Thursday, April 26, 2012

Why there hasn't been a post?!

Maternity leave and work of professional genealogist. How does it work together? Well, it works. Usually. This is going to be personal post. So you know me a bit better and you can imagine who is in the background of this blog. I have decided to write it after several weeks when I was overloaded with work and everything and got few questions when (and if) there is going to be a new post...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Fall of the House of Amler

Few weeks ago, during an ordinary research in parish registers in the State Regional Archives of Litomerice, Blanka found quite disturbing records...  (press F5 for loading of the records).

We almost immediately started a research to know more about this family and background of such disaster. The sources available are just two - a contemporary article in Národní politika from 14th January 1903 (issue 14, page 5) and a very thorough article by Gerhard Kutnar in a Krkonoše 2003 journal (copy 3, page 30/31).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The newest registries in archives, part II - marriage records

This post is the first one about the structure of the records - which information they contain, how the information is structured, why this information is included and so on. Let's start with the marriage records as those are quite often the starting points for the research.

Monday, April 9, 2012

History of villages: Vnorovy, Moravia

Vnorovy, since 1960 consolidated with Lidéřovice, is a small town with 3045 inhabitants. You can find it in South Moravian Region, in Hodonín district, about 2,5km South-West from Veselí nad Moravou. Vnorovy is surrounded by water courses, especially on the North-West (river Morava, Baťa Canal, irrigation canals) and South (river Velička). Its altitude is 167-226 meters.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Czech Surnames Statistics

There are hundreds of thousands of them. Really. According to the newest statistics published by the Ministry of Interior, there are 370 878 unique surnames in use in the Czech Republic. Not all of them are of Czech origin, many of them were brought to Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia in last few decades as people from other countries were moving in (yes, also these surnames are covered by those statistics).

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

History of villages: Lnáře, Bohemia

Lnáře lies in Southern Bohemia in the Strakonice district. It is surrounded by wonderful landscape - the village itself is located on river Lomnice, where system of ponds was created in the past. There are two dominants of the village, a castle (chateau) and a fortress. Both are opened to public and if you plan a visit there, I recommend to find some time for these two dominants.