For the city of Brno (of 1885), I am looking for the birth entry of an individual (Leopoldine Konstantin). So found the address of her father and now I am looking for the correct Catholic parish responsible for the street "Schwedengasse". For Vienna I would have a map at https://data.matricula-online.eu/de/oesterreich/wien/, does something similar exist for the city of Brno?

The only thing I found until now which went into this direction would be the in bottom-left corner of the following image but this sadly isn't on a street level: https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/5/5c/Czech_Images-3.jpg

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The Digital Archive of Brno (Brünn) has the 1890 census (advance to p. 2) with Konstantin, Leopoldina (or Leopoldine) and a birth date of 1886 März (March) 12. There is a column for Geburtsort, politischer Bezirk, Land that contains Brünn, Mähren (Brno, Moravia). In 1890 the family lived at Schreibwaldstrasse 35, having moved from Schwedengasse 4.

Searching for "Schwedengasse" + "Brno" I found an entry on an unrelated person who lived at Schwedengasse 6,8 -- and that entry claims that Schwedengasse is now Rooseveltova.

There are sites with historical maps of Brno. On this map it appears to say "Schwedeng-" on the road that is marked "Rooseveltova" in the Google map.

Looking at Google Maps for Rooseveltova 4, there are two Catholic churches just 2 blocks away: Kostel sv. Jakuba (Church of St. Jacob/James) and Kostel svatého Tomáše (Church of St. Thomas). I would start with one of those. Or, you could look at more historical maps to see whether there were other Catholic churches nearby.

  • Thank you soo much! I was looking at these records of these particular churches before and wasn't successful but thanks to the census form I now know why, the family was Lutheran (apparently the father converted because I know that he was born Catholic).
    – phk
    Aug 13, 2020 at 6:00
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    Found her!
    – phk
    Aug 13, 2020 at 6:04

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