Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990
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|Location of Czech Republic|
|Title in the Language:||Česká republika Sčítání lidu (Czech), Tschechische Republik, Volkzählungen (German)|
|Moravský Zemský Archiv, Brně (Moravian Provincial Archives), Brno|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
For Northern Bohemia, the collection only includes those records housed in the regional archive of Litoměřice, for Eastern Bohemia--those housed in the district archive of Trutnov, for Southern Bohemia--those stored in the regional archive of Třeboň, and for Northern Moravia and Silesia--those found in the regional archive of Opava. The collection also includes images and indexed records for the Zámrsk area taken from the Zámrsk Archive. The images are in Czech and German.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Czech (a Slavic language) and German. For help reading the records see the following:
- Czech Genealogical Word List
- Czechia Languages
- German Genealogical Word List
- Germany Handwriting
- Deciphering German Script 1-12
- Deciphering German Script 13-24
- Deciphering German Script 25-36
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- House number
- Head of household
- Names of members of the household (including servants)
- Ages, occupations, religions
- Relationship to head of household
- Birth date
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching, it is best to know the following information:
- Name of person
- Approximate date of the record
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
- Select District
- Select Place
- Select Event Year(s)
- Select Archive number to view the images
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- If available, check the image for additional information
- Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives outside of the immediate family
- Birthplaces can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family
- If they are subject to military service, they may have military files in the State or National Archives
- Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records
- Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county
- Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census
- The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Consult the Czechia Record Finder to find other records
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
- Search the records of nearby localities (counties, parishes, etc.)
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the Czech Republic.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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