Discussion in 'Looking for Ancestors' started by Leslee Green, May 27, 2007.
What was the earliest Bohemian census? How can I access it?
By Czech Statistical Office web, official censuses started with edict of Empress Maria Theresa from October 13, 1753.
I don't know if these data are accessible.
On web the oldest data I found are from 1921:
The first census in meaning census was in 1869. Before they was various registries, mostely because property or tax matters. The first "census" was in 1651 - registry of serfs by proffesion, 1654 - registry of property for impost. Several census of Jews since 1618, the most importatnt 1793. But the census from 1869 (and later every decade) had all information for genealogist - name, date and place of birth, occupation, husband/wife, children, place of living.
I'm new to this posting board, and I am very happy I found it. I have hit a dead end in searching for my family before they came to the United States. What information I have is what follows:
Father Name: Frank/Francis/Frantz Miller (born Nov 1849, I think)
Wife Name: Bertha/Albertina Miller (nee Linka) (born Oct 1855, I think)
Came to USA: ~ 1892
Town I believe they came from: Schlan (now Slany)
Children that came with them to the USA:
- Frank/Frances/Frantz Joseph (born 17 Oct 1875)
- Albert John (born 25 Dec 1878
- Joseph Miller (born Jan 1882)
- Gustave Henry (born 26 Mar 1888)
- Anna (born June 1889)
- Mary (born Jan 1892)
Can you recommend the best approach to looking for information on these people? Thanks so much for your help
I went to the Czech Statistical Office web, however, since my reading Czech is not very good, I was unable to get any information. Is there a site that is in English?
If you look at that site the top right has a CSU link, click on and then it turns into an ENGLISH option button and everything gets translated for you. Hope it helps.
Separate names with a comma.