Find Chicago Genealogy Resources Czech Slovak for your family history research in Cook County. This post includes resources in addition to the ones found at the major genealogical sites. For links to other Chicago genealogy resources, click here. Image above courtesy Czechs in Chicago.
Chicago Genealogy Resources Czech Slovak
1. Bohemian Genealogy at the Newberry Library
Start with the Bohemian Genealogy research page at the Newberry Library. at this 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)
2. Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI)
Membership in the Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI) offers access to many essential resources. CSAGSI membership includes access to the Obituary Index for Denní hlasatel, a Czech (Bohemian) newspaper published in Chicagoland since 1891. An Index to Death Records of St. Procopius Church, 1872-1889 and 1890-1915; and an index to Bohemian National Cemetery burial records are also included in member-only resources.
Their KORENY genealogy journal is published quarterly. The CSAGSI Paul M. Nemecek Genealogy Collection is located at the Riverside Public Library, Riverside, Illinois.
3. Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago
The Friends of the Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago offer a newsletter and other resources relating to the venerable Bohemian National Cemetery.
4. National Czech and Slovak Heritage Museum and Library
The Skala Bartizal Library contains genealogical materials for Czech and Slovak family history research. Staff and volunteers can assist genealogists using their collections. They also can help with questions about the original spelling of place names and surnames.
5. Illinois Newspaper Project
Use this link to search the Illinois Newspaper Project to find newspapers published in Illinois in Czech.
7. Books on Chicago Genealogy Resources Czech Slovak
These links to Chicago Genealogy Resources Czech Slovak gives you a research head start. For links to other Chicago genealogy resources by ethnicity, click here.