Czech Republic Goals:  1: Research   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Census Records   4: Land and Property   5: Obituaries and Cemeteries   6: Church Records   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help  




Project 9: Czech Republic

Explore research in the Czech Republic.


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Goal 1: Learn about research in Czech Republic.


Choices:

A. Learn the basics of online Czech research.

  1. Learn about Czech Republic resources in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Genealogy
  2. Watch this video to learn how to access Czech records.
    FS—Accessing Czech Records—93:36
  3. Study this Czech Research Outline for finding resources for Czech genealogy.
  4. Explore the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) website for articles and archive resources.

B. Get familiar with the Czech language, genealogy terms, and naming patterns.

  1. Get an introduction to Czech Republic languages in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Languages
  2. Review Czech genealogy terms in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Genealogy
  3. Learn about Czech Republic names and naming patterns in this FamilySearch Wiki article. FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Names


Goal 2: Learn about Czech Republic archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Czech Republic archives and libraries.

  1. Watch these videos for tips on getting started searching online Czech archives.
    FS—Using Online Czech Records, Part 1—7:29
    | FS—Using Online Czech Records, Part 2—11:07
  2. Explore the Czech Archive Society website.
  3. Explore the Archives and Collections site of the Czech Republic.
  4. Use the Wiki Archives and Libraries web links for more information.


Goal 3: Learn about Czech Republic census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Czech Republic census records.

  1. Learn about Czech Republic census records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Census Records
  2. Use the Wiki Census web links for more information.


Goal 4: Learn about Czech Republic land and property.


Choices:

A. Learn about Czech Republic land and property.

  1. Learn about Czech Republic land and property in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Land and Property
  2. Learn about Czech Republic land records and get other research tips in this Czech and Slovak
    Heritage article.
    Czech and Slovak Heritage



Goal 5: Learn about Czech Republic obituaries and cemeteries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Czech Republic obituaries.

  1. Learn about Czech Republic obituaries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Obituaries

B. Explore Czech Republic gravestones.

  1. Visit the Stonepics site for digital pictures of gravestones in the Czech republic.
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.







Goal 6: Learn about Czech Republic church records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Czech Republic church records.

  1. Learn about church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Church Records
  2. Use the Wiki Church Records web links for more information.







Goal 7: Learn about Czech Republic maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Czech Republic maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Czech Republic maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Maps
  2. Learn about Czech Republic gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Gazetteers

B. Explore Czech Republic maps.

  1. Explore old maps of the Czech Republic in the 1900 Collection.
  2. Explore Czech Republic maps in the Perry-Castaneda site.
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Czech Republic maps.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Czech Republic maps.


Goal 8: Learn about Czech Republic newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Czech newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Czech newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Czech newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Czech newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.


Goal 9: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Czech research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  4. Explore links in the Univ. of Idaho Special Collections site.
  5. Explore surname distribution (a map where certain surnames are prevalent) in the Czech Republic.


Goal 10: Search records from Czech Republic.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Czech Republic.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.
  2. Explore the Czech Family Tree website for access to Czech archive records.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Czech records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 11: Get help with your Czech Republic research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. VVisit the Czech Genealogy Group page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Czech Slovak Genealogy Interest Group page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Central Europe Genealogical Research Community page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Czech Republic.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Czech Republic research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Czech Republic research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Czech Republic research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Czech Republic research.

C. Learn about Czech Republic genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Czech Republic genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Czech Republic Societies
  2. Explore Czech Republic genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   All Historical   Catalog
Births and Baptisms:  1637-1899
Marriages:  1684-1889
Church Books:  1552-1963
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School of Registers:  1799-1953
Censuses:  1800-1945
Archive of Trebon:  1579-1859
Northern Moravia Church Books:  1571-1905
Southern Bohemia Church Books:  1650-1900
Land Records:  1450-1889


Ancestry
Censuses  1857-1921





Czech Republic Regions

Brno     Litoměřice     Opava     Plzeň     Prague City     Prague Regional     Třeboň     Zámrsk