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”[…]

The Šnajberk Genealogy Sage: PART FOUR

Guest post by Lukáš SvobodaTranslated by Kate Challis and Lukáš SvobodaOriginal post found here On the table lay two neat stacks of Martins and Jiřís sorted by their families. But it was not enough to merely know that “my” Jiří existed, which Martin was “mine”, and even his birthdate. After having spent so many years Read more about The Šnajberk Genealogy Sage: PART FOUR[…]

The Case of Both Barbara’s Births

My Grandpa Vasicek said that his mother (Elizabeth “Betty” Michna) never got along with her mother in law, Agnes Steffek.  “They tolerated each other and were civil, but argued nevertheless.” Betty’s parents, Anna Šumbera and Bedrich Michna, were not social equals. In fact, Bedrich was the hired hand on Anna’s father Ludvig Šumbera’s farm in Read more about The Case of Both Barbara’s Births[…]

Dispensations: a Case Study

Written and translated by Lukáš Svoboda and Kate ChallisOriginal post in Czech found here.I want to build on a previous post about affinity in another branch of my family tree, in which the issue of consanguinity, which we see in parish register margin notes, is not only an interesting curiosity, but also a valuable and Read more about Dispensations: a Case Study[…]

The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART TWO

Guest Post by Lukáš SvobodaTranslated by Kate Challis and Lukáš SvobodaOriginal Post found here Actually, I’m not sure exactly what I was hoping to find in SOA Prague when I went there to look up Martin’s marriage record; of course there was not going to be anything that wouldn’t be in any ordinary marriage record, which Read more about The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART TWO[…]

The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART ONE

Guest Post by Lukáš SvobodaTranslated by Kate Challis and Lukáš SvobodaOriginal Post found hereI first encountered the Šnajberk family in 2009. Because my grandfather was a teacher, under the Nazi protectorate he had to demonstrate that he had no Jewish ancestors. Thanks to all the baptismal certificates which he had to provide, I easily got Read more about The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART ONE[…]