How to Find Records

Type of Records Source of Records
Family records
  • Living family members
  • Former possessions of deceased family members
  • Family Bibles, diaries, letters, photographs, scrapbooks
  • State, county, and local historical societies
  • Family History Center (LDS Church) & FamilySearch website
  • Local & ethnic newspapers – historical societies, libraries
  • Family records & scrapbooks
  • Membership & fraternal organization publications
Naturalization records
  • United States Courthouse
  • state, county, municipal courthouse (usually in the Clerk of Courts Office)
  • state historical societies & local affiliate chapters
U.S. Census
State, county, municipal histories
Baptismal & marriage certificates
County maps & road atlases
Leo Baca’s Czech Immigration Passenger Lists
Original passenger lists
Czech & Slovak town books
Czech & Slovak state archives
Czech & Slovak telephone directories

1651 Soupis (Register of People by Denomination) religion census

1654 Berni rula property census

1793 Soupis religion census

Professional genealogical researchers for records in Czech Republic and Slovakia
CGSI Member Surname Index (CGSI members and family members being researched)
Czech & Slovak church records
Foreign population and tax census
  • Slovak – Magyar 1869 census