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Bohemia and Moravia
Genealogical Research

The Czech, Bohemian, and Moravian Genealogical Research Page offers tools, resources, and information to help you search your Czech family history and ancestry. You will also find links to a wealth of information on the area now known as the Czech Republic. Stop at the What's New page to see latest changes to this site

The Family Tree Maker 2008 is now available

While your here be sure to add your family search information to Czeching Out Our Ancestors. Stop by and see if someone is researching your family name or add your surnames and email address. There is no charge for the listings, updated daily.

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Omaha Nebraska's Easter Tornado of 1913

Each month we will will be featuring a new Book of the Month in our Czech and Slovak Bookstore.

Czech Chicken Noodle Soup - Recipe, customs, traditions and memories. A must read.

Vote for your Favorite Czech Christmas Carol or check the results to date to see which Koledy is winning the poll

If you have a question, try the Czech Genealogy Research forum. Over 50,000 questions and answers are on line. Your answer may be waiting already.

You will always find unusual Czech items on eBay.



Build Your Family Tree On Line

New Surname in Czeching Out Our Ancestors....

We invite you to join us for a Wedding in the Eastern European Tradition complete with Czech, Bohemian, and Moravian wedding customs

Czechoslovakia at the Century of Progress, Chicago, Illinois 1933
For a Czech perspective on the news see Czech News sources updated daily
You can Order Birth and Death Records Online! at
The book Culture and Customs of the Czech Republic and Slovakia By Craig Cravens just published last year makes great reading
The Czechoslovak Cookbook, Czechoslovakia's Best-Selling Cookbook Adapted for American Kitchens Includes Recipes for Authentic Dishes Like Goulash, Apple Strudel, and Pischinger Torte by Joza Brizova and C. Adams was translated to English by A. Vahalla (Translator)
Independent Bohemia An Account of the Czecho Slovak Struggle for Liberty. Reprint of the work by Vladimir Nosek Secretary To The Czecho-Slovak Legation In London in 1918
The Czech Embassy, Washington, D.C.
If you have Czech ancestry, you will find the work in progress, Czech Settlements and Communities in the US By Miloslav Rechcigl. Jr. very interesting
The Czech Republic: A Curriculum Guide for Secondary School Teachers Created by the Center for Russian and East European Studies University Center for International Studies at University of Pittsburgh April 2004

Notes of a Teacher On Emigration Circa 1905. Quoted in "Our Slavic Fellow Citizens" by Professor Emily G. Balch.

Czech - Languages Of The World language learning course
Celebrate your Czech Heritage in song and dance at our new Czech Music Shop. Listen to Czech Melody Time hosted by Dennis Svatek on line

Singing in Czech - A Guide to Czech Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire

The Rozmberk Society Kojakovice Peasant Museum in the Czech Republic has a permanent exhibition on emigration from South Bohemia to America, linked to a long-term genealogy project
Ship Arrivals from Europe 1727 to 1930
The first map in our new Map Resource section was Moravia, 1760, the second is Bohemia, Silesia, and Moravia 1895.

Learn how to get a free or low cost map of your ancestral village from the Library of Congress too.

The third map added is a street map of Prague, circa 1900. Fourth map is a map of the States of the Germanic Confederation - 1836 by G. Boynton.

Maps & Guidebooks by Rand McNally Publishers

The Czech legend of the Golem
MSN On Line Atlas of the Czech Republic
Emigration to the USA from the Policka region in 1850 - 1890, Genealogical Seminar, full text of the presentation on the of the Czech Heritage Society of Texas in Hillsoboro, TX, in July this year by Karel Kysilka
The Survey of Czech and Slovak Historic Sites and Monuments in America can use your help
FamilySearch® of the International Genealogical Index of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, LDS Ancestral File, and Family History Library Catalog had its formal opening on 24 May 1999.
The Prague Municipal Archives and information on contacts and services
From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Svejk - A Dictionary of Czech Popular Culture by Andrew Roberts
Every week we will be posting a new Photo of the Week. This week we feature the Czech Hall in Yukon, Oklahoma. Find out how you can have your favorite picture featured as the Photo of the Week too.
The official information page for Cesky Krumlov located along the Vlatava River south of Prague with tour of the colorful painted castle and tower
The Czech, Slovak, and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogical Research Question and Answer Forum now has a special section for Czech, Bohemian, and Moravian family research. See if you can help someone with a question about research in the area or post any question you may have. The forum will now have both Topics and Threads.
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The long overdue alphabetic index to Czeching Out Our Ancestors is now available with over 12,000 surnames posted through 31 July 1999
Czech Language Video Cassettes at our new Czech and Slovak Movie Page
Get a piece of Czech and Slovak history to share with your family
Weather forecast and current conditions for the Czech Republic and the towns of Brno, Cervena, Cheb, Churanov, Holesov, Kocelovice, Kostelni Myslova, Liberec, Milesovka, Ostrava, Prague Libus, Prague, Pribyslav, Primda, and Usti Nad Orlici
Female Czech and Slovak Given Names and Male Czech and Slovak Given Names at Kabalarian Philosophy

BabyZone Czech and Slovak Given Names

Preserving Czech Cultural Heritage in America
Traditional Czech Etiquette and Customs
Two classic Moravian folk songs, Kaca and Cibulanka, are now available for you listening pleasure in midi format. If your using Internet Explorer 3.0, that's Kaca playing in the background
Bohus' Czech Polka/Waltz Midi Page
November 2 - All Souls Day in the Czech republic

Saint John Nepomuk Roman Catholic Church, the oldest Czech parish in America, was the Mother Church for almost all early Catholic eastern European immigrants to Saint Louis, Missouri.

A limited supply of their 125th Anniversary Book is available, a most fascinating account of the early Czech Catholic settlers of Saint Louis

St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church, Saint Louis, Missouri, Parish History

Infant of Prague Church, Cheektowaga, NY

The story of the Infant Jesus of Prague along with the history and traditions surrounding the statue

A Short Introduction to the History, Customs and Practices of the Moravian Church

Moravian Church Genealogy Links

Kostohryz and Rydel - Looking Back 400 Years on a Czech family
Karel Kysilka Czech Page
The Masek Family History
The Simecek Family Genealogy Forum
The Andraschko Genealogy website also researching the names Schacherl, Schneider, Hikke, and Paulik or Paulus
The Frus - Pycha Family Home Page - Czech it Out
Heinrich Family History Worldwide research of the Heinrich Family & many German Moravian, German Bohemian, Moravian, Bohemian, German, Czech and related families
The Jelen Family Tree and Genealogy
Vopal, Bilski, Kaluzny, and Zaroff Genealogy
Tatounova Genealogy with focus on Czech genealogical research in the Czech archives
The Zrostlik (and relatives) recently enhanced home web site
The Trojka Family (Troyka Family) Home Page
In remembrance of Wilhelm Maul
The Zabel Family Homepage
The Dvorak Family Web Site
The John Halaychik Family Home Page
Obituary of Marie Franclova and information on the Franzl / Francl Family
Stary Family (1876 to present), Kozikowski Family (1884 to 1986), Murany/Muranko Family (1840 to present), and the Vargo Family (1864 to present)
- The Horak Family of Vamberk, Bohemia at the Girvan Family Pages
Dave Fashenpour and this is my family
Anna and Jerry Chlup tell their story
Mike Linksvayer: Names
Karel Kysilka's Homepage, Napajedla, Czech Republic
The Eichler Family web page
The Moravian composer, Leos Janacek

Vaclav Burant brought his family to America from Radous, Czechoslovakia in 1874. His youngest son, Eduard, loved music and grew up to be an accomplished musician. He was a charter member of the Cleveland Orchestra and also one of the original Sousaphone players in the "John Phillips Sousa Band".

Czech Classical Music on line

The Ruzicka / Rose / Staroba / Manchak / Senio family page
Radio Prague's Virtual Cemetery fetures the graves of famous Czechs and All Souls Day in the Czech Republic
Report on the Czech and Slovak America Conference in Minneapolis April 24-26, 1999
The Czech Research List at the FEEFHS
What's A Wend? by Russell Szlauosch (Schwausch)
Old Homes of New Americans was written in 1913 to explain what an Austro-Hungarian was to their new neighbors in America. It offers an interesting perspective on the stereotypes and prejudices facing the Austro-Hungarian immigrant in their new country

Sailings from Fiume to New York by the Cunard line in 1911

Who's Who in Central Europe - 1933
The book To Reap a Bountiful Harvest: Czech Immigration beyond the Mississippi, 1850-1900 makes for great reading
On line - O Pioneers!, the book by Willa Cather
The Czech Genealogy Page with a GEDCOM index of over 7,000 individuals
The American Czech Educational Center, Saint Louis, Missouri
The Czech Center, New York
North Moravian Genealogical Resources

A little guide to North Moravia Parish Books

A little guide to North Moravian Military Records

Information on the Moravian Heritage Society, publishers of the Morava Krasna quarterly, Helene B. Cincebeaux, editor who has a Bohemian and Moravian Wedding Traditions exhibit planned for fall 1998
The Czech KJT, Catholic Union of Texas

The Catholic Order of Foresters Benevolent Society

Moravian Art for Web Pages courtesy of the Moravian Church
The German-Bohemian Heritage Society Homepage
The Czech Republic Cross Index at the FEEFHS
Anne's Bohemia - Czech Literature and Society, 1310-1420

A Short History of Austria-Hungary by H. Wickham Steed, Walter Alison Phillips, and David Hannay, published 1914

The ethnic breakdown of the Czech Republic, Part of Ethnologue
Czech Heritage Society of Texas Home Page

Old Czech photo of the SPJST Lodge in Gonzales, Texas

Czech Heritage Society of Texas Bexar County Chapter

The book, Texas Graveyards A Cultural Legacy is quite interesting

Texas-Czech - Bohemian-Moravian Bands historical recordings collection

Tex-Czech Polkas and Conjunto! Texas-Mexican Border Music, V. 5 -- Polkas de Oro at Rounder Records

Czech-Slovak USA Queen Pagent in Wilbur, Nebraska
The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, publisher of the nase Rodina quarterly now has a new URL
Information on getting a free copy of Czech & Slovak Connections
Archives of the Czechs and Slovaks Abroad at the University of Chicago
Czech Genealogy Research Aids
The Institute for Historical Family Research (IHFF) Books on Bohemia
The Czechs in America by George Kovtun, Czech Area Specialist, European Division, at the European Reading Room of the Library of Congress

The Czech and Slovak Collections at the Library of Congress

Felix Gundacker offers genealogical research in the lands of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. and has a Guide to Archives and Parish-Registers of what was formerly the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in the English language
Stitched With Love - a review of the Czech & Slovak folk art and folk dress exhibit from the Baine/Cincebeaux Collection and Ethnic Heritage Festival in Baltimore
John Snow, researcher in the 1800's in the battle against cholera, one of the biggest killers in the villages of Czech

Ethnographic and Religious Divisions of the Czecho-Slovak Republic based on the 1930 Census of the Czecho-Slovak Republic

The US Census Bureau Census 2000 web page

Commerce Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Robert J. Shapiro and Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt release the first set of Census 2000 numbers: the resident population and Congressional apportionment totals for each state via internet RealVideo Broadcast

Historical Atlas of East Central Europe, an atlas that covers all of East Central Europe, from the early fifth century through 1992 by Paul Robert Magocsi is worth getting from your library

The MapQuest interactive atlas allows you to find any place in the world including the smaller villages of the Czech Republic

Hutterite Place Names in Europe at the FEEFHS East European MAP ROOM has a map of 16th and 17th century Hutterian communities in Moravia and Slovakia

Czechs per Square Mile based on the 1990 United States Census and a link to the site where you can make your own maps down to the county level based on hundreds of pieces of demographic data. This is a fun site for all ages.

Czech Republic FAQ page
Czech and Slovakian Arms, a brief history
Radio-Praha broadcasting in RealAudio

Radio Prague's History Online, a fifteen page history of the Czech Republic with graphics - This is a must visit site!

Czech Americans in Sports by Mila Rechcigl
St. Martin's Declaration, 28 October 1918
Eduard Benes, Czecho-Slovak leader
On line Phone Directory for the Czech Republic
Translations of Slovak and Czech documents, Martin Gregor and the Czech and Slovak Yellow Pages

Moravian translations

Czech/English and English/Czech on line dictionary

Nina Trnka's Czech/English English/Czech Translation Dictionary

The University of Ostrava with city information
REESWeb: Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

Karen Rondestvedt, Curator for Slavic & East Europen Collections at Stanford University Libraries

Slovak Roots - Getting Started, A Guide for Researching Your Roots in the Slovak and Czech Republics by John A. Hudick, is required reading.
The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia: A Historical Reader

The Czech Republic at Virtual Jerusalem, Jewish Communities of the World

This year was the 59th anniversary of Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, see what you missed and get the dates for 2008
Jindrichuv Hradec, Bohemia
Brno in south Moravia is the second largest city in the Czech Republic
Plzen, the metropolis of West Bohemia
Hotel Drnholec in the Czech republic
Welcome to Stary Maletin, Czech Republic
Nový Hrozenkov, Czech Republic
History of Holešov with photos
Prague, Grafitti, a rather strange but interesting site on urban art

Czech and Slovak Staged photography

The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia: A Historical Reader

Prague Jewish ghetto

The Czech National Library in Prague

Telc, the historic center, A UNESCO World Heritage Site
A History of Zlin
Czech Republic by the Czech Centres of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
The United States Embassy of the Czech Republic
The latest information on the Slovak and Czech Archives by Duncan B. Gardiner
A collection of Czech Flags in various graphic formats and sizes at the Flags of the World
City and Town Plans of the Czech Republic from Generations Press
CESNET has much information on the Czech Republic
Soc.Genealogy.Slavic exists to support the new unmoderated newsgroup for Slavic genealogy discussions.
Czech Academy of Fine Arts - Akademie vytvarnych umeni
T&P Research professional researchers providing services focused on genealogical help in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

Emmer, Hönig & Müller Genealogy Service

Dvorana is a Czech travel agency specializing in folk music heritage and genealogical tours of the country

Czech and Slovak Travel Information and Tours by Weber Travel Agency includes photos from their last Czech and Slovak tours

Magical Journys in Bohemia

The Global Bookstore for the traveler to the Czech and Slovak Republics

Armchair World's Tips for Travelers to Eastern Europe

Central European multilingual utilites for Windows at Fingertip Software

If you need some Slovak and Czech speaking software, just contact Eurocenter and Software602, Inc., a subsidiary of biggest Czech-Slovak software producer that also offers Slovak speaking software in United States

How's the weather in the Czech Republic today?

Current Weather Forecast for Prague and other cities in Czech Republic

The Zlata Praha Restaurant in Astoria, New York has their menu on line
The Foods and Recipes Message Index for Genealogy Czech and Slovak at Delphi Forums, 1998-2007
Making Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables at Home - Creative recipes for lactic fermented food to improve your health by Klaus Kaufmann and Annelies Schoneck is a great book for under $10.00

Czech Eating Out

Ole Czech Bakery & Smokehouse Czech style Smoked meats and Kolache shipped to your door

Mrs. Mauro's Potica - great nut roll

Experience Easter in the Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Tradition

 Traditional Czech Carp and Candle - Karel Franta  Design of the 1997 Czech Christmas Stamp
We invite you to join us for a
Celebration of Christmas in the
Czech, Bohemian, and Moravian Tradition

We now have a chat room in the new forum. We need a volunteer to host a chat at specific times and dates. If you would like to take on this responsibility, leave email to As soon as we have a chat leader, the times and dates will be posted. Take a look around the Chat Area. It is open 24 hours a day and free for you to use for your Czech, Bohemian or Moravian family research.

Post your surnames and villages of interest on the internet along with your email contact information.

Czeching Out Our Ancestors is updated daily. Stop by and see if someone is researching your family name or add your surnames and email address. There is no charge for the listings that now contains over 12,000 surnames.

Czeching Out Our Ancestors

Links to Genealogy Sites

Ellis Island Wall of Honor

History Buff's Homepage is devoted to press coverage of events in American history
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet now with an amazing 265,000 links

A Barrel of Links for genealogy

Root Diggin' Dept. by Janyce with extensive links.

Ukrainian WWW Links with 2,900+ links to pages about the Ukraine
Eastern Slovakia, Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Research with a special section called Searching in Slovakia for posting your family information that now contains over 8,200 surnames
Karolus Genealogy with an English menu, scroll to the bottom left frame
GenWeb's listing of Indexed Family Information on the WWW
Surname to Soundex converter at the Rand Genealogy Club. Soundex is the indexing system used in the U.S. Census records.
The Saint Louis Genealogical Society home page
3,500 surnames appearing in the index to the Pitzman's 1878 St. Louis Atlas
The American Genealogical Lending Library has an online catalog of reference material available.
The National Archives in Washington, D.C. on line Catalog of Genealogical Holdings
The Newberry Library is an independent research library. The holdings comprise over 1.4 million volumes, 5 million manuscript pages, and 75,000 maps. They have a very strong Genealogy Department.
The United States Library of Congress American Memory Historical Collections for the National Digital Library - This is a MUST VISIT site!
AAA Map'n'Go CyberRouter by DeLorme Mapping
Notable Citizens of the Planet Earth features biographies of the famous
Abbreviations used in genealogy
Numbering Systems in Genealogy is a great explanation of numbering systems used in genealogy by Richard Pence.
Mail Order Genealogy. How to get ripped off by mail if you don't read the fine print.
Twenty Ways to Avoid Genealogical Grief

How To Save Your Stuff From a Disaster

Free on line Soundex Calculator for working with census indexes and microfilms
If you plan on doing an oral history, be sure to read the list of Oral History Questions at Gene Pool before you get started
Tips for International Research of your family history
U.S. Genealogical Resources by State - Comprehensive resources to aide in your family research and genealogy including courthouses, cemeteries, funeral homes, clubs, organizations, libraries, museums, societies, and professional researchers.

How to get Vital Records Information for all 50 states

The United States USGenWeb Project, Genealogy by state and county

The Journal of Online Genealogy
Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine on line edition
Before you search through microfilm rolls of old church registers, be sure to read the tutorial on Deciphering Old Handwriting at the Treasure Maps Genealogy Research Room Page
Restoring Old Photographs that have faded
Calendars, a detailed explanation and rules for calendars

Historic Events and Birth Dates of the Day by Scope Systems

New Steamship Consultants is the World's Largest Dealer of Original Ocean Liner Memorabilia
Park Genealogical Books has an extensive group of eastern European reference books available
U.S. Bureau of Census

U.S. 1990 Census Surname and First Name Search showing frequency of first names and the 89,000 most common surnames in America

Switchboard, an on line searchable listing of 90,000,000 households in America

InfoSpace white pages, yellow pages, blue pages, 800 directory, and fax directory for the United States, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Slovenia

Yahoo! People Search surname searcher and reverse telephone look-up utility that is handy for people like me who write a number down without a name on a regular basis.

U.S. Geographic Name Server

Canada's Geographical Names! Search and retrieve geographic information.



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We are always looking for new sites to add, ideas, or information to add to this site relating to genealogical research in the Czech Republic.
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