Czech Republic Genealogy

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Most of the Czech Republic records are now available online. Click here for the archive map showing their jurisdiction boundaries and the links to the online databases.


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Getting started with Czech Republic research

Welcome to the Czech Republic Page!

FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Czech Republic Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Czech records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Czech Republic Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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Online Databases

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To find out which archive holds the records that you need click here You may use this gazetteer for free however you will have to register first. Please be sure to spell the locality name correctly.

Featured Content

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Church records from the Litoměřice Regional Archive are now available for indexing on the FamilySearch website. Click here to start indexing.

Some of the Ostrava City Archive holdings are now available online. Click here to access the database.

Did you know?

The Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe bordering Poland to the northeast, Germany to the west, Austria to the south, and Slovakia to the east. To read more about the Czech Republic see The World Factbook and Wikipedia.
The country was for centuries known as Bohemia in English. When the nation regained its independence in 1918, the new name of Czechoslovakia was adopted to reflect the union of the Czech (Bohemian) and Slovak territories. Following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech half of the former nation found itself without a common single-word name in English. In 1993, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggested the name Czechia as an official alternative; however, this has not become widespread in English.


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The Czech Republic became an independent state on January 1, 1993 when Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The area had been part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of the first world war when, in October 1918, the Czech provinces of Austria (Bohemia, Moravia, and Austrian Silesia) joined with the Slovak and Ruthenian (Ukrainian) counties of Hungary to create the Republic of Czechoslovakia. The Ruthenian region had been taken into Ukraine in 1945.

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