Czech Republic Jewish Registers

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Records of the former Jewish communities of the entire Czech Republic are located at the National Archives in Prague. This priceless collection contains more than 3,000 volumes of Jewish birth, marriage, and death registers that cover Bohemia, Moravia, and the Czech part of Silesia for the period 1784-1949.  
 
Records of the former Jewish communities of the entire Czech Republic are located at the National Archives in Prague. This priceless collection contains more than 3,000 volumes of Jewish birth, marriage, and death registers that cover Bohemia, Moravia, and the Czech part of Silesia for the period 1784-1949.  
  
The [http://www.nacr.cz/Upload/pomucky/id_3_2_zidMatrik.pdf collection inventory] organized by town name is available on the website of the National Archive. [http://www.nacr.cz/Upload/pomucky/id_3_3_zidMatrik_rejmist.pdf Locality index] is helpful in determining which register to order.  
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Since May 2012 part of the collection is [http://www.badatelna.cz/fond/1073 already online]. Presently no English or German versions are available but will be in near future.  
  
According to PhDr. Eva Drašarová, director of the Prague National Archive, the entire Jewish collection is currently being digitized. Since May 2012 part of the collection is [http://www.badatelna.cz/fond/1073 already online].  
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There are two ways to find your locality.  
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Click the ''Inventar'' tab and select ''Uredni knihy (matriky a indexy)'' by clicking on the green plus sign. Find your locality in the alphabetical index. Click on the green plus sign next to the locality name. Select the register (N=births, O=marriages, Z=deaths).There are two symbolsunder the register description. The left symbol will open the register. The symbol on the right has a list of all the localitites included in that register.
  
 
In the meantime the archive will respond to a written request from an individual. Click [[Czech Republic Jewish Records#Location|here]] for contact information.  
 
In the meantime the archive will respond to a written request from an individual. Click [[Czech Republic Jewish Records#Location|here]] for contact information.  
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The [http://www.nacr.cz/Upload/pomucky/id_3_2_zidMatrik.pdf collection inventory] organized by town name is available on the website of the National Archive. [http://www.nacr.cz/Upload/pomucky/id_3_3_zidMatrik_rejmist.pdf Locality index] is helpful in determining which register to order.
  
 
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Records of the former Jewish communities of the entire Czech Republic are located at the National Archives in Prague. This priceless collection contains more than 3,000 volumes of Jewish birth, marriage, and death registers that cover Bohemia, Moravia, and the Czech part of Silesia for the period 1784-1949.

Since May 2012 part of the collection is already online. Presently no English or German versions are available but will be in near future.

There are two ways to find your locality.

Click the Inventar tab and select Uredni knihy (matriky a indexy) by clicking on the green plus sign. Find your locality in the alphabetical index. Click on the green plus sign next to the locality name. Select the register (N=births, O=marriages, Z=deaths).There are two symbolsunder the register description. The left symbol will open the register. The symbol on the right has a list of all the localitites included in that register.

In the meantime the archive will respond to a written request from an individual. Click here for contact information.

The collection inventory organized by town name is available on the website of the National Archive. Locality index is helpful in determining which register to order.