Chicago Genealogy: Bohemian, Czech & Slovak Resources
contains links for your family history research in Cook County.

For links to other Chicago resources, click here.

Please note: This list is meant to include resources in addition to the ones found at the traditional genealogical sites like FamilySearch, Ancestry, Fold3, and the like. And the lists are by no means exhaustive, so if you know of other resources that you’ve found useful in your research, please let me know.

1. Bohemian Genealogy at the Newberry Library

Burial records from the Bohemian National Cemetery, passenger lists, fraternal organization, and more. In the print collection, Bohemian-American Chicago city directory: Chicago Bohemian-Americans 1915 (Call no. F 548.9 B614 1915)

Chicago Genealogist– Fall 1994 issue contains a number of helpful articles on Bohemian research in Chicago.

2. Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago

3. Friends of the Bohemian National Cemetery

4. Czechoslovak Heritage Museum, Library and Archives

122 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1557
Tues 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Friday 10:00AM – 1:00PM
[email protected]

5. Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI)

CGSI Genealogy Collection

Check at the links above for collection holdings and access information.

The group has produced a major genealogical resource – the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index 1891-1970. The index contains entries for over 85,000 Denni Hlasatel-published obituaries from 1891 to 1970.

6. Czech and Slovak Roman Catholic Churches in Chicago

Chicago Genealogy: Bohemian, Czech & Slovak Resources
7. National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library– Skala Bartizal Library

8. Cyndi’s List Czech Resources

9. Rootsweb Mailing Lists

10. Illinois Newspaper Project

These Czech newspaper titles with publishing span dates are available at participating institutions:

(“u” indicates that the exact publishing span dates are unknown.)

Miller, Olga K. Genealogical Research for Czech and Slovak Americans. Detroit: Gale, 1978.

Schlyter, Daniel M. Czechoslovakia: A Handbook of Czechoslovak Genealogical Research. Buffalo Grove, IL: Genun, 1985.

So that’s it for Chicago Genealogy: Bohemian, Czech & Slovak Resources. For links to other Chicago resources, click here. To add information or advise of broken links, please contact me here.