Czech Republic Obituaries

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Denní Hlasatel

An excellent source of information for those that are researching Czech (Bohemian) ancestors is the Czech-language newspaper called the Denní Hlasatel that has been published in the Chicago area since 1891.

Searching the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index is the first step in finding detailed obituaries in the newspaper. Once you have located the name of the deceased and the date of obituary publication, you may then obtain the complete detailed obituary from the actual Denni Hlasatel issue via one of the microfilm repositories:

Microfilm of the Chicago newspaper, the Denni Hlasatel, contains much information that occurred from 1891 to the present. For those who do not read or write the language, the most valuable information is obituaries.

A word of caution. Not every issue of the Denni Hlasatel is on microfilm. In the case of the 1930's, the months of November 1932, December 1932, March 1934 and September 1935 are missing. Also, there are probably some errors of interpretation due to the poor quality of some of the microfilm.

Please note that although the Denni Hlasatel is still in existence, it is not possible to receive any information from the publisher.

Accessing the Denni Hlasatel from Microfilm Repositories