As visiting Wilber, NE, we had a chance to visit the Wilber Czech Museum - Karen who took us to Wilber, was able to setup a meeting with one of the administrators of the Museum so they opened it for us.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
One of the oldest sources which covers most of Bohemia is the Serfs register according to their faith (soupis poddaných podle víry) which was created in 1651. It covers just Bohemia, not Moravia or Silesia. If your ancestors were from Bohemia, it is a wonderful source of information.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Thanks to the fact I was in Lincoln, NE, I also had a chance to visit Wilber, NE, with my friends. Wilber is the official "Czech Capital of the USA" - place where up to 90 percent of all inhabitants have Czech roots. And they are very proud about these roots.
Monday, October 21, 2019
I just returned back home to the Czech Republic from the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Conference 2019, which took place in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was a wonderful place for anyone interested in the Czech and Slovak genealogy. Lectures, workshops, networking sessions, kroj parade, koláče, tours, research sessions, vendors...All you can imagine when you say "a genealogical conference".
Saturday, October 19, 2019
I promised to publish here a list of links I had in my presentation in Lincoln, Nebraska, about old Czech maps. And as "sharing is caring" (motto of the Czech Pirate Party I'm member of), here is not only the list of links, but a bit more.
There are thousands of Czech surnames. Some of them have Czech origins, other German, some of them are easy to understand, some of them not...
When you are searching for a family in Bohemia or Moravia and you don't know where the family was from surname often helps. There are ...
Translation of Czech first names into English is often discussed topic. There are some name which are easy to translate, as Anna, Jan or Zu...