The Archives is where we post the work of our associate family historians and other scholars.
This includes previously published and unpublished articles, annotations and translations of other larger pieces (including historical essays and biographies of noteworthy Czech, Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian emigrants). Occaisionally, there will also be a review of some particular useful resource that should help further the general understanding of contemporary genealogical research in these countries.
Under the heading "Travel" you will also find stories from the road, based on our own experience, as well as episodes submitted by our clients and friends to assist others with their travel planning.
- Folklore & Customs
- Historical Events
- Out & About
- Riding That Train ....
- Thoughts & Reflections
1.Folklore & Customs
National Costume of the Pilzen Region
by Marie Zahn
Source: From an article that was to be published in “The Great Book About National Costumes”, found in Novina from the 1930’s in Prague under the name “Šijeme kroje"
The Battle at Slavkov
by Marie Zahnova
Source: From an article written by Marie Zahn on the event of the 200th anniversary of Napoleons' famous victory.
3.Out & About
4.Riding That Train ....
The End of The Line
by Tom Zahn
Source: This is a page from my daily journal after a day in Benešov. To be sure, the desire to visit the waiting room that was built by Cseasar Franz Ferdinand for his personal guests. The article I hope captures some of the confusion and frustration that a ride on the Czech Railway is bound to deliver.
5.Thoughts & Reflections
DRIVING THE CZECH ROADS!
by Thomas Zahn
Source: Whether you are thinking about renting a car, to drive about the Czech Republic independently, or taking a group tour, where you put yourself in the hands of others, you may wish to first consider the risks.
A Note From The Owners
by Stan & Jan Donda
Source: Stan & Jan Donda are an American couple. Stan was born here and emigrated to the US as a 17 year old in 1968.
Bicycling in Bohemia (with help from České Dráhy)
by Justin Wuycheck
Source: From Justin Wuycheck's personal experience using Czech Railway's Bicycle Rental services in South Bohemia. Justin spends his Summers teaching English in Lozerre Provence in the South of France, where he dreams of "The Tour", and occasionally visits us here in Prague. While not working, he is either cooking or riding.
The Inspector-General Tickets Me on Tram 22, Prague
by Sandra Maresh Doe
Source: Sandra Maresh Doe received her B.A. from Doane College in Nebraska, M.A. from the University of Denver and doctorate of education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Sandra's career as English Professor at Metro spans more than 42 years. She has visited the Czech Republic at least twice, most recently as part of the Czech Academy of Sciences (SVU) symposium in České Buďejovice.
Oh The People You’ll Meet ….
by Tom Zahn
Source: A true story! Based on the experiences of one client who really was "from the nobility..."