Re: [S-R] praha records
- hi Linda - do you know about the CGSI - the Czechoslovak Genealolgy and Cultural Society - they have done many data bases and have a huge library and you can arrange a search of records - www.cgsi.org
if you might like to explore having someone do research i have a friend who does it tho it's gotten harder as have to reserve way in advance to go to an archive there and use the books, also fees for this.
Really important to have 3 things - the person's first and last name, the exact birth date, the place of birth there.
i have another friend also in Prague who writes letters to village mayors and people with similar surnames in the phone book.
From: Linda Coleman <pitner@...>
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2010 12:11:50 PM
Subject: [S-R] praha records
Are there any records, church, civil, census for abt 1850 in Praha?
My Pittner and Soukup ancestry leads me to this area.
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- Thanks for the feedback. What I have is a land document in Kansas that
gives last residence as Pecinov Bohemia.
I have a newspaper clipping that shows Georg Pitner visited with his
brother James (Wenzel) Pittner .
Georg was born in Praha.
All three immigrated to Rawlins County, Kansas. There was also a
mention of Charles and Michael.
For Michael, it says Hungary. I don't know who they were.
All ship manifests for Wenzel, Antoin and George show Kingdom of
Bohemia. No Town.
I plan a trip to Rawlins County to look through old church records,
library, court house & museum.
Somewhere there must be an ancestral village listed.
G-Grandma was Josepha Soukup Pitner. Other Soukup's settles in the area
but again only Bohemia.