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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.

Description

Church books contain christening (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, christenings, marriages, and burials are kept all for all villages in a parish, for each year. Other times, each village has its own section of christenings, 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.

To read more about About this Collection

http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1209075875587#p=collectionGuidance;c=1429329

How to access the records online

Click on the following link to access baptisms, marriages and burials for localities:

http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1209075875587#c=1429329;t=browsable;w=0;p=collectionDetails

Follow the instructions on the screen.


 

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