One additional thought: In addition to Bohemia and Moravia making up
the Czech portion of Austria, the third part of the Czech lands was and
is Silesia. The Austrians conquored it and later lost most of it to the
Prussians, but kept a portion that still belongs to the Czech Republic.
You might look at the Tesin / Czech Tesin up near the Polish / Slovak
Cindy Bolinger wrote:
> From: Cindy Bolinger <caboling@...>
> Hi Debbe,
> I don't know if this has been answered yet, but you should know that Bohemia
> and Moravia were both part of the Austrian Empire at one time. On census
> records, you may find the country of origin listed as Austria Bohemia, or
> Austria Moravia, or variations of these for those time periods.
> I would also suggest doing a little research into the history of the time
> period your grandmother came to this country before trying to find her in
> the "old country". Your library may be able to help.
> Cindy Bolinger
> Texas City, TX
> > Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 19:55:59 -0800 (PST)
> > From: Debbe and Mira <mira_the_cat@...>
> >Subject: Introduction (and a question)
> >Hi, I just joined the email list and I have a
> >(hopefully) easy question.
> >I always believed my paternal grandmother was born in
> >Czechoslovakia. She died in 1926 (when my dad was 3),
> >and when I got a copy of her death certificate, her
> >birthplace was shown as Austria.
> >On the 1920 census, her birthplace had been shown as
> >Bohemia, but that was crossed out and Austria was
> >written in. The strange thing was her language was
> >shown as Polish (which my grandfather was), but I
> >recall my dad saying he grew up speaking a mishmash of
> >Polish and some other Slavic language.
> >Unfortunately, all of the relatives on that side are
> >gone now, so I'm wondering if Bohemia is considered
> >Czech or Slovak? And why is Austria involved?
> >My grandmother's surname probably was Mudrak (although
> >her death certificate showed Mudiak), if that helps.
> >Thanks for any advice!