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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Record Description
Record Type: Census Records
Collection years: 1800-1990
Languages: Czech, German
Title in the Language: Česká republika Sčítání lidu (Czech) and *Tschechische Republik, Volkzählungen (German)
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What is in This Collection?

This collection will cover censuses from the Czech Republic between 1800 and 1990..

For Northern Bohemia, the collection only includes those records housed in the regional archive of Litoměřice, for Eastern Bohemia--those housed in the district archve 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.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Czech (a Slavic language) and German. For help reading the records see the following:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Population

  • House number
  • Head of household
  • Names of members of the household (including servants)
  • Ages, occupations, religions
  • Relationships to head of household
  • Some also give date and place of birth

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of person
  • Approximate date of the record

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select District
  2. Select Place
  3. Select Event Year(s)
  4. Select Archive number to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Copy down all the information you see in the image
  • 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
  • Birth places 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
  • Do not forget to cite the record. See below for help citing this Collection
  • 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
  • You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child
  • You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents
  • 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?

  • Consult the Czech Republic 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.)

Record Finder

Consult the Czech Republic Record Finder Table to find other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 26 January 2018. Moravský Zemský Archiv, Brně (Moravian Land Archives), Brno.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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