A very BIG thank you to Aida for her helpful post. I have also received several very
informative help from list members, and I am very grateful for their replies.
Kind regards to all.
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:24:30 -0800
From: Aida Kraus <birchbaylady(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] How to find PLZEN archive site for
Graslitz (German name of area) now Kraslice
Graslitz (Kraslice) is in the Egerland on the foot of the Erzgebirge
(Kruzne Hory) between Eger (Cheb) and Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) if you want
to find it on the map. A good source is
The Egerland was 100% German before the expulsion of all Germans from
there in 1945-1947. Graslitz was known for the manufacture of musical
instruments. You can access German Church Registers archived at Plzen
(Pilsen) through your computer by going on this web site (you will have to
register, but it is free).
To navigate this site, search in the archives of the German Bohemian List
and you will find instruction how to navigate acta publica. Look under
that subject where you will find lengthy discussions and instructions. To
enter this site key in:
On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 8:57 AM, <acmbjc(a)aol.com> wrote:
Regarding the post below from ppk1501(a)ymail.com, I would like to search
the Plzen archives for the Staniek surname. My ancestors came to western
PA in 1853, and have found them listed on the Castle Garden site as leaving
Bremen. They considered themselves German, although the Staniek surname
appears to be Slavik. Family records have them living in Graslitz now
Kraslice. Any help will be most appreciated.