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Questions tagged [czechoslovakia]

Questions pertaining about ancestors living or visiting or the related records in the country of Czechoslovakia. Which existed from Oct 1918 to Jan1993 that then was restored two separate countries The Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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Translating postcard written in German and sent either to/from Trebisov in Slovakia

Postcard sent to from Trebisov, Slovakia, possibly to Berlin , and from/to my great-uncle Marcusz Goldfischer I'm not sure, I uploaded correctly, but there is an image of a woman on the front. (...
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German or Czech town (or city)

I have a document issued during 1940's by German authorities which shows my great-grandfather's place of birth. I am trying to determine where the place is. The town or city in either Germany or the ...
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What is the origin of the surname Fair?

William C Fair born about 1802 in Báb, Hlohovec, Nitriansky, Czechoslovakia. This could be my 3rd great grandfather. It would be nice to be able to confirm at least if Fair was known to be a surname ...
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Checking if surname is common in Czech Republic?

I’m thinking of trying to find relatives in the Czech Republic so I can learn more about my family history. Here in the US, my name is so rare that anyone who shares it is definitely related to me, ...
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What are these place names (in present-day Slovakia) from this US passenger list in 1913?

The full passenger list can be found below -- I'm looking at the entry for "Ignatz Schwarz" line 14. What is the name of the city he identified as last place of residence (also same thing as ...
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Spelling of Original Hungarian or Czechoslovakian surname?

I am working on tracing my girlfriend's family tree. Her last name is Paul, however her great-great grandfather immigrated from either Hungary or Czechoslovakia depending on who you ask. They say ...
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Origin of surname Шцмоняк

My paternal grandfather is the oldest person I know anything about who had the name. He was born in Rosiska (the obituaries disagree about whether that is in Czechoslovakia or Ukraine). He passed away ...
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Finding late 1930's ship departures from the Port of San Francisco?

I have been able to locate arrival records from Europe to the United States but have not been able to have success with the reverse. My grandfather and his mother returned back to Europe soon after ...