Austria - Czech


Map of Austria and the Czech Republic


The purpose of our group is to serve as a forum for the exchange of genealogical and historical information relating to the Jewish communities that once existed in Austria and the Czech Republic (Bohemia and Moravia). We would also like to gather information about life there and make it available on-line to those who are interested. To foster this goal we’ve created the project, GemeindeView, to which we greatly urge you to contribute.

Please explore the resources found on this site including the guides to getting started with your research in Austria and the Czech Republic. If you're not already a member of our discussion list please join so that you can expand your knowledge of Austrian and Czech research as well as help others with their research.

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Articles and Features
about research in Austria
and the Czech Republic 

Jewish Genealogy Guides

Austria-Czech SIG Projects

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recent additions to the site

Gundacker List
a list of all towns for which Jewish records may be accessed for the Czech Republic


Austria-Czech Bibliography
books on Austrian and Czech Jewry

Austria-Czech SIG Members' Genealogy Pages

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Many thanks to JewishGen for providing space on their server for our web site. Explore the JewishGen Family Finder, the Family Tree of the Jewish People, and the ShtetlSeeker , and take advantage of the ViewMate service.

Just beginning to research your ancestors from Austria and the Czech Republic?
Start with our guides!

 Getting Started With Czech-Jewish Genealogy
- by E. Randol Schoenberg and Julius Mueller
Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy
- by E. Randol Schoenberg

Austria-Czech SIG Projects

The beginnings of a web-based encyclopedia commemorating all of the Jewish communities that once existed in Bohemia and Moravia. 
Look at our listings and contribute your story of your ancestral community.

Austrian GemeindeView
Several members are working on translations of 
the Hugo Gold works on the Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia and Moravia
to be available on our website.  Some of the existing town articles in Gemeinde View were derived from Gold's books.
      For a taste of what is to come, look at the following indices of towns and individuals mentioned in the books:

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Last Updated: May 2010
Many thanks to Beryl the former Webmacher for creating the original Bohemia-Moravia site