Genealogy Resource Available in New Format: The English translation of Hugo Chotek’s 1895 book is now in pdf.
Our genealogy fans spoke and we at Onward To Our Past® listened!
A few years ago, Onward To Our Past® undertook the work necessary to translate the rare 1895 book written by Czech-American author and newspaperman, Hugo Chotek, Ceska Osada, a jeji Spolkovy Zivot u Cleveland, Ohio, v Severni Americe, (A Bohemian Settlement and Her Social Life in Cleveland, Ohio, North America). Originally written in Czech, this book gives in-depth insights for genealogists and historians into the formative years of Cleveland, Ohio, a detailed look into its early Bohemian immigrant community, and additionally provides more than 2,500 Bohemian immigrant family surnames.
Naturally, we are proud of this translation. As a matter of fact we received so many positive comments that we continued our translation efforts with additional translations from the Czech-American journal, Amerikán Národni Kalendář.
At this point, it is important for us to acknowledge the fact we couldn’t have accomplished our translation efforts without the help of two crucial partners. We offer our thanks first to partner David Kohout, a highly talented and able Czech Republic researcher who provided us with our digital copy of this rare book. The second partner we owe thanks to is Karel Kosman (along with his team of experts) at KENAX Translation Service. Their assistance was invaluable throughout the entire process.
Our professional point of view is this first-ever translation of Chotek’s book as well as the Amerikán Národni Kalendář articles are of significant historic value to genealogists as well as historians. As a result we made the decision to provide all of our English translations free of charge. We want to make certain they are available to everyone to read, learn from, and enjoy.
Hugo Chotek’s original book contains 192 pages and our translation covers roughly 158 pages. Due to its large size we chose to post it in sections on our website.
One of the comments we received more often than any other was whether or not we could provide our translation in its entirety as a pdf.
As we said earlier, our fans spoke so we listened!
As a result Onward To Our Past® is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hugo Chotek book, Ceska Osada, a jeji Spolkovy Zivot u Cleveland, Ohio, v Severni Americe, (A Bohemian Settlement and Her Social Life in Cleveland, Ohio, North America) as a pdf.
You can access our new pdf file simply by clicking here. .
Feel free to enjoy this version of our translation, but please be advised it is copyright protected through the United States Copyright Office under registration number TX 7-738-771.