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Guide to '''Czech Republic ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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The '''Czech Republic''' is a country in Central Europe bordering [[Poland Genealogy|Poland]], [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]], [[Austria Genealogy|Austria]], and [[Slovakia Genealogy|Slovakia]]. It includes the three historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. From 1918 to 1993, it was the Western part of ''Czechoslovakia''. The official language is Czech.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Czech Republic," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
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*[[Czech Republic Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?|What's the next step?]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Beginners Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Beginners Corner Tips for Beginners|Tips for beginners]]
 
  
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<h3>Getting Started with Czech Republic Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Czech Republic research.
Most of the Czech Republic records are now available online. [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/using-online-czech-records-introduction/578 Introduction] to the Using Online Czech Records series will teach you how to use the Czech digitized records.
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*[[Czech Republic How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
 
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*[[Czech Republic Getting Started| Getting Started]]
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*[[Czech Republic Finding Birth Information|How to Find Birth Information]]
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*[[Czech Republic Finding Marriage Information|How to Find Marriage Information]]
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*[[Czech Republic Finding Death Information|How to Find Death Information]]
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*[[Czech Republic Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) invites you to attend their 14th Genealogical and Cultural Conference planned for October 24-26, 2013 in Lombard, Illinois. Click [http://www.cgsi.org/news/events/2013/10/23/14th-cgsi-genealogical-and-cultural-conference-lombard-illinois here] for more information.
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:[[Czech Republic Genealogy#More Czech Republic Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
 
 
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*[[Czech Republic Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*Biographies
 
*[[Czech Republic Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Census|Census]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Records|Church Records]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Directories|Directories]]  
 
*Dwellings
 
*[[Czech Republic Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Handwriting|Handwriting]]
 
*Heraldry
 
*[[Czech Republic History|History]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Jewish History|Jewish History]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Names Personal|Names Personal]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Names Geographical|Names Geographical]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Population|Population]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Town Records|Town Records]]
 
  
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<h3>Czech Republic Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Czech Republic research.
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*[[Czech_Republic_Online_Genealogy_Records|Czech Republic Online Records]]
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*[[Czech Republic Parish Finder|Parish Finder]]
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*[http://actapublica.eu/userdata/matriky_na_internetu_cr.pdf Jurisdiction boundary Map]
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*[[Czech Republic Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]
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*[[Czech Republic Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
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:[[Czech Republic Genealogy#More Czech Republic Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
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== Getting started with Czech Republic research  ==
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==Czech Republic Maps==
  
Welcome to the '''Czech Republic Page'''!
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Czech Republic records are kept on the archive level and not on the county or municipality level.<br>
  
FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Czech Republic Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Czech records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Czech Republic Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
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== Research Tools  ==
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===Archival Regions===
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First use [http://www.genteam.at/ '''GenTeam Free Gazetteer'''] to find out which archive holds the records that you need. [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/1/13/1-Genteam_Gazetteer-Instruction.pdf '''GenTeam Instructions''']. If you do not know the name of the village or parish your ancestors lived in, see [[Tracing Immigrant Origins|'''Tracing Immigrant Origins''']], [[Czech Republic Determining a Place of Origin|'''Czech Republic Determining a Place of Origin''']]  and [[Czech Republic Emigration and Immigration|'''Czech Republic Emigration and Immigration''']]. Click on the archival region covering the location of your parish, either on the map or from the list.<br>
  
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*[[Brno Moravian Land Archives, Czech Republic|Brno Moravian Land Archives]]
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*[[Litoměřice Regional Archives, Czech Republic|Litoměřice Regional Archives]]
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*[[Opava Land Archives, Czech Rebublic|Opava (Olomouc) Land Archives]]
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*[[Plzeň Regional Archives, Czech Republic|Plzeň Regional Archives]]
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*[[Prague (Praha) City Archives, Czech Republic|Prague (Praha) City Archives]]
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*[[Prague (Praha) Regional Archives, Czech Republic|Prague (Praha) Regional Archives]]
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*[[Třeboň Regional Archives, Czech Republic|Třeboň Regional Archives]]
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*[[Zámrsk Regional Archives, Czech Republic|Zámrsk Regional Archives]]
  
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==More Czech Republic Research Strategies==
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for the Czech Republic.
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*[[Czech Republic How to Guides|"How to"&nbsp;Guides]]
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*[[Czech Republic Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]
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*[[Czech Republic Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?|What's the next step?]]
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*[[Czech Republic Beginners Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]
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*[[Czech Republic Beginners Corner Tips for Beginners|Tips for beginners]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/using-online-czech-records-introduction/578 Introduction Using Online Czech Records] - Most of the Czech Republic records are now available online. Using Online Czech Records series will teach you how to use the Czech digitized records.
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*[[Czech Republic Determining a Place of Origin|Determining Place of Origin]]
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*[[Czech Republic If You Are Czech Citizen...|If You Are Czech Citizen...]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Beginning Research|Beginning Czech Republic Research]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Beginning Research|Beginning Czech Republic Research]]  
*[[Czech Republic Determining a Place of Origin|Determining a Place of Origin in the Czech Republic]]  
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*[[Czech Republic Records Overview|Records Overview]]
*[[Czech Republic Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Czech%20Republic%22 Online Classes]
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==More Czech Republic Research Tools==
*[[Czech Republic Parish Finder|Parish Finder]]
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in the Czech Republic.
*[[Czech Republic Records Overview|Records Overview]]
 
 
*[[Czech Republic Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Websites|Websites]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Websites|Websites]]  
*[[Czech Republic Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
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*[http://www.genteam.at/ GenTeam Free Gazetteer] Find out which archive holds the records that you need
 
 
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*[http://actapublica.eu/userdata/matriky_na_internetu_cr.pdf Archive map showing their jurisdiction boundaries and the links to the online databases]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books from the Brno Moravian Land Archives|Church Books from the Brno Moravian Land Archives]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books from the Litoměřice Regional Archive|Church Books from the Litoměřice Regional Archives]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books from the Opava Land Archive|Church Books from the Opava (Olomouc) Land Archives]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books from the Plzeň Regional Archive|Church Books from the Plzeň Regional Archives]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books from the Praha City Archive|Church Books from the Prague (Praha) City Archives]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books from the Praha Regional Archive|Church Books from the Prague (Praha) Regional Archives]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books from the Třeboň Regional Archive|Church Books from the Třeboň Regional Archives]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books from the Zámrsk Regional Archive|Church Books from the Zámrsk Regional Archives]]
 
 
*[[Czech Republic Prague Conscriptions (1850-1914)|Prague Conscriptions (1850-1914)]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Prague Conscriptions (1850-1914)|Prague Conscriptions (1850-1914)]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic Jewish Registers|Jewish Registers]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Jewish Registers|Jewish Registers]]
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*[http://www.afocr.org/czech-culture/czech-genealogy American Friends of the Czech Republic website] gives a brief how to and where to find your Czech Ancestors with links to sites.
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*[http://www.czechfamilytree.com/start.htm Czech Family Tree]
  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Czech%20Republic%22 Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927165 FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
To find out which archive holds the records that you need click [http://www.genteam.at/ here] You may use this gazetteer for free however you will have to register first. Please be sure to spell the locality name correctly.
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== Did you know?  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:{{Czech Insignia}}]] The '''Czech Republic''' is a country in Central Europe bordering [[Poland|Poland]] to the northeast, [[Germany|Germany]] to the west, [[Austria|Austria]] to the south, and [[Slovakia|Slovakia]] to the east. To read more about the Czech Republic see [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ez.html The World Factbook] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic Wikipedia]. <br>The country was for centuries known as ''Bohemia'' in English. When the nation regained its independence in 1918, the new name of ''Czechoslovakia'' was adopted to reflect the union of the Czech (Bohemian) and Slovak territories. Following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech half of the former nation found itself without a common single-word name in English. In 1993, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggested the name ''Czechia'' as an official alternative; however, this has not become widespread in English.
 
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
  
[[Image:{{Austrian Empire Provinces}}]] The Czech Republic became an independent state on January 1, 1993 when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The area had been part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of the first world war when, in October 1918, the Czech provinces of Austria (Bohemia, Moravia, and Austrian Silesia) joined with the Slovak and Ruthenian (Ukrainian) counties of Hungary to create the Republic of Czechoslovakia. The Ruthenian region had been taken into Ukraine in 1945.
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*[[Czech Republic Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Czech Republic Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Church Books|Czech Republic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Czech Republic Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Czech Republic Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Czech, Northern Moravia, Opava Provincial Archives Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Czech, Northern Moravia, Opava Provincial Archives Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia Seigniorial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia Seigniorial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia, Trebon, Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia, Trebon, Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
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Guide to Czech Republic ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

The Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe bordering Poland, Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. It includes the three historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. From 1918 to 1993, it was the Western part of Czechoslovakia. The official language is Czech.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Czech Republic Research

Links to articles on getting started with Czech Republic research.

See More Research Strategies

Czech Republic Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Czech Republic research.

See More Research Tools


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Czech Republic Maps

Czech Republic records are kept on the archive level and not on the county or municipality level.


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Archival Regions

First use GenTeam Free Gazetteer to find out which archive holds the records that you need. GenTeam Instructions. If you do not know the name of the village or parish your ancestors lived in, see Tracing Immigrant Origins, Czech Republic Determining a Place of Origin and Czech Republic Emigration and Immigration. Click on the archival region covering the location of your parish, either on the map or from the list.

More Czech Republic Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for the Czech Republic.

More Czech Republic Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in the Czech Republic.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Czech Republic," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic, accessed 23 March 2016.