Articles

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This includes previously published and unpublished articles, annotations and translations of other larger pieces (including historical essays and biographies of noteworthy Czech, Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian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.

TOPICS :

  1. Annotations (Czech & English)
  2. Festivals, Folklore & Customs
  3. Food & Beverage
  4. Pilgrimage
  5. Travel

1.Annotations (Czech & English)

St. John Sarkander (1576-1620)
by Father Robert F. McNamara
- 2019-02-25

Source: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Irondequoit, NY

A Little Bit About Us
by Thomas Zahn
- 2010-05-06

Source: Personal accounts of the founders

The Battle at Slavkov
by Marie Zahnova
- 2005-04-19

Source: From an article written by Marie Zahn on the event of the 200th anniversary of Napoleons' famous victory.

4.Festivals, Folklore & Customs

Masopust - Carnival
by Thomas Zahn
- 2021-02-16

Source: From the author's journal, based on personal experience.

National Costume of the Pilzen Region
by Marie Zahn
- 2007-12-30

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"

6.Food & Beverage

2021 - Its Vintage Begins. Training
by Justin Wuycheck
- 2021-02-16

Source: https://thisjustintheczechrepublic.wordpress.com/2021/02/16/2021-its-vintage-begins-training-part-i/

The Joy of Wine in an Empty Room
by Justin Wuycheck
- 2015-06-05

Source: First hand experience

Discovering the Wines of Southern Moravia
by Justin Wuycheck
- 2013-10-07

Source: From the personal experiences of a roaming oenophile, Justin Wuycheck.

9.Pilgrimage

St. Ludmila Pout'(Levý Hradec to Prážsky hrad)
by Thomas Zahn
- 2021-07-20

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands

St. Ludmila Pout' (Budeč to Levy Hradec)
by Thomas Zahn
- 2021-07-10

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands

St. Ludmila Pilgrimage - Days 2, 3 & 4
by Thomas Zahn
- 2021-06-18

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Lužec nad Vltavou to Budeč)

A Day to Remember
by Tom Zahn
- 2021-05-31

Source: Personal journey on foot through the Czech Lands (Bílá Hora)

St. Ludmila Pilgrimage – Day 1 from Mělník
by Thomas Zahn
- 2021-05-26

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Mělnik to Lužec nad Vltavou)

Picking Up the Trail - Day 11
by Thomas Zahn
- 2021-04-24

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Rohy to Kralovice)

Another Day - Another Castle - Day 10
by Thomas Zahn
- 2021-02-25

Source: From the author's personal journey, walking the Way of St. James from Kozojedy to Hrad Krašov.

Prayer for the Forest – Day 9
by Thomas Zahn
- 2020-12-05

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Zvikovec to Liblín)

Chilling with Cilia in Čilá - Day 8
by Thomas Zahn
- 2020-11-18

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Skryje to Zvikovec)

Two Castles & Bridges on the Berounka - Days 6 & 7
by Thomas Zahn
- 2020-11-14

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Roztoky u Křivoklátu to Skryje)

The Fog at Dawn Lifts, and With it My Spirits… Day 5
by Thomas Zahn
- 2020-11-08

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Nižbor to Roztoky u Křivoklátu)

Don’t Stand So Close To Me - Day 4
by Thomas Zahn
- 2020-10-31

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Beroun to Nižbor)

An Expesive Beer - Day 3
by Thomas Zahn
- 2020-10-29

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands (Srbsko to Beroun)

An Expensive Beer - Day 2
by Thomas Zahn
- 2020-10-27

Source: Personal Journeys on foot through the Czech Lands

An Expensive Beer
by Thomas Zahn
- 2020-10-24

Source: A Pilgrim’s Lament By Tom Zahn

24.Travel

A Walk in the Country
by Thomas Zahn
- 2021-01-22

Source: From the author's personal travels

Lost or Stolen (Don't Panic)
by Thomas R. Zahn
- 2020-02-26

Source: First hand personal experience

Pálava Hills: A Bit of Geology and History
by Justin Wuycheck
- 2016-02-16

Source: https://thisjustintheczechrepublic.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/palava-hills-a-bit-of-geology-and-history/

An Extended Travel Experience
by Justin Wuycheck
- 2015-12-05

Source: Personal reflections on a couple tours with Justin as our guide.

DRIVING THE CZECH ROADS!
by Thomas Zahn
- 2008-03-19

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.

The End of The Line
by Tom Zahn
- 2007-12-30

Source: This is a page from my daily journal after a day in Benešov. In brief, it was inspire by a visit the waiting room built by Cseasar Franz Ferdinand in Benešov, for his personal guests. The article, I hope, captures some of the confusion and frustration that a ride on Czech Railway is bound to deliver.

An American family takes on Prague’s castles and history
by Laura Stanley
- 2007-08-01

Source: Travel & Leisure Family - Sept. 2007

Bicycling in Bohemia (with help from České Dráhy)
by Justin Wuycheck
- 2007-02-03

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
- 2006-07-04

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
- 2005-05-29

Source: A true story! Based on the experiences of one client who really was "from the nobility..."

Out and About in the Czech Republic & Slovakia
by Tom Zahn
- 2003-12-09

Source: Three Stories From this Side of the Pond