Friday, July 20, 2012

New member of our family

Well, the time has come and new member of our family was born two days ago. Sára is our third daughter and as we are staying in the hospital for a bit longer than is usual, I have almost no time for the blog. Let's hope both of us are ok in few days.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

History of villages: Čeladná, Moravia

Čeladná belongs to the Moravian-Silesian Region, district Frýdek-Místek. You can find it ca. 3 kilometers south from Frýdlant nad Ostravicí. Čeladná is quite a long village, it has more than 10 kilometers as it lies along the stream bank of Čeladenka from the north to the south. The part of the village closer to the spring is called Horní (Upper) Čeladná, the more distant part is called Dolní (Lower) Čeladná.

Immigrants from Vlčnov, Moravia, 1890-1900

Vlčnov in Moravia - small town well know thanks to the local folklore traditions. Local "Ride of Kings" is great event visited by many people not only from Vlčnov surroundings, but from whole Czech Republic. But life here wasn't easy - and many young people emigrated. Here is another extract from parish books concerning notes about people who left Moravia and went overseas.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Immigrants from Kněždub

I was just browsing the Ellis Island records today, checking for people from Moravia who immigrated to the U.S. And I noticed four young gentlemen age 18 to 22 years immigrating from village Kněždub in Hodonín district, Moravia. I decided to check the birth parish book for further details on them (just for fun) - and I discovered people below also left Moravia.

History of villages: Dehtáře, Bohemia

Small village Dehtáře is located in Pelhřimov district in the Vysočina region, near the main road connecting towns Humpolec and Pelhřimov. Its name comes from the word dehet, which means tar. Dehtář was a tar maker, ie. this village was originally place where tar makers lived and worked.