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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 written 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===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The information in these records usually include the following:
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'''Baptismal records'''
'''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
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'''Marriage records'''
'''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
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'''Burial records'''
'''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
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== Collection Content ==
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Image:Czech Trebon Church Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Czech Trebon Church Marriage Right.jpg|Church Marriage Right
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To search === View the collection, follow this series of links: Images ===# Select "Browse through View images" on in this collection by visiting the initial collection page'''{{RecordSearch|1472854|Browse Page|access=browse}}''' # Select the "'''Religion"'''# Select the "'''Place: Subordinate Places"'''# Select the "'''Event and Volume Year Range" which takes ''' to view the images === How Do I Analyze the Results? ===Compare each result from your search with what you know to the determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images<br> . Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
Search == What Do I Do Next? ===== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===*Copy down all the information from the record. Save or print a copy of the image if possible*Cite the record. See below for help citing records in this collection by image comparing *Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information *Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names *Use the birth date or age along with what you already know about your ancestors the place of birth to find the family in census records *Use the residence and names of the parents to determine which one locate church and land records *Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is your ancestor. You may need unusual *Continue to compare search the information about more than one person marriage records to make identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this determination. process for each new generation you identify *When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
Czech church books are === I Can't Find the best source Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records*When looking for identifying ancestors from an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the Czech Republiccorrect person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision *Try variations of given names and surnames. So many relatives are A person might have been listed in these books that you may be able under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name *Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to create return a miniature pedigree chart for almost each entry in a church book.broader list search results*Search the records of nearby locations*Consult the [[Czech Republic Record Finder]] to find other records
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