Czech Republic Civil Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Czech Republic

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at
Access the records: Czech Republic, Civil Registers 1874-1937 .

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Title in the Language of the Record

Ceská republika, Scítání lidu

What is in the Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Czech Republic, Civil Registers 1874-1937.

This collection will include civil registration records of births, marriages and deaths from the Hlucín (Hultschin, Hulczyn) area in the Moravian-Silesian region of the Czech Republic from 1874-1937. The area formerly belonged to the Duchy of Troppau, but was divided in 1742 between Habsburg Austria and the Prussian province of Silesia. At the end of World War I it was made part of Czechoslovakia, later returned to Nazi Germany in 1938, and then restored to Czechoslovakia in 1945. The originals of these records are housed in the Opava district archive, Czech Republic. The records are in Czech, German, or Latin.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Birth records may contain the following information:
  • Names
  • Date of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Location

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Marriage date
  • Location
Death records may contain the following information:
  • Names
  • Date of death
  • Location

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection images,
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Registration Office" category
⇒ Select the "Record type, years and volume" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind: there may be more than one person in the records with the same name. You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Czech, German or Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Czech Republic items or FHL Keyword Czech Republic items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Czech Republic Archives and Libraries.

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How You Can Contribute

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Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Czech Republic, Civil Registers 1874-1937.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Zemsky Archiv v Opave [Opava District Archives, Opava].

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Czech Republic, Civil Registers 1874-1937.