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National Archive in Prague is in the process of digitizing Prague conscriptions and making them available through their digital archive. The database is in English.
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National Archive in Prague is in the process of digitizing and indexing ''Prague police registration forms - conscriptions'' (1850–1914) and making them available through their digital archive. Conscription records (also known as meldezettel) are residence permits issued at the Prague police headquarters for the Prague region. This database available in English can be very helpful in research for family members who lived in Prague.  
  
Go to: http://digi.nacr.cz/prihlasky2/indexen.php
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Beginning in 1850, people were required to register their residence with the local police. Registration forms used in the larger towns of the Austrian Empire, including Bohemia and Moravia, continued to be used in Czechoslovakia until World War II. Today, the collections are sometimes available in city archives (such as Brno, Ostrava, and Prague), but the cards are accessible only on site.  
  
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The entries include the name of the head of household, followed by the name of wife, children and other relatives with whom the family shared the residence, date of registration with the police, number of the house and district (see below for the list of Prague districts), and job of the head of household. It may include year and place of birth, religion and, in case of a married woman, her maiden name. The sheet may also contain entries concerning marriages and deaths and was regularly updated until 1914.  
  
Police registration forms for Prague have been placed online at http://digi.nacr.cz/prihlasky. Currently there are 325,000 entries and eventually all data for the period 1850–1914 will be included. The site is in Czech, and it is necessary to use the correct Czech letters with diacritic marks. Use a word processor such as Microsoft Word to correctly form the word, and then copy and paste it into the search field. At the site, click on "hledani" (search). Key words at the search site are:
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Start with the [http://digi.nacr.cz/prihlasky2/?session=5dec50c0b73c254619d4c2355756d9af092b04a70f41774825ed8a1b3b1148d4&action=uvod introduction] or begin browsing the database by clicking [http://digi.nacr.cz/prihlasky2/?session=38db2f5312d700de1ff5003d17996a7cafb15484d8f3f7e24d3d5f2c1aaf25e8&jazyk=en here].
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'''Prague districts''':<br>
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I<br>II<br>III<br>IV<br>V<br>VI<br>VII<br>VIII<br>IX<br>X<br>XI<br>XII<br>XIII<br>XIV<br>XV<br>XVI<br>XVII<br>XVIII<br>XIV<br>XX<br>
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Staré Město<br>Nové Město<br>Malá Strana<br>Hradčany<br>Josefov (former Jewish Quarter)<br>Vyšehrad<br>Holešovice, Bubny<br>Bohnice, Kobylisy, Libeň<br>Hloubětín, Vysočany<br>Karlín<br>Žižkov<br>Vinohrady<br>Vršovice, Záběhlice<br>Michle, Nusle, Pankrác<br>Braník, Podolí<br>Hlubočepy, Smíchov<br>Košíře, Motol<br>Břevnov, Střešovice <br>Bubeneč, Dejvice<br>Strašnice<br>
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*[http://mapy.vugtk.cz/praha/index.php?rs=2&lg=cze Detailed Maps of Prague] Click on ''Zoomify'' to enlarge the maps. Shows house numbers.
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Latest revision as of 15:18, 30 July 2013

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National Archive in Prague is in the process of digitizing and indexing Prague police registration forms - conscriptions (1850–1914) and making them available through their digital archive. Conscription records (also known as meldezettel) are residence permits issued at the Prague police headquarters for the Prague region. This database available in English can be very helpful in research for family members who lived in Prague.

Beginning in 1850, people were required to register their residence with the local police. Registration forms used in the larger towns of the Austrian Empire, including Bohemia and Moravia, continued to be used in Czechoslovakia until World War II. Today, the collections are sometimes available in city archives (such as Brno, Ostrava, and Prague), but the cards are accessible only on site.

The entries include the name of the head of household, followed by the name of wife, children and other relatives with whom the family shared the residence, date of registration with the police, number of the house and district (see below for the list of Prague districts), and job of the head of household. It may include year and place of birth, religion and, in case of a married woman, her maiden name. The sheet may also contain entries concerning marriages and deaths and was regularly updated until 1914.

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Prague districts:

I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X
XI
XII
XIII
XIV
XV
XVI
XVII
XVIII
XIV
XX

Staré Město
Nové Město
Malá Strana
Hradčany
Josefov (former Jewish Quarter)
Vyšehrad
Holešovice, Bubny
Bohnice, Kobylisy, Libeň
Hloubětín, Vysočany
Karlín
Žižkov
Vinohrady
Vršovice, Záběhlice
Michle, Nusle, Pankrác
Braník, Podolí
Hlubočepy, Smíchov
Košíře, Motol
Břevnov, Střešovice
Bubeneč, Dejvice
Strašnice


 

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