Here is a wonderful website if you are searching for newspaper articles.
I ran into these two websites. They do have a price attached to the membership.
The membership fee is $39.95/yr. There is a 7 day trial membership.
You will receive access to:
- County Records
The second website is Geneaology Bank
- military records
- government documents
E.A. Arnim Archives and Museum
101 W. North Main (Hwy 95) and Penn Street
Open 3rd Sat. in April to the 1st Sat. in Dec. from 1p.m. to 4 p.m.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Houston, TX 77004-6896
Czech Heritage Society of Texas Library and Archives
4117 Willowbend Dr
Houston, TX 77025-5705
LA GRANGE, TX
Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives
855 S. Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945
Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center
250 West Fairgrounds Road
La Grange, TX 78945
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78025
Monday-Saturday -9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday- Noon-5 p.m.
I have several websites that I use frequently for my research.
This website has a wealth of information including birth and death certificates, census, and marriage information. The best part about this website is that it is free!
Ancestry.com does a lot of work for you. This website will connect what you have input to information in census, other people’s family trees, etc. When it finds a connection, a little leaf will appear that signifies there is a possible hint for a person in your tree. This requires a monthly or yearly subscription.
There is nothing better than connecting with other people. I have learned so much from being a part of TexasCzechs Yahoo group. This group requires that you join in order to receive emails from other members. When someone has a question, they send a message to the group. This message will reach hundreds of people and chances are someone out there knows the answer to your question. The beautiful part about this group is that it connects you with people from other parts of Texas who share a common interest.
“TexasCzechs is the official e-list for The Czech Heritage Society of Texas. TexasCzechs, also known as the “Electronic Czechs,” is a group of collective souls that are joined together by their heritage or love of Czech things in general. We have lively discussions regarding the food, culture, traditions and just growing up Czech. We tend to share a love of history whether it is by genealogy or stories posted by members regarding Czech immigrants. We are of varied ages but we learn from each other. Our postings can be anything that relates to Czech life, be it picking cotton or making grape wine. Many members post findings of their family while there are those who have no interest in the genealogy section but relish the stories. Please join us in our celebration of our wonderful Czech heritage!!!” (from our group’s main page). Description by: Rick Garza.
I found that Google Translate was a lifesaver when trying to translate records in Czech.
This is the website for the online Regional Archives in Opava. This site is priceless!