Czech Republic Genealogy

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Czech Republic

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

Country Information

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

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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Czech Republic Clickable Maps

Czech Republic records are kept on the archive level and not on the county or municipality level.

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Finding Town of Origin

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

Archival Regions

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.

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More Czech Republic Research Strategies

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

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

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


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

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