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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1637 through 1889.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in baptism index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Births Marriages
Cechy 974 3,491
Morava 4,126 6,254
Totals 5,100 9,745


How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a baptism search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

IGI

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This index is an index of the baptisms and marriages throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were baptized or married in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Related Web Sites

Czech Republic Births and Baptisms, 1637-1889

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Related Wiki Articles

Czech Republic Genealogy

Czech Republic

Contributions to This Article

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Sources of This Collection

"Czech Republic Births and Baptisms, 1637-1889," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Czech Republic Marriages, 1654-1889," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records thatyou have searched is found in the Wiki Article:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.


Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

  • "Czech Republic Births and Baptisms, 1647-1889."  Database and images, FamilySearch  (www.familysearch,org: accessed March 18, 2011). entry for Mathias Kopecny, born 4 January 1842; citing Birth Records, FHL film 1260982;  Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  • "Czech Republic Marriages, 1654-1889."  Database and images, FamilySearch  (www.familysearch,org: accessed March 18, 2011). entry for Karel Mazal and Franciska Blatna. married 18 February 1816; citing Marriage Records, FHL film 1396005; Index entries derived from copies of original and compiled records.

 

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