Articles & Literature

The Articles is where we post the work of our associate family historians and other scholars.

This includes previously published and unpublished articles, annotations and translations of other larger pieces (including historical essays and biographies of noteworthy Czech, Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian emigrants). Occaisionally, there will also be a review of some particular useful resource that should help further the general understanding of contemporary genealogical research in these countries.

Under the heading "Travel" you will also find stories from the road, based on our own experience, as well as episodes submitted by our clients and friends to assist others with their travel planning.


  1. Annotations (Czech & English)
  2. Book Review
  3. Festivals, Folklore & Customs
  4. History
  5. Pilgrimage
  6. Sources
  7. Travel

1.Annotations (Czech & English)

2.Book Review

3.Festivals, Folklore & Customs

  • Masopust - Carnival by Thomas Zahn - 2021-02-16
    Source: From the author's journal, based on personal experience.
  • National Costume of the Pilzen Region by Marie Zahn - 2007-12-30
    Source: From an article that was to be published in “The Great Book About National Costumes”, found in Novina from the 1930’s in Prague under the name “Šijeme kroje"




  • Stable Cadester & Indication Sketches by Jan Pařez - 2009-06-02
    Source: 1st dept. of the State Central Archives in Prague
  • The Garden Party by Tomáš Biskup - 2003-12-09
    Source: Telgrams, transcription of Voska's phone call, lists and secondary materials are stored in: Archive of the Presidential Office - administration of president's household Receprions with the president TGM 3.7.1928 and i. Number 721 i. number 721 Trips of American Czechs and Slovaks to ČSR (GP 3.7. 1928), sign. D 8362/32
  • Czech-Americans Invited to July 3, 1928 Garden Party at Prague Castle by Tomáš Biskup - 2003-12-09
    Source: The source of this list was the Archive of the Presidential Office of the Czech Republic.
  • The Oath of a Midwife in Bohemia - 1766 by Jan Pařez - 2003-12-09
    Source: Jan Pařez is the currator of munuscripts at the Strahov Library in Prague, author of the "Handy Czech-English Genealogical Dictionary" and "Genealogical Sources in Bohemia" (chapters I to VII published in the CGSI Quarterly "Nase rodina"). He is also Manager of Research Services for P.A.T.H. FINDERS Intl.
  • The Second Trial: The passage by sea by Josef Polišenský - 2003-12-09
    Source: Translated from the original text by J.V. Polišensky 'Obecné problemy dějin Českého vystěhovalctví do Americky 1848-1914. Úvod do Ameriky I, Prague, 1992, Chapter 2.
  • Emigration documents of Bohemian people in the archival fund České místodržtelství (Elench) by Tomáš Biskup & Jan Pařez - 2003-12-09
    Source: State Central Archive - Dept. 1
  • Register of Serfs According to Their Confession 1651 by Jan Pařez - 2003-05-10
    Source: An article by Jan Pařez
  • The Way From Home to Sea by Josef Polišensky - 2003-04-01
    Source: Translated from the original text by J.V. Polišensky “Obecné problemy dějin Českého vystěhovalctví do Americky 1848 – 1914. Úvod do Ameriky I” Prague, 1992, Chapter 1.