Czech Republic Genealogy

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Guide to Czech Republic ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Beginning Research
Record Types
Czech Republic Background
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Country Information[edit | edit source]

The Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe bordering Poland, Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. It includes the three historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. From 1918 to 1993, it was the Western part of Czechoslovakia. The official language is Czech.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Czech Republic Research

Links to articles on getting started with Czech Republic research.

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Czech Republic Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Czech Republic research.

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Finding Town of Origin[edit | edit source]

Records are created and organized on the local level. If you do not know the name of the village or parish your ancestors lived in, see


Once you have determined the name of the town or towns, look them up in the GenTeam Gazetteer to find the archives where the records for that town would be found.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Czech Republic records were created on the town or parish level, then collected and preserved on the archive level. Click on the appropriate archive in the map or in the list.

Czech Republic Clickable Maps[edit | edit source]

Litoměřice Regional ArchivesPlzeň Regional ArchivesPrague (Praha) City ArchivesPrague (Praha) Regional ArchivesZámrsk Regional ArchivesOpava Land ArchivesPrague (Praha) City ArchivesTřeboň Regional ArchivesBrno Moravian Land ArchivesCzech image map4.png

Archival Regions[edit | edit source]

First use GenTeam Free Gazetteer to find out which archive holds the records that you need. GenTeam Instructions. Click on the archival region covering the location of your parish, either on the map or from the list.

City of Prague

Additional Language Helps[edit | edit source]

Except for modern records of the 1900s, records in the Czech Republic were written mostly in Latin and German. Other languages sometimes used in Czech records include Old Church Slavonic, Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

More Czech Republic Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for the Czech Republic.

More Czech Republic Research Tools[edit | edit source]

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in the Czech Republic.

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Czech Republic," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 23 March 2016.

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