I have to warn you anyway. Genealogy is very time-consuming hobby. Really. And not only because it's hard to find the ancestors. It's an addiction. Believe me, I know what I'm writing. Even when I wasn't a professional, I was able to spend tens of hours every week researching my past - just because it was fun, because I was always learning something new, I was able to find so many things I haven't known before... Time-consuming, that's definitely the word.
But the fact you are visiting this blog shows that you are already in, right? So, where to begin your Czech research?
The answer is the same and it doesn't matter where are you from: at home. First of all, gather all the documents you are able to gather, stories your relatives are willing to tell and so on. Because first of all you have to locate a place where your ancestors were from. It's almost impossible to do any research if you don't have the correct place. Dates are not important (as they are often incorrect), names and places are. As soon as you have the place, check these blog posts:
- Czech Archives on Internet
- Czech Archives Dictionary
- Language of Czech registries
- Newest registries in archives
- Tips for reading in parish books
- Structure of records