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[…]

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)[…]

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.[…]

The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART THREE

Guest post by Lukáš SvobodaTranslated by Kate Challis and Lukáš SvobodaOriginal post found hereIt was like the genealogical version of Cimrman’s externism. Information about the Šnajberks is where we believe it is not, and is not where we believe it is. All through 2015 I did not want to face the facts, but now that Read more about The Šnajberk Genealogy Saga: PART THREE[…]

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[…]

Follow Friday: Carl Linert’s Czech Land Record Research Tips

Hey everybody! Today I would like to spotlight a fellow Czech Genealogist named Carl Linert. He doesn’t do social media, but is very involved in online Czech genealogy forums. He both answers and asks very pertinent questions, most notably about Czech Land Records (for example, this thread). I have come across his name dozens of time in Read more about Follow Friday: Carl Linert’s Czech Land Record Research Tips[…]

Follow Friday: Judy Nelson

I’ve started participating in geneabloggers. Sometimes I will be participating in the daily blog prompt. Today is “Follow Friday” where I get to recommend another genealogy blogger, a specific blog post, a genealogy website or a genealogy resource.Today I would like to introduce my colleague Judy Nelson. She is a fellow Czech researcher, also located in Iowa. Read more about Follow Friday: Judy Nelson[…]