Czech Birth Matrika Templates

A request was made on the Czech Genealogy Facebook group for a some templates for Czech matriky records. Here is my work in progress, which you may freely use. It is not complete. I welcome any additions and corrections.  To add: anything from the 15th*-17th centuries, early 18th century, 20th century *It is not common Read more about Czech Birth Matrika Templates[…]

Can’t find the record? Use a historic map!

Yesterday a friend sent me a fun jurisdiction problem which I was able to solve quickly, and with her permission I am blogging about it. The main takeaway is that, at least in the Opava Archives, records are categorized under their current place name. This is very important to understand in Czech research where the Read more about Can’t find the record? Use a historic map![…]

Mnemonic devices for memorizing Czech Months (English)

This is mostly for my benefit but I decided to post it in case there are any other English-speaking Czech researchers out there who have a hard time remembering the Czech months of the year. Leden – led is Czech for “ice.” Led sounds like “lead”. This is kind of how my heart feels in Read more about Mnemonic devices for memorizing Czech Months (English)[…]