Did YOUR ancestors come from Bohemia?
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The State Regional Archives Trebon has been busy up-dating and improving the site. They're creating indexes of names in the church recordbooks as we speak, though so far, HESCH doesn't show up. (It seems like they're starting with the Czech villages, which is only right, and probably easier, too).
These books are the church record books from Bohemian villages and towns starting around 1650. At the time, Bohemia was 90% Roman Catholic, with about 36% ethnic German.
The Archives, as of today, have 610953 images (pages) of digitized church record--births, marriages and deaths.
They're providing a truly wonderful service for genealogists around the world.
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