Western Bohemia - Plzen

Zapodocesky Kraj (West Bohemian Region)

Online Link: http://www.portafontium.cz/searching/register

Under the function ‘Vyhledavani’ you will need to select ‘SOA Plzen’ to access those digital records that have been uploaded from the Plzen archive.

In Person Visits:
Any person interested in inspecting archival documents is required to prove his/her identity by showing an identity card or other document of similar validity (e.g. passport); to register each visit in the visitors’ book, and at the beginning of research fill out a research form (badatelsky list). The research form is to be recompleted whenever the subject of inspection or the subject of research are changed, and at the beginning of every calendar year.

State Regional Archive (Statni oblastni archiv v Plzni)

Address: Sedlackova 44 (mailing, post. prihr. 312) 306 12 Plzen
Hours: Mon – Wed 8:30-18:00 and Thur 8:30-16:00
The Plzen archive does contain all of the records for persons of German descent (German-Bohemians or Bohmisch) who lived in the Plzen region.

State District Archives (Statni okresni archivy)

Statni okresni archiv Domazlice se sidlem v Horsovskem Tynu
Address: namesti Republiky 10 346 11 Horsovsky Tyn
Hours: Mon, Wed 7:00-18:00 Tues, Thur, Fri 7:00-15:45

Statni okresni archiv Cheb
Address: Frantiskanske namesti 14 (mail, post schranka 37) 350 11 Cheb
Hours: Mon, Wed 9:00-12:00, 13:00-18:00

Statni okresni archiv Karlovy Vary
Address: namesti 17 listopadu 2 (mail, post schr. 18) 360 05 Karlovy Vary
Hours: Mon 8:30-11:30, 12:00-17:00; Tues – Thurs, 8:00-11:30, 12:00-15:30; Fri 8:00-14:30

Statni okresni archiv Klatovy
Address: Plzenska 178/III 339 13 Klatovy
Hours: Mon – Fri 7:30-16:00

Statni okresni archiv Plzen-jih se sidlem v Blovicich
Address: Namesti 137 336 01 Blovice
Hours: Mon, Wed 8:00-18:00 Tues, Thur, Fri 8:00-16:30

Statni okresni archiv Plzen-sever se sidlem v Plasich
Address: Konvent (mail cp. 2, schr. 11) 331 11 Plasy
Hours: Mon, Wed 7:30-18:00 Tues, Thur 7:30-16:00 Fri 7:30-15:00

Statni okresni archiv Rokycany
Address: Jerabinova 96 337 01 Rokycany III
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00-16:00

Statni okresni archiv Sokolov se sidlem v Jindrichovicich
Address: c. 1 Zamek 357 05 Jindrichovice
Hours: Mon, Wed 8:00-17:00 Tues, Thur, Fri 8:00-14:30
Statni okresni archiv Tachov

Address: Planska 2030 347 01 Tachov (note: the street name has probably changed)
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 7:30-16:30 Wed 7:30-17:15

Common Holdings of Archives

Regional Archive Matriky – Church records of birth, marriage, death up to 1900 Tax Records Deeds, charters, nobility records.
District Archive – Passport records, applications for emigration certain Land Records Marriage contracts with register of bride’s dowry School records Town records, including town chronicle (history of events from the town).