Monday, October 28, 2019

Wilber Czech Museum

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.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Serfs register according to their faith from 1651 (updated)

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

Wilber, NE - the Czech Capital of the USA

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

CGSI Conference 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

Czech Old Maps Online

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.