How should I record the given names of my Czech ancestors?

No, seriously…how should I record the given names of my Czech ancestors? I used to think that the only way to record a given name was strictly by what was written in the record. I even went so far as to claim that any deviance from this method was “fiction.” Let me clarify. I am Read more about How should I record the given names of my Czech ancestors?[…]

Getting Better at Czech

So. Much. Czech.  I sometimes think my brain will explode. But this weekend I proved to Lukáš the usefulness of my Czech study by doing a little comparison of my transcription ability in 2013 and now. Here it is: ——————————————————————- Transcription attempt 11/10/2013: leta pane 1790, dne 15th Marcza povolenimArvzeneho, a Misocze vzneseneho Pane Ondřeje Read more about Getting Better at Czech[…]

Johann Černoch and his two wives named Petrová

My brother found a discrepancy in a Texas death record and wanted for us to research it further. So we spent the afternoon together researching this ancillary Czech line of ours. How are they related to us? Anton Černoch married Filomena Kobersky. Filomena Kobersky is the daughter of Anton Koberský and Marianna Vašíčková. Notice that Read more about Johann Černoch and his two wives named Petrová[…]

Czech archives catalogs are hard for me to search!

Why is it so difficult for me to search the various Czech Archives’ catalogs? My husband and I are planning our itinerary for our second trip to the Czech Republic this fall, and of course it largely revolves around the archives and when they are open. Now that I realize what a small percentage of Read more about Czech archives catalogs are hard for me to search![…]