Tuesday, October 28, 2014

28th October 1918

It was few days before the official end of the Great War, how was 1st World War called by our ancestors prior to 2nd World War. Habsburg monarchy was falling, mighty Austro-Hungarian empire came to its end. And there were several states which were founded in area which was prevously ruled by the Habsburg family. One of them was Czechoslovakia. It was 28th October of 1918.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Age in registries

I found out that one question is very common in Czech research: "I found marriage/death record of my ancestor and when I looked for his birth record, I found one, but the age counted from that birth record is different from the one shown in the marriage/death record. Is it really my ancestor's birth?" Let's take a look on such issues...

Czech School Registers

FamilySearch published Czech school registers few weeks ago and as these registers are mainly in Czech or German, I have decided to write a bit about them. I already wrote about Czech basic education, so let's take a look on those school registers in this post.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Genealogical conference 2014

Today there was a genealogical conference organized by FamilySearch which took place in Moravian Land Archives in Brno. There were 15 short talks about FamilySearch and its work, resources in Moravian Land Archives which could be used by genealogist, and information about future digitising was provided too. We also took a tour around the archives - even the depositories which are usually not accessible by public. Here are some photos from this event.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

History of Czech basic education

As Czech school registers were published short time ago on FamilySearch website, I have decided to write two blog posts - one about Czech basic education and another about these school registers. So let's get to the first part, history of our basic education system from its beginning to the first half of 20th century.