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Czech Republic
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Location of Czech Republic
Record Description
Collection years: 1850-1949
Languages: Czech, German
Title in the Language: Česká republika, Obyvatelské Záznamy
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District archives of Trutnov and Nachod (Státní okresní archiv Nachod)

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

This collection includes inhabitant records from 1850-1949 for Eastern Bohemia. Inhabitant record cards show when a family moved in or out of a local area. The records are written in the languages of Czech and German. Some records are handwritten and may be difficult to read. Others may have faded ink or torn and damaged pages.

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What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Birth date and place
  • Place of residency
  • Spouse, parents’ names

  • Marriage date and place
  • Religion

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

This collection includes marriage registers, town records, land records, and population registrations.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Records from the following places are included in this collection. Click the link to see the FamilySearch Catalog record and description of the the records.


Czech Republic


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

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  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
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