Free Genealogy Resources For You On the Website of Onward To Our Past®
Several people have recently asked me what all the genealogy resources are available on our website, Onward To Our Past®. We decided it was a probably a good time to review the menu of what we have here for all you lovers of genealogy and family history.
Most Importantly Every One of the Over Four Hundred Resources on Our Site Are FREE!
When we first began the Onward To Our Past® website we made the decision that all of the resources we offered there would be free of charge. So you can sit back, relax, and know you will neither be required to pay for any of our online resources nor have to pay to subscribe to see them. We do strongly suggest that you sign up on the site so you can receive first notice for all of the updates, new articles, and materials we post on the site.
Now let’s take a look at what we offer on our site:
Three Major Genealogy Knowledge Hubs: Bohemia (Czech) Genealogy, Cornwall (U.K.) Genealogy, and Italian Genealogy.
These three free Knowledge Hubs are great starting places for anyone beginning their genealogical and family history journey who have ancestors from Bohemia, Cornwall, and/or Italy. You find these Knowledge Hubs on the banner across the top of our home page. Click and you will discover history and genealogy background, links, hints, experts, and examples of how to be successful in your genealogical pursuits in these three areas of the world.
Eight Additional Categories of Genealogy Help Listed as Free Resources
Again, on the banner at the top of our home page you will find a tab titled “Free Resources»”. Hover over this tab and a dropdown menu will appear offering eight additional categories of more free genealogical support. They are as follows:
Chotek Article Translation: This tab brings you to the only English translation of the 1895 article titled “History of the First Bohemians in Cleveland, Ohio”. This article, found in the Czech-American journal Ameriká Národni Kalendář was written in Czech by newspaperman and author Hugo Chotek.
Chotek Book Translation: This tab opens thirteen separate posts that provides the only English translation of the 192 page book, again authored by Czech-American Hugo Chotek, written for the 1895 Czech Ethnographic Exhibition that was held in Prague, Bohemia. This book gives an excellent overview of the beginnings of the City of Cleveland, the early Bohemian immigrant community there as well as a detailed look at the life, organizations, and accomplishments of those immigrants. It holds the surnames of more than 2,500 early Bohemian immigrants for us genealogists.
eBook: The Genealogy & History of the Original Bohemians (Czechs) in Cleveland, Ohio, USA: This tab holds a multi-chapter eBook on our work to discover and document the very first Bohemian settlers to Cleveland, Ohio. Currently there are six chapters completed and more are in the process of being researched and written. These in-depth stories focus on each of the very first Bohemians who came to settle in Cleveland, Ohio, starting in the late 1840s. It provides a mixture of history and genealogy, often tracing these families to present day descendants.
Czech, Please! Finding the First Bohemian/Czech Immigrants Across America: A new crowdsourcing effort to identify, document, and preserve who the earliest Bohemian immigrants were to cities, towns, villages, and rural areas across the United States – beginning with Augustine Herman.
Genealogy Hints and Tips: This section has over a dozen of our favorite hints and tips for genealogy and family history. Our focus is always on hints and tips that are easy, inexpensive, and simple.
Recipes: This section features some articles on foods from various cultures as well as family favorite recipes for everyone to try.
Šnajdr Article Translation: Opening this tab will bring you to another of our unique resources. It is the only English translation of the 1878 article written by Václav Šnajdr, noted Czech-American newspaperman. It is titled “Cleveland and its Bohemians”. It is a good solid view of the early days of Bohemian immigrants and their lives. Originally written in Czech, Onward To Our Past® translated this article to English and has made it available here.
Harding Bohemian Genealogy Treasure Chest: This tab offers several articles, translations and stories from a wonderful ‘treasure chest’ of newspaper clippings, photographs, stories, and much more from a concerned family member who wanted these materials preserved for the future.
Meet Your Host and Contact: Naturally, we also have tabs, again on the top banner of our homepage, offering a review of who I am as the owner of Onward To Our Past® and our website. There is also a tab for you to use for a quick and easy contact form.
We hope you will come to visit all of the pages of the website of Onward To Our Past®. We look forward to hearing your reactions, questions, and suggestions!