I just realized that when I wrote my e-mail I was not responding
directly to the list.
So here goes.
The actapublica.eu site for Czech records has been changed to:
They are very helpful answering questions when you send them an
e-mail. You do not need to register to search the records but must
know the name of the village.
One very helpful hint for searching ... and a very necessary one.
The site is in Czech, English and German.
When you click on English, the word Locality comes up in Czech.
When this happens you cannot search ... all the headings for
searching must be in the same language. It is a problem with
their program. So if this happens click on Czech or German and
then go back to English ... all the headings should be in English.
Keep in mind that the records are in Czech ... but eventually you
will be able to translate them adequately.
Finding where records are kept:
To to Felix Gundacher's website:
There is no fee but you must register to see the information.
Once you register, click on gazeteer in the left hand column.
That will bring you a screen where you can type in the name of
the village. Several options will pop up for you .. in case your
spelling is not absolutely correct.
Through this you can get the name of the village, the old name for
the village and where the archives for the village are kept....and more.
Unfortunately, I believe the Obersdorf records are not in the Prague
archives. I also seem to remember there are two locations .. so you
will need to search both.
Another helpful site is Czech Genealogy for Beginners ... you can google
it to get to the website. It is run by a young woman with a young
family, She has published much free information about finding records;
she is also available for hire. Sorry but I have forgotten her name.
It is also possible this woman will be able to help you search the
alternate archives ... worth a try to check out her website and see what
Hope this helps those of you who also have Bohemian roots.
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hier Datenbanken von Historikern und Ahnenforschern für Ahnenforscher ...
Státní oblastní archiv v Praze
Examples of addresses: http://actapublica.eu/matriky/praha/prohlizec/3726/?strana=3