The Opava Land Archive covers northern Moravia and the former Duchy of Silesia. The website contains parish registers with birth, marriage and death records from the late 16th century to beginning of 20th century for northern Moravia and Silesia. It also contains land records for taxes and deeds, census records, nobility records, school registers, charters, maps and photographs. Also online is a card index to information including house registers. The application digi.archive.cz provides a comfortable search for digitized archival records within the scope of the Zemian Archives in Opava. It is available in three language versions and adapted to work on mobile devices.
Most of the parish records have been posted. The law does not allow births of less than 100 years for marriages and deaths of less than 75 years to be posted. Even if a volume has records older than that timeframe, if it also includes newer records, it will not be posted until it meets the legal requirements.
Also note that some volumes are only an index, and some volumes contain records plus an index either at the end of the book or after each section of records (birth, marriage, or death).
Identification of former German or Latin names of actual Czech places is allowed to users by Index of municipalities of Czech Silesia and northern Moravia (compiled by Dr. Adolf Turek et al., published by the Regional Archives in Opava, 2004). It contains in alphabetical order all sites of this region, the development of their names and administrative status. It can be accessed here