Wednesday, October 01, 2008
South Bohemia in Czechoslovakia
I am not a part of this site at all, but I wanted to pass along a heads-up on a fascinating archive site for your readers who might have ancestors from South Bohemia in Czechoslovakia.
If you will click on the Digital Archives button, as of today, you are offered the option of progressing in English or German. This will lead you to a very large collection of primary source material from Bohemian churches a researcher would have had to physically go to the Czech Republic to see in the past. It's an important site as many Mid-Western immigrants of the Czech and German-Bohemian variety trace their heritage to this part of the world.
Now, as a caveat, the records are in original languages and it will require some boning up on old Sutterlin and Kurrent handwriting as used back then. The records are very well indexed and cross indexed as to village names. Just passing along something interesting. Thanks for your blog, I find something extremely useful every time I click on it.
We all get by with a little help from our friends. THANKS for the heads up.
Isn’t it amazing how some folks expect all ancient records to be in their own native tongue?
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