Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Immigrants from Drahenice and Draheničky, Bohemia

It is not too common to find notes about emigration in registries from Central Bohemia. But I happened to run into several families from Drahenice, Příbram district, which have a small note written in the birth records of their children. And you can find a list of those children in this blog post.

Americam migravit - migrated to America

Monday, September 24, 2012

History of villages: Veselí nad Moravou, Moravia

Veselí nad Moravou, since 1950 consolidated with village Milokošť and 1954 with Zarazice, is a town with 11 748 inhabitants. You can find it in South Moravian Region, in Hodonín district. "Nad Moravou" means upon a river Morava, that flows on the western side of town, accompanied with Baťa Canal. The altitude of Veselí is 176 meters.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Czech surnames - origins

There are thousands of Czech surnames. Some of them have Czech origin, other German, some of them are easy to be understand, some of them not. But - how were they created? What are their origins? Do you want to know origin of your Czech surname and you are not able to find it in the article? Don't hesitate to ask in comments!

Monday, September 17, 2012

That family should be there...

...but it isn't!

Michael wrote me an e-mail asking about quite strange situation. He had some records from the seigniorial registers which indicated Mach family lived in Borkovice village between 1750 and 1790. But - there were no parish records for the family. No marriages, no baptisms, no deaths - nothing at all. How could this happen? One source shows the family, other not? Well, it can happen and I'd like to explain why.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Immigrants from Velká nad Veličkou, Moravia

Even the fact that Velká nad Veličkou is quite large, there are just few notes about immigrants in the registry from 1875 to 1885. But even these few notes can lead us to other families which were somehow connected to those mentioned below. There are, for example, many more Slováks in the Ellis Island database...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Seigniorial Registers

Many of you have already noticed them - seigniorial registers which were published in the Třeboň digital archives. What are these registers? How can be used for the research? How to search them and what can be found there?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Immigrants from Hroznová Lhota, Moravia

Another village on Czech-Slovak borders, area, which was often left by young people looking for better future. There are just few notes in the registries between 1880 and 1900, but these notes will one day probably help someone in his search for ancestors...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Female surnames

Czech language, as other Slavic languages, has its specialities which are not too easy to understand to people who are not used to this kind of languages. One of these specialities are female surnames. I promised to write an article about them...