The earliest Czech book was created in 1441 (a book of christenings from Horní Jiřetín). Books have been kept to the present, but because of privacy laws, they are available for research only through 1905.
===Reading These Records===
These records are in Czech, German and Latin. For help reading the records
, see the following wiki articles:
*[[Czech Republic Genealogical Word List]]
*[[Czech Republic Language and Languages]]
*[[German Language and Languages]]
*[[Latin Genealogical Word List]]
===To Browse This Collection===
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
'''Baptismal records''' usually contain the following information *Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents (often included grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents) *Date and place of birth and baptism (sometimes includes the time of birth and baptism)
*Residence and religion of the parents and other direct-line ancestors
*Occupation of the father and other males listed
*Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information: *Names of the bride, groom, their parents, and witnesses (often included grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents) *Date and place of marriage (sometimes includes the time of marriage)
*Ages of bride and groom
*Residences of the bride, groom, and their ancestors
*Religion of the bride and groom
*Occupation of the groom and other males listed
'''Burial records''' usually contain the following information: *Names of the deceased and spouse or parents (often included grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents) *Date and place of death and burial (sometimes time of death and burial)
*Age and residence of deceased
*Residences of other ancestors listed
*Cause of death
== Collection Content ==
=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Czech Trebon Church Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Czech Trebon Church Marriage Right.jpg|Church Marriage Right
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
To search the collection, follow this series of links: # Select "Browse through images " on the initial collection page # Select the "Religion "# Select the "Place: Subordinate Places "# Select the "Event and Volume Year Range " which takes you to the images <br>
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
Czech church books are the best source for identifying ancestors from the Czech Republic. So many relatives are listed in these books that you may be able to create a miniature pedigree chart for almost each entry in a church book.
== Known Issues With This Collection ==