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[…]

Silesian Emigrant Ancestor Indexes 1879-1881, 1889

If your ancestors emigrated to America from the Czech lands in the second half of the 19th century, records of their emigration might exist in the local archives, in particular for those who left later. For example, here are Silesian applications for foreign emigration 1877-1879. Here are Silesian applications for foreign emigration 1880-1881. Here are Read more about Silesian Emigrant Ancestor Indexes 1879-1881, 1889[…]

Czech archives catalogs are hard for me to search!

Why is it so difficult for me to search the various Czech Archives’ catalogs? My husband and I are planning our itinerary for our second trip to the Czech Republic this fall, and of course it largely revolves around the archives and when they are open. Now that I realize what a small percentage of Read more about Czech archives catalogs are hard for me to search![…]