Dear Aida Kraus,
KASOVICE (Kasowitz is the German name) kept its parish records in its
parish of Oparany. They are stored in the Trebon Archives and begin in 1787.
The judicial district is in Tabor, the nearest large town.
Prior to this time the parish records for Kasovice were kept in the town of
Jistebnice. They are stored in the Trebon Archives and begin in 1618.
This information is found in Felix Gundacker's books: Dictionary of Bohemian
Parishes in the Czech Republic; and the Register of Vital Statistics in the
Czech State Archives for Bohemia, part 1.
For further information, including the address of the Archives, please go to
Mr. Gundacker's web site at <http://www.ihff.at>
;. If you need professional
help, please contact Mr. Gundacker at <office(a)ihff.at>.
Now as to the question of the Moravian town of Neu Jezlitz/Jezlitza. I find
no such town listed in Felix Gundacker's Dictionary for Moravia, or in my own
published in 2000 Atlas of the Czech Republic. Could it possibly have been
misread or mispelled? Perhaps some lister on the German-Bohemian list can
help you out in this.
I would also point out the very real difficulties of someone living SW of
Tabor meeting up with anyone living in Moravia. As you know, I am sure,
there was no public transportation in the 1700's. How in the world did they
Please do get back to me on any possible solution for the difficulties with