New Year’s Improvements on the Onward To Our Past® Genealogy Services Website
There’s good genealogy news everyone!
With the assistance of the expert staff at Sociable Medium, there are some very exciting New Year’s improvements on the Onward To Our Past® genealogy website. We made these improvements in response to comments and suggestions made by you, our fans and for that we say a hearty thank you. Oh, and don’t worry as always, all of the resources you will find at Onward To Our Past® are still fully available free of charge
While many of the tweaks we made will be hardly noticeable, there is one change that we are the most excited about. We’ve made a change that we believe will definitely aid in your navigation of our site, especially when it comes to our original translations of several historic works that were until now only available in hardcopy and in Czech and our genealogy hints & tips!
Let us explain.
When you go to the homepage at http://OnwardToOurPast.com, you will see the same navigation bar with tabs across the top of the page located just under our logo as always. Also, as in the past, all of our featured country-specific genealogy knowledge hub tabs are still there. You will find a genealogy knowledge hub for Bohemian & Czech Genealogy, Italian Genealogy, and Cornish Genealogy. You will also still find our Meet Your Host and Contact tabs. However, in addition to these you will now find a new and exciting tab.
As you move toward the right end of the navigation bar you will see a new tab “eBook, Translations, & More »”. When you hover over this tab a new drop down menu appears with all of the following options:
- Chotek Article Translation
- Chotek Book
- Genealogy Hints & Tips
- Snajdr Article Translation
When you click on Chotek Article Translation you will be taken to the original and first ever translation from the original Czech to English of an Ameriká Národní Kalendář article written in 1895 by Hugo Chotek. It is titled “Paměti prvních Čechů v Cleveland, O.”, which in English is translated as “History of the First Czechs in Cleveland, Ohio”. This work was written by Chotek, a Czech-American newspaperman and author, after he spent the year of 1894 finding, interviewing, and then documenting the very earliest Czech settlers to Cleveland. It provides a wonderful and fascinating set of first hand views and information by and about the very first Bohemian (Czech) immigrants to Ohio.
When you click on Chotek Book you will find over a dozen segments that make up the translation of the 1895, 196 page Czech book written by Hugo Chotek and titled “Ceska Osada a Jeji Spolkovy Zivot u Cleveland, Ohio, v Severni Americe”, which in English is “Bohemian Settlers and Their Social Life in Cleveland, Ohio, North America”. This book, which was written for the 1895 Prague Ethnographic Exposition is the earliest known written and published history of any Bohemian (Czech) immigrant community in the United States. It includes not only a wonderful history, but also many personal notes about life among these Czechs and perhaps most important to genealogists, more than 2,500 surnames of Czechs living in Cleveland in 1895. As you can imagine, this makes this translation a crucial genealogy resource due to the destroyed U. S. Federal Census of 1890.
When you click on eBook you will find all the chapters of our brand new, original eBook “The Genealogy & History of the Original Bohemians (Czechs) of Cleveland, Ohio, USA”. This eBook, for the first time ever, identifies, researches, and documents those individuals who were the true original Bohemian (Czech) immigrants to Cleveland, Ohio. It then traces these original immigrants to any of their living descendants and includes what we learn from these individuals.
When you click on Genealogy Hints & Tips you will find all of our hints and tips that the Onward To Our Past® staff have written over the years for all our genealogy fans to enjoy and use in your future genealogy and family history endeavors.
When you click on Recipes you will find our entries that we have contributed that combine family history, food, and recipes of several family favorites.
When you click on Snajdr Article Translation you will find another unique, first ever translation from Czech to English of another excellent genealogy resource. This translation is of an 1879 Ameriká Národní Kalendář article written by Vaclav Snadjr and is titled “Clevelandajeh Čechové”, which is translated as “Cleveland’s Czechs”.
Plus, more resources will be added to this section in the future! So watch for several very exciting new original translations to help you with your genealogy.
We’d like to thank you again for your input that helped us improve our site and hope you will visit often!
Some excellent and free genealogy help is only a click away!