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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>
  
== Getting started with Czech Republic research ==
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==Getting Started ==
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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.
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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]]
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:[[Czech Republic Genealogy#More Czech Republic Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
  
Welcome to the '''Czech Republic''' page!<br><br>{{CzechDC}}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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<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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== What Are You Looking For?  ==
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{{Click|File:Czech-ORP.png|Czech Republic Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
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Czech Republic records are kept on the archive level and not on the county or municipality level.<br>
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'''1. '''[[Czech Republic Getting Started|'''Getting Started''']]'''<br> 2. '''[[Czech Republic Finding Birth Information|'''Birth Information''']]'''<br> 3. '''[[Czech Republic Finding Marriage Information|'''Marriage Information''']]'''<br> 4. '''[[Czech Republic Finding Death Information|'''Death Information''']]<br>  
 
  
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'''5. '''[[Czech Republic Determining a Place of Origin|'''Determining Place of Origin''']]'''<br>6. If You Are Czech Citizen...<br>7.<br>8.'''
 
  
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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>
  
== Research Tools  ==
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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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[[File:Prague.jpg|thumb|right|400px|City of Prague]]
  
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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 Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]  
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*[[Czech Republic Records Overview|Records Overview]]
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Czech%20Republic%22 Online Tutorials]
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*[[Czech Republic Parish Finder|Parish Finder]]
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==More Czech Republic Research Tools==
*[[Czech Republic Records Overview|Records Overview]]
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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 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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== Online Databases  ==
 
 
 
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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.
'''Gazetteer'''
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927165 FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]
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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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
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**[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/188 '''Accessing Czech Records''']
 
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**[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/353 '''Genteam.at-a necessity when researching in the Czech Republic and Austria''']
[[Image:{{Karlova Studanka Spa}}]]FamilySearch offers a variety of free classes online and in person to help you discover your family tree. Whether you are just beginning your family history research or are an experienced genealogist, you can learn something new. These classes are taught by genealogy research consultants at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as experts from around the world. Series on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Czech%20Republic%22 Using Online Czech Records] is now available. Prepare to access and search the collections of digitized vital records of the archives in the Czech Republic. Registers (matriky) are available for research on-line through the archives’ websites and some also through the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927165 FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]. Registers contain baptism (birth), marriage, and burial (death) information and are definitely the best source for identifying one’s relatives in the Czech Republic.
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**[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/286 '''Using Online Czech Records: Brno Moravian Land Archives''']
 
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**[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/293 '''Using Online Czech Records- Land Archives in Opava''']
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**[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/291 '''Using Online Czech Records: State Regional Archives in Trebon''']
 
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**[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/292 '''Using Online Czech Records- State Regional Archives in Zamrsk''']
[[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.
 
 
 
== Related Articles  ==
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing these collectiond are found at:'''<br>
 
 
 
*[[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 Clickable Maps

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


Litoměřice Regional ArchivesPlzeň Regional ArchivesPrague (Praha) City ArchivesPrague (Praha) Regional ArchivesZámrsk Regional ArchivesOpava Land ArchivesPrague (Praha) City ArchivesTřeboň Regional ArchivesBrno Moravian Land ArchivesCzech image map4.png
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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.

City of Prague

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.


View of Ostrava, Northern Moravian City