Czech Republic Compiled Genealogies

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Beginner's Guides to Czech Research

Czech Research Outline by Shon R. Edwards

Helpful publications at the Family History Library are:

  • Schlyter, Daniel Martin. A Handbook of Czechoslovak genealogical research. Buffalo Grove, Illinois: Genun, 1985. (FHL book 943.7 D27s).
  • Miller, Olga K. Genealogical research for Czech and Slovak Americans. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1978. (FHL book 943.7 D27m).
  • Capek, Thomas.The Cechs (Bohemians) in America: a study of the national, cultural, political, social, economic and religious life. New York: Arno and the New York Times, 1969. (FHL book 973 B4ai v. 1).
  • Koudelka, Miroslav. Early Censuses in the Czech Lands (before World War I). Naše Rodina: Our Family. Newsletter of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, v. 11, number 2. St. Paul, MN: CGSI, 1999. (973 D25nas v. 10-11 1998-1999).
  • Seton-Watson, Robert William. A History of the Czechs and Slovaks. Hamden, Connecticut : Archon, 1965. (943.7 H2s).

Dictionaries

Pařez, Jan. Česko-anglický příruční slovník genealogický = Handy Czech-English genealogical dictionary. Praha: Scriptorium, 1999. (FHL INTL Book 491.86321 P216c 1999).

This dictionary is a must for the Czech researchers when records and documents are written in Czech. It includes occupations, causes of death etc. Supplements include Czech alphabet, a dictionary of personal names and a dictionary of supreme land and court offices.

FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Online collections containing these records are located in FamilySearch.org

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

Czech Republic Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Czech Republic Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)