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Getting started with Czech Republic research

Welcome to the Czech Republic page!

FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Czech Republic Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Czech records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Czech Republic Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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   How to Find Information for Czech Ancestors

1. Getting Started
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Birth Information
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Marriage Information
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Death Information

5. Determining Place of Origin
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If You Are Czech Citizen...
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To find out which archive holds the records that you need click here You may use this gazetteer for free however you will have to register first. Please be sure to spell the locality name correctly.

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FamilySearch offers a variety of free classes online and in person to help you discover your family tree. Whether you are just beginning your family history research or are an experienced genealogist, you can learn something new. These classes are taught by genealogy research consultants at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as experts from around the world. Series on Using Online Czech Records is now available. Prepare to access and search the collections of digitized vital records of the archives in the Czech Republic. Registers (matriky) are available for research on-line through the archives’ websites and some also through the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections. Registers contain baptism (birth), marriage, and burial (death) information and are definitely the best source for identifying one’s relatives in the Czech Republic.

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The Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe bordering Poland to the northeast, Germany to the west, Austria to the south, and Slovakia to the east. To read more about the Czech Republic see The World Factbook and Wikipedia.
The country was for centuries known as Bohemia in English. When the nation regained its independence in 1918, the new name of Czechoslovakia was adopted to reflect the union of the Czech (Bohemian) and Slovak territories. Following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech half of the former nation found itself without a common single-word name in English. In 1993, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggested the name Czechia as an official alternative; however, this has not become widespread in English.

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The Czech Republic became an independent state on January 1, 1993 when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The area had been part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of the first world war when, in October 1918, the Czech provinces of Austria (Bohemia, Moravia, and Austrian Silesia) joined with the Slovak and Ruthenian (Ukrainian) counties of Hungary to create the Republic of Czechoslovakia. The Ruthenian region had been taken into Ukraine in 1945.

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