Moravia census records 1857-1921 now available online #austria-czech


Michael Gordy
 

With little fanfare, the Moravian state archives (MZA) in Brno has released on its website a vast collection of scanned images of census records for 1857-1921. The records span the collections of archives in Blansko,  Brno-venkov, Břeclav,  Havlíčkův Brod,  Hodonín,  Jihlava,  Kroměříž,  Pelhřimov, Třebíč,  Uherské Hradiště,  Vsetín,  Vyškov, Zlín, Znojmo and Žďár nad Sázavou.

I don't read Czech, but have the impression that the service is still in a testing phase. There is no English version of the website, and I see no indication that the URLs will be "permalinks." You can start a search here:
https://www.mza.cz/scitacioperaty/digisada/search
If we all rush to the website, expect slow server response times!

To give an example, I have reviewed the 528 images of the 1869 census of central Kyjov (Gaya in German), available here:
https://www.mza.cz/scitacioperaty/digisada/detail/10079
I have compiled an index of 51 Jewish families that appear in this film.  There is also a film for the 1869 census of peripheral areas of Kyjov, available here:
https://www.mza.cz/scitacioperaty/digisada/detail/10080
There seem to be even more Jewish families in the latter film.  When I complete my index of 1869 Kyjov, I will post more information to this list.

I believe this collection will rival badatelna in its importance to the Austria-Czech SIG!

Happy hunting,
Michael Gordy
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA

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