Memories of 1856, written by František Marák : PART ONE

Memories of 1856 Written by F. Marák Originally Published in Czech 7 October 1951 in Věstník Translated December 2018 by Kate Challis Editor’s note: – In the previous Věstník there was an announcement that the organizer wanted to receive the biographies and experiences of our old settlers that were published in various magazines and calendars thirty, Read more about Memories of 1856, written by František Marák : PART ONE[…]

Obituary of Bořivoj Penc, long-time actor with the Jára Cimrman Theatre

by Tracy A. Burns   The legendary Jára Cimrman Theatre is in mourning this summer as actor Bořivoj Penc died at age 82 on June 26, 2018. A member of the famous theatre group for 35 seasons, Penc performed in 13 of the 15 plays. He had known Zdeněk Svěrák, the co-founder of the theatre Read more about Obituary of Bořivoj Penc, long-time actor with the Jára Cimrman Theatre[…]

A Hidden Index and a “Typo”

I decided to research my Pavliskovec line. I am related like this: my great grandma Betty Michna Bedřich Michna, the first generation immigrant Alžběta Wiesnerová Josef Fabian Wiesner Veronika Pavliskovec Josef Fabian Pavliskovec I wanted to find the parents of Josef Fabian Pavliskovec. By the way, I do not really know if the surname might Read more about A Hidden Index and a “Typo”[…]

Fayette County Naturalization Records starting ca 1857

Probably the most underused records on FamilySearch are those that are not indexed and which seem to only be accessible via the Catalog (by the way, I always misspell this word as “catalogue.” I guess that’s the Brit in me shining through?). At RootsTech 2018 during the Town Hall Meeting, I learned that this is Read more about Fayette County Naturalization Records starting ca 1857[…]

Anastasia Naiser

I found a really cool naturalization record which shows the village of origin of an ancestor. Look! It even has her picture! This is my great great aunt’s daughter, Anastasia Františka Naiser (22 August 1879-24 June 1974). Here is her 22 August 1879 birth record, but not in Vratimov (written as Ratimov in her naturalization record), in neighboring Read more about Anastasia Naiser[…]

Weekly Project Updates: 7 April 2018

Book Projects: Narození a smrt translation – didn’t work on this at all this week. Czech Genealogy for English Speakers – or this. “Grundbucherbuch” – I did edit a few pages of this, but it was only so that my friend Lukáš would not completely hate me.   CGSI Projects: aaaaand…I slacked on these projects Read more about Weekly Project Updates: 7 April 2018[…]

Kamil Lhoták: A Retrospective at Prague’s Municipal House

by Tracy A. Burns Kamil Lhoták: A Retrospective, Municipal House (Obecní dům) This comprehensive exhibition of the paintings by Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator Kamil Lhoták provides an in-depth look at the wide variety of topics addressed in his works. Viewers will peruse not only his renditions of old and new means of transportation Read more about Kamil Lhoták: A Retrospective at Prague’s Municipal House[…]