Polish Birth Records in Czech Archives

Today I found some Polish birth records in the Ostrava Land Archives online! See? Basically, this book includes birth records for a lot of teeny tiny towns, including two that are in present day Poland. It looks like these are Silesian villages. Clearly, the borders were very different back then. Here is what I think is Read more about Polish Birth Records in Czech Archives[…]

“Magd Tocht”

In this 1835 death record in the Kunčice-Vratimov parish, this child is described as, “Anna der Marina Waschiczek Mgd Tocht.” In these Czech records, typically the format of a child’s death is like this: [given name] of [father’s given and surname], [father’s occupation] of [place] This entry doesn’t fit that format. Instead, it’s: Anna of [mother’s given Read more about “Magd Tocht”[…]