Czech Obituaries Article Appeared In The “Chicago Genealogist” Winter 2011-2012 Issue, Volume 44, No. 2; List Of 200 Obituaries Included In The Article

Hi Everyone!

For those of you doing Czech research in the Chicagoland area, you may want to take a look at a recent article that was published in the Chicago Genealogist, Winter 2011-2012, Volume 44, Number 2 issue.  The article is titled “Czech Obituaries Part I: Balek to Krupicka”  The author of the article is Gail Santroch.

Our library has this journal in our collection.

You may want to take a quick look at this article because the author has included a list of about 200 entries of individuals for which obituaries have been extracted from the researcher’s own research on their Bohemian ancestry.  The surnames start with the letter B and go through the letter K.  It appears this is Part I of what will be some ongoing articles written in this journal that will include more obituaries being included in the future articles.

The author includes a little template of what are the components that appear in these obituaries. 

The obituaries originated from the Denni Hlasatel, a Czech-language paper from Chicago.

The author notes that data that was extracted includes the following pieces of information:

  • Death Date
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Years in America
  • Cemetery
  • Family

The author also notes that the following pieces of information were not extracted and included in this article’s listing of the obituaries:

  • Undertaker
  • Church
  • Lodges
  • Member Organizations
  • Names of Grandchildren

If you are in our library and if your research area of interest is inclusive of Czech ancestors living in the Chicagoland area, then you may want to take a very quick look at this issue of the journal to see if any name you are researching may be included in this list of 200 names in the article.  I know the chances may be slim, but if you are here you will be able to look at the list in less than one minute.

Here is a link to the local Czech and Slovak Genealogical Society that may also be helpful to you in your Czech genealogical research:

Czech and Slovak American Genealogical Society of Illinois (CSAGSI)

I hope you find someone of interest to your research from the above article by Gail Santroch.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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One response to “Czech Obituaries Article Appeared In The “Chicago Genealogist” Winter 2011-2012 Issue, Volume 44, No. 2; List Of 200 Obituaries Included In The Article

  1. Cool article. I wonder if they ever did a German story:-)

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