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!