Silesian Nobles: the Czaderski Family

As part of a new series for the Moravian and Silesian Genealogy Facebook Group, I will be writing periodically about noble families. Even though all my known ancestors were peasants (or Burghers), still we can learn a lot by studying the noble families who owned – and especially who oversaw the record keeping practices of Read more about Silesian Nobles: the Czaderski Family[…]

Guest Post: Review of Barefoot (Po strništi bos)

Let Tracy Burns take you on dazzling journeys throughout the Czech Republic, Italy and other countries in Europe. Her blog, Tracy’s Travels, is at www.taburns25.com. A resident of Prague for more than 20 years, she also has authored travel pieces at www.kissfromtheworld.com. She has been writing about Czech and Slovak literature for the academic journal Kosmas since 2002. Read more about Guest Post: Review of Barefoot (Po strništi bos)[…]

Matriky Monday: A boy named Maria?

We are rebooting a fun series and calling it “Matriky Monday”! This will be a weekly quiz which you can take to test your Czech genealogy skills. Got a suggestion for a record for this series? Send me a message! A special shout out to Michaela Horňáková whose excellent work inspired this post. You can Read more about Matriky Monday: A boy named Maria?[…]

Guest Review: Pub in the Glade, performed by the Cimrman English Studio at Žižkov Theatre of Jára Cimrman, Štítného 5, Prague 3.

By Tracy A. Burns. English speakers in Prague can get acquainted with the highly praised plays about the fictional character Jára Cimrman, who was chosen the Greatest Czech in a survey in 2005 and who has greatly influenced Czech culture. The Cimrman English Theatre performs three of the Cimrman works in English – The Stand-In (Záskok), Conquest of the Read more about Guest Review: Pub in the Glade, performed by the Cimrman English Studio at Žižkov Theatre of Jára Cimrman, Štítného 5, Prague 3.[…]

Cesta z Čech až na konec světa: část druhá

For the first part of this series, see část první here. If you don’t want to bother with that, the gist is that my husband and I are riding a time traveling bike across the Czech lands. We started in the geographical center of Europe in Kouřim and have not stopped since.  On 3 May 1653 Read more about Cesta z Čech až na konec světa: část druhá[…]

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I’ve been thinking a lot about possibilities for the future. My recent trip to the Czech Republic basically re-exploded my brain with the possibilities for projects and my future in the Czech Genealogy world, which seems to be a recurring theme. I guess there’s nothing like travel to stimulate dreams. Instead of moving blindly ahead Read more about Help improve the site in 2018 by filling out this survey![…]

Tři Bratři Review

In case you did not already know this, Czechs are really into their fairy tales. In fact, ’tis the season to deck the halls – or at least the televisions –  with cinematic adaptations of classic fairy tales. Remember, the Czech lands are literally the land of fairy tales, castles, knights, dragons… Of course we have also been watching Read more about Tři Bratři Review[…]