Czech Republic Letter Writing Guide
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The Czech and Slovak Letter Writing Guide is for researchers who do not speak Czech but must write to the Czech Republic for genealogical records. It includes a form you could use in requesting genealogical records.
Follow these six steps when requesting genealogical records from the Czech Republic:
Step#1 Prepare your ancestor's information.
- Review everything you know about your ancestor.
- Fill in the names, dates, places, and source citations on a family group record.
- Decide which ancestral line you want to extend.
- If you are missing some essential information back up to the place where you have some record of your ancestor and work from there.
Step#2 Fill out and mail your application.
- Click above on the Czech and Slovak Letter Writing Guide link.
- Read instructions on how to request genealogical research.
- Fill out an application from the pages 4-5.
- Important! Specify your limit on research charges.
- Mail to the address listed at the top of your application.
Step#3 Receive a letter requesting a payment.
- You will receive a letter requesting a payment.
Step#4 Pay the bill.
- Go to the bank and wire the money. Use account number and other information given to you in the letter.
- Reference a research invoice number. You will find this number at the top of the letter. This is very important so that they will credit your account accordingly. You may include your name as well.
Step#5 Receive the archival report.
- Your archival report will be probably in the Czech language.
- Translate the report or have someone else translate it for you.
- Add the names, dates, places, source citations, and any other information given in the report on your family group record.
Step#6 Repeat the process for other ancestral lines.