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Title in the Language of The Records
- Tschechische Republik, Volkzählungen (German)
- Česká republika Sčítání lidu (Czech)
These records are in Czech and in German. This collection will cover censuses from the Czech Republic between 1800 and 1945.
These are censuses images for the Czech Republic. For Northern Bohemia, the collection only includes those records housed in the regional archive of Litoměřice, for Eastern Bohemia--those housed in the district archve of Trutnov, for Southern Bohemia--those stored in the regional archive of Třeboň, and for Northern Moravia and Silesia--those found in the regional archive of Opava. The collection also includes images and indexed records for the Zámrsk area taken from the Zámrsk Archive. The images are in Czech and German.
More records will be added as they become available.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Czech Republic, Censuses,1800-1945.|
Population records usually contain the following information:
- House number
- Head of household
- Names of members of the household (including servants)
- Ages, occupations, religions
- Relationships to head of household
- Some also give date and place of birth.
How to Use the Records
This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, and some other identifying information, such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.
Search the Collection
To browse the collection images, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "District"
⇒Select the "Place"
⇒ Select the "Census year"
⇒Select the "Archive number," which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Czech (a Slavic language) and German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
- Czech Republic Genealogical Word List
- Czech Republic Language and Languages
- German Word List
- Germany Handwriting
- Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)
Using the Information
The census records link families together into family groups and greatly supplement the research process. They are extremely valuable in locating birthplaces, and determining ages, and relationships and lead to primary vital records sources, making them very valuable for pedigree links. Each census is important by itself, but each should also be used with church records and other censuses. A census can provide you with names and ages of family members, which can then be used to calculate birth or marriage dates. It can provide the county and town where your ancestor lived, people living with (or gone from) the family, and relatives that may have lived nearby. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
- Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives outside of the immediate family.
- Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- If they are subject to military service, they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
- Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.
Be sure to extract all families before you look at other records. The relationships given will help you to organize family groups. The family groupings will help you identify related families when you discover additional information in other records.
Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:
- Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.
- You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
- You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
- Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
- The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Check for variant spellings of the names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the records of nearby localities (counties, parishes, etc.).
|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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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.
- "Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing multiple regional archives, country-wide, Czech Republic.
|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, Censuses,1800-1945.|
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