, contribute your donation to a dedicated fund at the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) which purchases items we specify. Canadians will receive a tax receipt from the SGS for their charitable contributions.

Please use the Donation feature on the Main Menu to pay using PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. You may use your credit card on our account. Alternatively, you may make cheques payable to: Zichydorf Village Association, 2114 E Laurier Cres., Regina, SK, Canada, S4V 0P6.

Banat Family History Videos

Erv Schuster of Missoula, Montana has created a wonderful series of MP4 videos about his family history which he has donated to our library on a memory stick. There is a video for each branch of his family plus background videos about the Banat, Banat history, the migration of the families to North America, and a travelogue of our 2014 Banat tour in which Erv and wife Bonnie participated. The videos are full of maps and charts, most of which are compiled in a separate folder to be viewed or printed as desired. The result is a very interesting collection that I would be proud to call my own. I will be showing two or three of the more generic videos at our meeting April 30 (see below). I will place it in the library soon after the meeting.

ZVA Regina Branch Meeting

Regina Branch will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at Access Communications, 2250 Park St. (north door by the ball diamonds). Please press the buzzer to notify an employee to open the door. Please mark your calendar and bring along a Zichydorf friend. We will be viewing generic parts of Erv Schuster’s video collection described above.

Zichydorf Village Association Newsletter

edited by: Glenn Schwartz

2114 E Laurier Cres., Regina, SK, S4V 0P6