Johann Černoch and his two wives named Petrová

My brother found a discrepancy in a Texas death record and wanted for us to research it further. So we spent the afternoon together researching this ancillary Czech line of ours. How are they related to us? Anton Černoch married Filomena Kobersky. Filomena Kobersky is the daughter of Anton Koberský and Marianna Vašíčková. Notice that Read more about Johann Černoch and his two wives named Petrová[…]

We CAN Remember!

Last month I posted the death certificate of Anton Smihal, which said, “Can Not Remember” when listing the name of his mother. I was very happy to be able to connect the living descendant of this family to their Czechs in the old country a few days later, and of course I started writing a Read more about We CAN Remember![…]

Back Issues of SPJST’s Věstník are online!

Hey! While looking for something completely different, I stumbled across something I absolutely must share with all of those who have some kind of connection to Texas Czechs. When Czechs immigrated to Texas, they brought with them deep and abiding love of literature, education, and culture. After all, Jan Amos Komenský was a Czech. It Read more about Back Issues of SPJST’s Věstník are online![…]

Secondary information on an original document

Sometimes genealogists get into the habit of believing that because something was an “original source” or handwritten, it is therefore always correct.While there is some truth in the idea that the more a document is transcribed, the more likely it is to contain errors (since at every stage of the transcription and/or translation process, there Read more about Secondary information on an original document[…]

Politics on the Eve of the 2016 Presidential Election

I just thought it was sad that people kept stealing his signs so he had to chain them, and sadder still he couldn’t spell Hillary. I voted last Thursday to avoid the long lines. As I cast my ballot (which was for neither major party candidate), I felt like my contribution was a tiny drop Read more about Politics on the Eve of the 2016 Presidential Election[…]