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Discover Your Czech and Slovak Roots

Independent Study Course

Format: Download

SKU# U6348


  • You have Eastern European roots in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, which controlled Czech and Slovak lands at the time many immigrated to America
  • You have Czech or Slovak roots and want to begin overseas research 
  • You are a member of a Slovak and Czech heritage club or church and wish to expand your family tree and honor your heritage

Genealogists with roots in the Czech Republic or Slovakia often stumble across the same obstacles in their research. Do changing borders, surname problems or language translation issues sound familiar? Discover the tools and tips for tracing those elusive ancestors from Czechoslovakia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire in this digital download.


  • How to locate immigration and emigration documents
  • Key Slovak and Czech history, including the significance of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Czech and Slovak surname and given name patterns that will help you trace your family
  • How to locate your ancestral village
  • Records and strategies for finding your ancestors in the old country


  • This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy and have done some investigation into your family history. If you are a total beginner, consider taking the Discover Your Family Tree course before downloading.
  • You will get the most out of this course if you already know which specific ancestors or generation of your family came from Slovakia or the Czech Republic. For those who haven't yet discovered this part of their family history, we recommend taking the Tracing Immigrants course first to help you identify your Czech or Slovak immigrant ancestors
SKU U6348
File Type ZIP
Format Download

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