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Names of ancestors
  • Family records
  • Family members
  • Immigration records
  • US Census
  • Canada Census
Names of ancestral villages
  • Family records
  • Family members
  • Obituaries
  • Naturalization papers
  • Baptismal and marriage certificates
  • State, county or town histories
  • Cemetery tombstones
  • Family Bibles
  • Old letters
  • Church birth records of offspring
  • Immigration records
  • Passenger lists
Location of ancestral villages
  • Gazetteers
  • Lexicons
  • Slovenskej Republiky
  • Shtetl Seeker
  • Hungarian Village Finder
Names of those that came to the United States
  • US Census
  • Original passenger lists online
  • Commercial subscription websites (e.g. Ancestry, MyHeritage)
  • FamilySearch
Year of arrival at US port / name of passenger ship
  • Naturalization records (First Papers)
  • US Census
  • Alien registration / immigration records
Birth, marriage, and death dates for ancestors when they lived in Czech lands or Slovakia
  • Bohemia – 1651 Soupis (religious census), 1654 Berni rula (property census), 1793 Soupis
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  • Commercial subscription websites (e.g. Ancestry, MyHeritage)
  • FamilySearch
Information on your ancestral village
  • Gazetteers
  • Czech & Slovak town books
  • Village websites
  • Wikipedia (US and Czech)
  • Write to village / town mayor or historian
Military records for service in Austrian Army
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People with your family name currently living in Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Czech & Slovak telephone dictionaries
  • kdejsme.cz website search
  • Internet telephone directories for Czech Republic and Slovakia
How to contact people in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Obtain names & addresses from telephone directories
  • Use CGSI form letters to write
  • Hire professional genealogical researcher
  • Write to village / town mayor
Military records
  • Hungary – Family History Center
  • Slovakia – Family History Center
  • State archives
  • Hungarian State Archives
  • Kriegsarchiv (Military Archives) in Vienna
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