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Title in the Language of the Record

Ceska Republika Zaznamy studenstske

Record Description

During the 1800s, Central/Eastern Europe belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the end of World War I (1918), the Empire was divided into several countries. One of these countries was known as Czechoslovakia for most of the 20th century. At the time, Czechoslovakia was divided into three major regions: Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia.

The records for this collection come from the Moravia region (between Bohemia and Slovakia). There are six districts in that region: Bruntál, Frýdek-Místek, Nový Jičín, Olomouc, Opava, and Přerov.

Included in this collection are school records from the Opava State Regional Archive, Czech Republic from 1800-1953. These records are in the Czech language.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Czech Republic, School Records 1799-1953.

Record Content

School Records may contain the following information:

  • Name of Child
  • Birth Date
  • Place of Birth
  • Country of Residence
  • Religion
  • Father's name
  • Father’s Place of Residence
  • Grades earned in various subjects taught

How to Use the Record

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and father's name. You will also need to know the school district your ancestor lived in.

Search the Collection

To search by image:

To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Okres" category
⇒ Select the "Obec" category
⇒ Select the "Místo" category
⇒ Select the "Volume number/letter, begin year, end year" category which takes you to the images.

Those browse links can be translated as follows:
Okres = District
Obec = Community
Místo = Place

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Czech. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Czech Republic items or FHL Keyword Czech Republic items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Czech Republic Archives and Libraries.

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How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“Czech Republic, School Records 1799-1953.” Images. FamilySearch. accessed 2015. Citing Zemský archiv v Opavě [Opava State Regional Archive, Czech Republic].

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Czech Republic, School Records 1799-1953.


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