Archives for February 2012

Places of Research in Texas


E.A. Arnim Archives and Museum                                                                                           

101 W. North Main (Hwy 95) and Penn Street

Flatonia, TX


Open 3rd Sat. in April to the 1st Sat. in Dec. from 1p.m. to 4 p.m.


Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

5300 Caroline

Houston, TX 77004-6896


Czech Heritage Society of Texas Library and Archives

4117 Willowbend Dr

Houston, TX 77025-5705



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


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.

Atascosa County


Free Online Books
  1. Pamatnik




Internet Resources

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! 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!