Moravia census records 1857-1921 now available online #austria-czech
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:
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:
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:
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!
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I also do not speak Czech but Google translate did a great job of converting the web page to English.
I checked the 217 pages of the 1857 census records for the Uhersky Ostrau Jewish community.
There are separate records for the Jewish and Christian communities.
I was looking for my great-grandfather who lived there. I could not find him. I could only find one Beer family in the records.
Thus unclear to me whether the records are incomplete, whether my great-grandfather lived in an even smaller community outside Uhersky Ostrau, or whether we have it completely wrong and he lived somewhere else but was born in Uhersky Ostrau.