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Czech Republic, School Records 1799-1953
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Czech Republic
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Location of Czech Republic
Record Description
Record Type: School Records
Collection years: 1799-1953
Languages: Czech
Title in the Language: Ceska Republika Zaznamy studenstske
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Zemsky Archiv (Provincial Archives), Opava


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of school records for the years 1800-1953. The records primarily come from the Moravia region (between Bohemia and Slovakia).

The Czech Republic has only existed in its modern form since 1993, and it has undergone several major administrative changes over the last two centuries. Thus, in the period of this collection, the area encompassing the modern Czech Republic fell under the following jurisdictions:

  • Before 1806: Holy Roman Empire
  • 1806-1867: Austrian Empire
  • 1867-1918: Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 1918-1948: Republic of Czechoslovakia
  • 1938-1946: Nazi occupation
  • 1948 onward: Soviet satellite state

Records are arranged by Okres (District), Obec (Village), then Místo (Place).

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Czech. For help with reading the records see Czech Republic Genealogical Word List and Czech Republic Language and Languages.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Czech Republic, School Registers, 1800-1953.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of Child
  • Birth Date
  • Place of Birth
  • Country of Residence
  • Religion
  • Father's name
  • Father’s Place of Residence
  • Grades earned in various subjects taught

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

This collection is not complete. As of 3 May 2017 the districts available in this collection are:

  • Bruntál
  • České Budějovice
  • Český Krumlov
  • Frýdek-Místek
  • Jeseník
  • Jihlava
  • Karviná
  • Morava
  • Nový Jičín
  • Olomouc
  • Opava
  • Ostrava-město
  • Přerov
  • Prostějov
  • Šumperk
  • Svitavy
  • Třebíč
  • Ústí nad Orlicí

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select Okres (District)
  2. Select Obec (Village)
  3. Select Místo (Place)
  4. Select Volume number/letter, begin year, end year to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The online index entry generally lists only the most basic identifying information for an individual; the original record may contain further information which was not included in the index. Save or print a copy of the image if possible
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find the individual in other records
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Czech Republic Record Finder to find other records
  • The index entry might be inaccurate. If possible, look at an image of the actual record to verify the information listed in the index
  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person
  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. An individual might appear under a different name in a record for a variety of reasons
    • An individual might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
    • Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as they were pronounced. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches. Alternatively, try expanding the date range; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth
  • Search the records of nearby locations. While it was uncommon for an individual in this period to move more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, smaller relocations were not uncommon

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the Czech Republic.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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Image Citation:
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