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).


Helpful publications at the Family History Library are:

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  • 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.
  • Lutonský, Boleslav. Lexikon genealoga. (Lexikon of genealogist). Praha : B. Lutonský, c2003. (FHL INTL Book 943.71 D26L).

    Genealogical vocabulary that includes not only old-fashioned expressions that the researcher may encounter in their work, but also nold documents, archival materrial such as land tablts, urbarium, estatematerials etc.) overview of guilds, important crafts, measuments and including a list of the frequently used abbreviations.

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Czech Republic Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Czech Republic Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)