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Genealogical Guides and Handbooks: Czech and Slovak

Habenicht, Jan.
History of Czechs in America. [Dejiny Cech°uv amerických. English.] With a foreword to the English edition by Paul M. Makousky. St. Paul, MN: Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, 1996. xii, 581 p., ill., maps.
LC call number: E184.B67H213 1996 LH&G
LC control number: 97121013

Detailed description, by state, of Czech immigration and settlement in the United States. Originally published in Czech in 1910. New English edition includes state maps and surname index.


Jerabek, Esther.
Czechs and Slovaks in North America: a bibliography. New York: Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences in America, 1976. 448 p.
LC call number: Z1361.C94J46 LH&G
LC control number: 77155955

Citations document the contributions of the Czech and Slovak immigrant communities. Particularly useful are chapters listing "Directories," "Organizations," and "Periodicals and Newspapers."


Kona, Martha Mistina.
Slovak Americans and Canadians in American Catholic who's who, 1911-1981 and Slovak ethnicity. Wilmette, Ill. U.S.A. (P.O. Box 42, Wilmette): K & K House, 1984. iii, 101 p., ill.
LC call number: E184.S64K66 1984 LH&G
LC control number: 84080633

Biographies of Slovak Americans and Slovak Canadians that appeared in volumes 1 through 23 of American Catholic Who's Who. Traces Slovak immigration and the growth of Slovak-American churches, organizations, and publishing.


Miller, Olga K.
Genealogical research for Czech and Slovak Americans. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978. xiv, 187 p.
LC call number: CS524.M54 LH&G
LC control number: 78013086

Describes types of documents to be found in present-day Czech Republic and Slovakia. Data concerning Czech and Slovak names; extensive bibliographies on specific topics.


Schlyter, Daniel M.
A handbook of Czechoslovak genealogical research. Buffalo Grove, Ill.: Genun Publishers, 1985. v, 131 p., ill.
LC call number: E184.B67S35 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 85070512

Practical advice is somewhat dated, but the handbook provides useful descriptions of German-, Hungarian-, Czech-, and Slovak-language gazetteers as well as types of primary sources available for researchers in the Czech and Slovak republics.

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