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I love, love, love the collaborative nature of the genealogy community!  It is truly wonderful when you run into a problem, a question, or a remote need that so often there is some[...]
Not too long ago I was tracing a first cousin from Bohemia across the United States.  This elusive fellow, Frantisek Knechtl, was a tough one for me to follow, document, and record[...]
One of the 1800s photographs from Hugo Chotek's book
As seen in Huffington Post United Kingodom For the first time ever in English, a rare look at an early immigrant community as well as more than one thousand immigrant family names [...]
Genealogy article found in Cleveland Plain Dealer for Joseph K. Vicha.
Good news! My current article is now up and live on the free blog for GenealogyBank. My most recent article is about new and different ways to attack brick walls in your genealogy [...]
Jan Hus is a significant figure in history and genealogy if you have Czech family history.
HAPPY JAN HUS DAY! July 6th marks Jan Hus Day in the Czech Republic and around the world if you are of Czech heritage! We celebrate today as Jan Hus Day, in recognition of his deat[...]
Great news today! Dr. Karel D. Bicha is a most knowledgeable and wonderful resource for those of us studying Bohmian (Czech) genealogy, family history,  and the early immigration t[...]
CELEBRATE!  CELEBRATE! They are up ….. and they are live! Onward To Our Past® is pleased to announce that three new Resource Pages have been added to the website/blog! One co[...]
For those of you here who have Bohemian (Czech) roots or just an interest in this intriguing country, I offer the following brief bits of historic information on Bohemia.  I hope t[...]
  Today’s Tip is pretty simple and one that you all most likely already know:  Remember as you do your work, that to draw in family, we must be about much more than name[...]
I am very excited by today’s interview!  A terrific ‘catch’ as this fellow is usually off racing a mile-a-minute or faster all around the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, and o[...]