Czech Republic Civil Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Ceská republika, Scítání lidu

Record Description

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, and Latin.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Czech Republic, Civil Registers 1874-1937.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Zemsky Archiv v Opave.

Record Content

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 to Use the Record

To search the collection image by image
⇒ 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.

Look at the images one by one 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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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Czech Republic, Civil Registers 1874-1937

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