There were three different languages used in Czech registries in the past - Czech, Latin and German. This means you'll find there at least three different names used for months. Why I used "at least"? Because there are quite many other variations. Latin and German versions are similar to English, Czech name are different. And what about names as Hornung, 9ber etc.? I have prepared a table with these names to help you orientate in these names.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
There are many specifics in Czech genealogy. One of those most confusing in naming people "after the roof" (or household). I have already written a blog post about Czech surnames origins, but this case is a bit more special, so I have decided to write about it. Well, what are surnames "after the roof"? In which areas can we find them? How they originated and are they still in use?
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I haven't posted here for quite a long time and I owe you explanation. Well - I have spent last couple of weeks on finishing a book about Czech genealogy called "Let's create your family tree" (Sestavte si rodokmen in Czech. It was published in one of the largest publishing houses in the Czech Republic and I hope it will sell well. :)
This book doesn't have English translation - I would like to add "yet" but first of all I need to find a publisher in U.S. And I hope to find one - but I'll start the search in 2013 as there are way too many projects to be finished till Christmas.
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