Czech Obituaries Article (Part II) Appeared In The “Chicago Genealogist” Spring 2012 Issue, Volume 44, No. 3; List Of About 150 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, Spring 2012, Volume 44, Number 3 issue.  The article is titled “Czech Obituaries Part II: Lusk to Zimney”  The author of the article is Gail Santroch.

Our library has this journal in our collection.

I did make a blog post on February 8, 2012 about a similar Part I article that appeared in the same journal in the Fall/Winter issue, Volume 44, No. 2.  Here is a shortlink to that post:

You may want to take a quick look at this new article because the author has included a list of about 150 additional entries of individuals for which obituaries have been extracted from the researcher’s own research on their Bohemian ancestry.  The surnames in this Part II start with the letter L and go through the letter Z.

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

The author noted in the Part I article 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 150 names in the Part II 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 Part II article by Gail Santroch.

I am currently looking at this journal so it should be back on the magazine shelves by about June 12, 2012.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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