Czech Republic Church Books from the Litoměřice Regional Archive

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Church books of the Litoměřice Regional Archive that cover the time period 1552-1905 are being digitized and available on the FamilySearch website. The database is in English.  
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Church books from the Litoměřice Regional Archives that cover the time period approximately 1552-1905 were digitized.  
  
'''Records Description'''
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Go to: http://matriky.soalitomerice.cz/
  
Church books contain baptisms (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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To enter the database click anywhere on the book image. You may choose the Czech, German or English language by clicking on the cs|en|de characters in the upper right corner. You do not need to use diacritics when searching for the locality.
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Online lesson Using Online Czech Records: Regional Archives in Litomerice will teach you how to use the online record collection.
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These records are also being posted gradually on the FamilySearch website. To access the database click [https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1429329&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D here].
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'''Records Description'''
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Church books contain baptism (birth), marriage, and burial (death) information and are definitely the best source for identifying one’s relatives in the Czech Republic.  
  
 
Entries are usually arranged in chronological order and, after 1784, in a columnar format. Sometimes, baptisms, marriages, and burials are kept all for all villages in a parish, for each year. Other times, each village has its own section of baptisms, marriages, and burials, listed chronologically. Some records are in preprinted forms. Most records include indexes. Czech church records are usually in one of three languages: Czech, German, or Latin.  
 
Entries are usually arranged in chronological order and, after 1784, in a columnar format. Sometimes, baptisms, marriages, and burials are kept all for all villages in a parish, for each year. Other times, each village has its own section of baptisms, marriages, and burials, listed chronologically. Some records are in preprinted forms. Most records include indexes. Czech church records are usually in one of three languages: Czech, German, or Latin.  
  
While the books have been kept to the present, they are only available for research through 1905 because of privacy laws.
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While the books have been kept to the present, they are only available for research through 1905 because of privacy laws. The church books cover a majority of the population.  
  
To read more about the records description click on the following link
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To read more about the records description click on the following link:
  
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1209075875587#p=collectionGuidance;c=1429329
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Czech+Republic+Church+Books+from+the+Litom%C4%9B%C5%99ice+Regional+Archive&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Czech Republic Church Books]
  
'''Records Content'''
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'''Records Content'''  
  
''Baptismal entries'' usually contain the following:
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''Baptismal entries'' usually contain the following:  
*names of the child, parents, godparents, and sometimes grandparents
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*date and place of birth and baptism
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*names of the child, parents, godparents, and sometimes grandparents  
*residence and religion of the parents
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*date and place of birth and baptism  
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*residence and religion of the parents  
 
*whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
 
*whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
  
''Marriage entries'' usually contain the following:
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''Marriage entries'' usually contain the following:  
*names of the bride, groom, their parents, witnesses, and sometimes grandparents
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*date and place of marriage
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*names of the bride, groom, their parents, witnesses, and sometimes grandparents  
*residence and religion of the bride and groom
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*date and place of marriage  
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*residence and religion of the bride and groom  
 
*age, previous marital status, and occupation of bride and groom
 
*age, previous marital status, and occupation of bride and groom
  
''Burial entries'' usually contain the following:
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''Burial entries'' usually contain the following:  
*names of the deceased and spouse/parents
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*date and place of death and burial
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*names of the deceased and spouse/parents  
*residence nd religion of the deceased
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*date and place of death and burial  
*age cause of death of the deceased
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*residence and religion of the deceased  
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*age and cause of death of the deceased
  
To read more about the records description click on the following link
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To read more about the records content click on the following link:
  
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1209075875587#p=collectionGuidance;c=1429329
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1804263 Czech Republic Church Books]
  
'''How to access the records online'''
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[[Czech Republic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
Click on the following link to access baptisms, marriages and burials for localities:
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'''How to access the records online'''
  
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1209075875587#c=1429329;t=browsable;w=0;p=collectionDetails
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Click on the following link to access digital images of the original parish records created by local priests of each parish:  
  
Follow the instructions on the screen.
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Czech+Republic+Church+Books+from+the+Litom%C4%9B%C5%99ice+Regional+Archive&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Czech Republic Church Books]
  
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Follow the instructions on the screen.
  
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Revision as of 15:46, 17 August 2012

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Church books from the Litoměřice Regional Archives that cover the time period approximately 1552-1905 were digitized.

Go to: http://matriky.soalitomerice.cz/

To enter the database click anywhere on the book image. You may choose the Czech, German or English language by clicking on the cs|en|de characters in the upper right corner. You do not need to use diacritics when searching for the locality.

Online lesson Using Online Czech Records: Regional Archives in Litomerice will teach you how to use the online record collection.

These records are also being posted gradually on the FamilySearch website. To access the database click here.

Records Description

Church books contain baptism (birth), marriage, and burial (death) information and are definitely the best source for identifying one’s relatives in the Czech Republic.

Entries are usually arranged in chronological order and, after 1784, in a columnar format. Sometimes, baptisms, marriages, and burials are kept all for all villages in a parish, for each year. Other times, each village has its own section of baptisms, marriages, and burials, listed chronologically. Some records are in preprinted forms. Most records include indexes. Czech church records are usually in one of three languages: Czech, German, or Latin.

While the books have been kept to the present, they are only available for research through 1905 because of privacy laws. The church books cover a majority of the population.

To read more about the records description click on the following link:

Czech Republic Church Books

Records Content

Baptismal entries usually contain the following:

  • names of the child, parents, godparents, and sometimes grandparents
  • date and place of birth and baptism
  • residence and religion of the parents
  • whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate

Marriage entries usually contain the following:

  • names of the bride, groom, their parents, witnesses, and sometimes grandparents
  • date and place of marriage
  • residence and religion of the bride and groom
  • age, previous marital status, and occupation of bride and groom

Burial entries usually contain the following:

  • names of the deceased and spouse/parents
  • date and place of death and burial
  • residence and religion of the deceased
  • age and cause of death of the deceased

To read more about the records content click on the following link:

Czech Republic Church Books

Czech Republic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How to access the records online

Click on the following link to access digital images of the original parish records created by local priests of each parish:

Czech Republic Church Books

Follow the instructions on the screen.