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Beginner's Guides to Czech Research

Czech Research Outline by Shon R. Edwards

Helpful publications at the Family History Library are:

  • Schlyter, Daniel Martin. A Handbook of Czechoslovak genealogical research. Buffalo Grove, Illinois: Genun, 1985. (FHL book 943.7 D27s).
  • Miller, Olga K. Genealogical research for Czech and Slovak Americans. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1978. (FHL book 943.7 D27m).
  • Capek, Thomas.The Cechs (Bohemians) in America: a study of the national, cultural, political, social, economic and religious life. New York: Arno and the New York Times, 1969. (FHL book 973 B4ai v. 1).
  • Koudelka, Miroslav. Early Censuses in the Czech Lands (before World War I). Naše Rodina: Our Family. Newsletter of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, v. 11, number 2. St. Paul, MN: CGSI, 1999. (973 D25nas v. 10-11 1998-1999).
  • Seton-Watson, Robert William. A History of the Czechs and Slovaks. Hamden, Connecticut : Archon, 1965. (943.7 H2s).

Dictionaries

Helpful publications at the Family History Library are:

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  • Pařez, Jan. Česko-anglický příruční slovník genealogický = Handy Czech-English genealogical dictionary. Praha: Scriptorium, 1999. (FHL INTL Book 491.86321 P216c 1999).

    This dictionary is a must for the Czech researchers when records and documents are written in Czech. It includes occupations, causes of death etc. Supplements include Czech alphabet, a dictionary of personal names and a dictionary of supreme land and court offices.
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  • Lutonský, Boleslav. Lexikon genealoga. (Lexikon of genealogist). Praha: B. Lutonský, c2003. (FHL INTL Book 943.71 D26L).

    Genealogical vocabulary that includes not only old-fashioned expressions that the researcher may encounter in their work, but also terms used in archival material (such as old documents, land tablets, urbarium, estate records etc.), overview of guilds, and important crafts. It also includes a chapter on measurements, a chapter on currency and a list of frequently used abbreviations. Text in Czech.
  • Lutonský, Boleslav/Černý, Jaroslav. Latinsko-německo-český slovník nemocí, úrazů a příčin smrti: a výrazů s nimi souvisejících (nejen) pro genealogy. (Latin-German-Czech dictionary of diseases, injuries and causes of death: and terms related to them (not only) for genealogists). Praha: Ringier ČR, 1995. (FHL INTL Book 929.103 L977L ).

    Causes of death as recorded in the death registers in Latin, German and Czech with their Czech translations.


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