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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Municipal and sub-district vital records offices (matriční úřady)
See List of matriční úřady.

  • Some information can be obtained by correspondence or by visiting the vital records offices in person.[1]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

  • During the time of Austrian rule there were a few civil registers started in 1870 to record those of dissident faiths or to record the baptisms of children of mixed marriages but these are still categorized as church registers.
  • Another law in 1885 allowed for the recording of mixed marriages and children of mixed marriages to be recorded in quasi civil registers by local civil officials.
  • In 1921 registration by civil authorities was enacted into law throughout the new Czechoslovak Republic.

Civil Registration [Civilní matriky]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

  • Name of child
  • Date of entry
  • Place and date of birth
  • Names, ages and residence of parents, until 1948, also the religion of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Marriages[edit | edit source]

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names
  • Occupations
  • Dates and places of birth and residences of groom and bride
  • Names and residences of parents and witnesses
  • Until 1948, also the religion

Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Name
  • Occupation
  • Residence and age of the deceased
  • Dates of death and entry
  • Names of surviving spouse and parents
  • Place and cause of death
  • Until 1948, also the religion

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Czech Republic,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1999.