Genealogical RESEARCH In CZECHIA

Immigrants

WELCOME TO THE GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY WEBSITE

Here you can find genealogical services for your Czech ancestors. I suppose you have started your own genealogical search and found relatives of Czech origin. Now, you want to learn more and look for somebody who can do the research for you in the Czech Republic.

I can help you in various ways. The extent of your order can vary from a limited search for only one individua to an in depth research and analysis of the family tree part of relatives located in the Moravian region.

WHERE THE RESEARCH CAN BE DONE

Generally speaking, I can do the research in all the districts of which Moravia is part of. Moravia is a historical Eastern part (land) of the present Czech Republic. See the green area on the map where the blue lines show the present district borders. If you are not sure of the area and locality, please contact me via e-mail.

SERVICES OFFERED

I can research all Moravian sources including: Church parish records, The funds of original manors, Tax records, Old cadastral maps, etc. Copies of all found records will be provided with an English translation included. References to the sources of the records and comments explaining names, occupations, places etc. will be enclosed too. Eventually the chart will be added summing up all the discovered persons.

Moreover, I can find your ancestor's home village/town and house, and provide photographs, maps, etc. If you are about to visit your father's home I will provide all needed information for it.

HOW TO START

I will need a summary from you of the information that you already have, as well as a summary of what you would like me to find out. To start searching for a specific individual the minimum information I need is the name of the ancestor, the name of his/her birth town or town of residing and the years he/she has lived there. Any other piece of information about the person can add to the chance of finding a track of the person

Moravia

IN WHICH FORM YOU WILL RECEIVE THE RESULTS

Depending on your choice, you will receive the report either in text format (PDF) or in database format (GEDCOM). All copies and photographs will be sent in JPG format. Other formats are however also possible on request.

FEES

My basic fee is EUR 15 per hour or equivalent in your local currency (about USD 19) plus expenses. These fees cover research, writing, compiling and translating. Expenses include traveling outside of my office in Brno, as well as registry office fees. The maximum costs will be agreed upon with the client beforehand.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Ivo Stepanek
Genealogical Services
J. Faimonove 14, 628 00 Brno
Czech Republic

E-mail: stepanek@volny.cz

I am an independent researcher with a state license. If you choose to make use of my services, I can guarantee a thorough and detailed investigation and analysis based on many years of experience. I look forward in assisting you.

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PHOTO ON THIS PAGE:

An example of one previous project.

Joseph W. immigrated to the USA in 1903 from former Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia) and settled in New York. He was engaged to Rosalia, a woman from his native town, but it is not known whether he actually married her. If so, his wife had to die sometime during the next twenty years.

What we know for sure is that he married Mary, a young girl who immigrated in 1923 from former Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Rep.). His new wife was twenty years younger than he was but it seemed that their marriage was happy. They had two sons: Joseph (born in 1926) and Francis (born in1931).

The younger Francis is photographed with his father on this picture taken in New York City sometime in early 1940’s. Joseph wears an OREL uniform – OREL was a Czech Catholic sport organization (competing with the nationalistic anti-Catholic and far larger SOKOL.) Francis wears a Czech national costume on the photograph, which was probably from the Chodsko region (South-Western Bohemia). This picture shows that the national feeling from activity in various Czech compatriotic organizations was still strong in the first immigrant generation.

Francis was brought up in a religious household and decided to study theology after the war. He became a catholic priest after his studies.