Researching Kovacek. I’m researching my mothers side of the family, whose mothers maiden name was Kovacek. I was always told by my mother (Died 1988) that my Grandmother was born in Austria and that her mother was Czechoslovakian. I have recently obtained from my uncle a copy of my Grandmothers Birth/baptism Certificate, showing she was born in Hernals, Vienna in 1897 and was named, Aloisia Kowacek. It shows her mother as Elisabeth Kowacek (Born 1878), there is no fathers name, but a God Parent, Aloisia Steiner. I have a copy of my Grandmothers Marriage Certificate and she married my Grandfather, Sergeant Leonard Victor Young in Batoum, Georgia, in 1919 and then gives a Father as Parlik Kovatchek. They returned to England and had five children. I understand that the family had a fur factory in Czechoslovakia and I have seen envelopes which have been sent from a bank in Usti nad Labem, but don’t know if that was the area they lived in. I have photos of them in Karlsbad from 1927 to 1933 and also a post card, post marked Tusset, Bohmerwald. I have other post cards with writing on but cannot read them. I have been told from my uncle, that my Great Grandmother, Elisabeth Kovacek was put into a concentration camp in the second world war. She survived that, but died afterwards. I have looked in the Web Czech Phone directory and find only four names are registered and fourteen in the Austrian directory, so it must be an unusual surname. I would love to find out more information on my Kovacek family in Czechoslovakia or Austria, but it seems almost impossible. I write this with the hope that someone may be able to help in anyway, or any suggestions, no matter how small. Thank you. John Guest.