Motivation Monday: RootsTech thoughts, plans, dreams, fears, etc.

I will be going to RootsTech 2017 in a little over one week for the first time in my life. I have never done this before, though we used to live in Utah. But we had the excuse of being poor students. In 2009 I was working as a teacher at BYU StarTalk Arabic, the second Read more about Motivation Monday: RootsTech thoughts, plans, dreams, fears, etc.[…]

Workday Wednesday: Rychtář

Written by Kate Challis and Lukáš Svoboda who blogs here.Your Czech ancestors almost certainly had some kind of contact with the village rychtář. Who was he, and what exactly did he do? Czech: fojt or šoltysGerman: Richter, Vogt, Schultheiss Latin: judex, scultetus, advocatusThere is no simple equivalent translation into English, therefore it is often translated as Read more about Workday Wednesday: Rychtář[…]

Back Issues of SPJST’s Věstník are online!

Hey! While looking for something completely different, I stumbled across something I absolutely must share with all of those who have some kind of connection to Texas Czechs. When Czechs immigrated to Texas, they brought with them deep and abiding love of literature, education, and culture. After all, Jan Amos Komenský was a Czech. It Read more about Back Issues of SPJST’s Věstník are online![…]

Census Records have Discrepancies, AND THAT IS OKAY!

I’m participating in a genealogy panel on Dear Myrtle’s blog. Here’s what I wrote this week: In this chapter, Rose describes some specific points that researchers must consider when dealing with certain common record sets. It makes sense that these examples are North America-centric, since the GPS is a standard created by the Board for Certification Read more about Census Records have Discrepancies, AND THAT IS OKAY![…]

In which I prove that Watson is valuable to Sherlock

I’m partipating in a fun genealogy panel on Dear Myrtle’s blog. I want to polish the first piece I wrote before sharing it on my blog, but here’s what I wrote this week. You can watch it here. My part is from 46:34-1:04 Rose’s Casebuilding Scenarios In this chapter, Rose describes two scenarios: 1. After a Read more about In which I prove that Watson is valuable to Sherlock[…]

Church Record Sunday: Frenštát 1806 “posthumous”

Loading… I shall be continuing this series throughout 2017, due to popular request. I hope that you are able to see the embedded images. If not, please write a comment, or send me an email. I think this has the potential to be an extremely valuable tool for those just beginning their journey in Czech Read more about Church Record Sunday: Frenštát 1806 “posthumous”[…]

Czech Jurisdictions in Familysearch: Part One

How do you document a Czech place name in Familysearch? This is a constant source of frustration for Czech genealogists. Have you ever used Familysearch as a cloud-based lineage linking platform before? When you add a person in the tree, you have the option to select a location from a list of standardized places. This Read more about Czech Jurisdictions in Familysearch: Part One[…]