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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1930345 |title=Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921|location=Czech Republic}} <br>  
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== Title in the Language of The Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of The Records  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
These records are in Slavic. This collection will cover censuses between 1843 and 1921 for the Czech Republic.  
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These records are in Czech and in German. This collection will cover censuses from the Czech Republic between 1800 and 1945.  
  
The censuses in this collection currently include only those for Northern Bohemia housed in the regional archive of Litoměřice, for Eastern Bohemia housed in the district archive of Trutnov, for Southern Bohemia housed in the regional archive of Třeboň, and for Northern Moravia and Silesia housed in the regional archive of Opava. Images are in Czech and German.  
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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.  
 
More records will be added as they become available.  
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1930345/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing multiple regional archives.}}  
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[[Czech Republic Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:Czech Republic, Litomerice Censuses DGS 4764273 11 Part 1.jpg|Census Part 1
 
Image:Czech Republic, Litomerice Censuses DGS 4764273 11 Part 1.jpg|Census Part 1
 
Image:Czech Republic, Litomerice Censuses DGS 4764273 11 Part 2.jpg|Census Part 2
 
Image:Czech Republic, Litomerice Censuses DGS 4764273 11 Part 2.jpg|Census Part 2
 
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'''Population records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Population records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*House number  
 
*House number  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "District"<br>⇒Select the "Place"<br>⇒ Select the "Census year"<br>⇒Select the "Archive number" which takes you to the images.  
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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.  
  
Look at the images one by one 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.  
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'''When searching:'''<br> 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.
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To browse the collection images,''' you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "District"<br>⇒Select the "Place"<br>⇒ Select the "Census year"<br>⇒Select the "Archive number," which takes you to the images.
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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.  
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Czech (a Slavic language) and German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Czech Republic Genealogical Word List]] <br>
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*[[Czech Republic Language and Languages]]
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*[[German Word List]]
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*[[Germany Handwriting]]
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*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
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=== 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.  
 
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.  
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*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
 
*Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
 
 
*If they are subject to military service, they may have military files in the State or National Archives.  
 
*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; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records.
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=== 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.  
 
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.  
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*The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
 
*The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
  
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*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.
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*Search the records of nearby localities (counties, parishes, etc.).
  
These records are in Slavic. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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=== Other Searches  ===
  
[[Czech Republic Genealogical Word List]] <br> [[Czech Republic Language and Languages]]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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*[http://www.czso.cz/eng/redakce.nsf/i/history_of_population_census_in_1868_1940 Czech Statistical Office (CSU)]  
 
*[http://www.czso.cz/eng/redakce.nsf/i/history_of_population_census_in_1868_1940 Czech Statistical Office (CSU)]  
*[http://www.soalitomerice.cz/en State Regional Archives Litomerice]
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*[http://www.soalitomerice.cz/en State Regional Archives Litomerice]
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*[https://digi.ceskearchivy.cz/DA?lang=en State Regional Archives Třeboň]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Czech Republic]]  
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*[[Czech Republic Genealogy|Czech Republic]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Census]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Census]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Archives and Libraries]]
  
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for this Collection ==
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1930345/waypoints Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921]
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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.  
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing multiple regional archives, country-wide, Czech Republic.}}<br><br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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Latest revision as of 21:16, 18 June 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of The Records

  • Tschechische Republik, Volkzählungen (German)
  • Česká republika Sčítání lidu (Czech)

Record Description

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.

Record Content

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.

When searching:
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:

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.

For example:

  • 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.).

Other Searches

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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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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.

Collection Citation:

"Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing multiple regional archives, country-wide, 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, Censuses,1800-1945.

 

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