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Surnames in the Czech Republic were adopted starting around 1500.

RESOURCES:


** FTDNA's Learning Center - 
https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/

** Roberta Estes Blog:  DNA-Explained.com

** "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy" by Blaine T Bettinger

*" Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies” by Debbie Parker Wayne

** FamilySearch.org  is a free site with official Czech and worldwide records.

** A listing of Czech Parishes and corresponding Districts is available at:  https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Czech_Republic_Parish_Registers

** An English translation of Hugo Chotek's work entitled, Ceska Osada, a jeji Spolkovy Zivot u Cleveland, Ohio, v Severni Americe ("Bohemian Settlers and Their Social Life in Cleveland, Ohio, North America") is being posted in installments online at: http://OnwardToOurPast.com.  This 192 page book is regarded as one of the most comprehensive and detailed views of the early Czech immigrant community in Cleveland, Ohio USA;  It was published in 1895 by the Ohio Czech community for the Prague Ethnographic Institute and their International Ethnographic Exhibition.

** Czech Republic Cemetery Records - Bohemia and Moravia:  http://www.interment.net/other/czech_rep/index.htm

** Maps of the Austria-Hungary empire (1877-1914) - New York Public Library Digital Collections:  http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/03/28/open-access-maps

** Web address for different kinds of German script.  Just put in the words you want changed and pick the script. Your words will be printed in that script:  http://www.deutsche-handschrift.de/adsschreiben.php#schriftfeld


 CZECH REGIONAL ARCHiVES:


1. CENTRAL BOHEMIA - Regional Archive in Prague  

Comprises the following districts: Benešov, Beroun, Kladno, Kolín, Kutná Hora, Melník, Mladá Boleslav, Nymburk, Prague-east, Prague-west, Príbram, and Rakovník

http://ebadatelna.soapraha.cz/

2. EASTERN BOHEMIA -  Regional Archive in Zámrsk 

Comprises the following districts: Havlíckuv Brod, Hradec Králové, Chrudim, Jicín, Náchod, Pardubice, Rychnov nad Knežnou, Semily, Svitavy, Trutnov, and Ústí nad Orlicí 

List of digitized parish registers: 

http://vychodoceskearchivy.cz/zamrsk/sbirka-matrik-vychodoceskeho-kraje-1587-1949/

3. NORTHERN BOHEMIA - Regional Archive in Litoměřice  

Comprises the following districts: Ceská Lípa, Decín, Chomutov, Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec, Litomerice, Louny, Most, and Teplice

http://matriky.soalitomerice.cz/

4. SOUTHERN BOHEMIA - Regional archive in Třeboň

Comprises the following districts: Ceské Budejovice, Ceský Krumlov, Jindrichuv Hradec, Pelhrimov, Písek, Prachatice, Strakonice, and Tábor

Digital records online: http://digi.ceskearchivy.cz/DA?lang=en

5. WESTERN BOHEMIA - Regional archive in Plzeň

Comprises the following districts: Domažlice, Cheb, Karlovy Vary, Klatovy, Plzen-north, Plzen-south, ROKYCANY, Sokolov, and Tachov

Digital records online: http://www.portafontium.cz/

6.  NORTHERN MORAVIA and SILESIA - Land Archive in Opava

Comprises the following districts: Bruntál, Frýdek-Místek, Jeseník, Karviná, Nový Jicín, Olomouc, Opava, Prerov, Šumperk, and Vsetín.

Digital records online: http://vademecum.archives.cz/vademecum

7. SOUTHERN MORAVIA - Moravian Land Archive in Brno

Comprises the following districts: Blansko, Brno-venkov, Breclav, Hodonín, Jihlava, Kromeríz, Prostejov, Trebíc, Uherské Hradište, Vyškov, Zlín, Znojmo, and Ždár nad Sázavou

Digital records online: http://actapublica.eu/