Thank you for the information. I am hoping my mother will be able to get her 1/2 sister's birth record. Aloisia is my mother's 1/2 sister's mother so anything relating to her we would not be able to get. I just found out about 2 weeks ago that my mother had a sibling.....my mother is 70 and never knew. Her 1/2 sister Elizabeth would 90 years old if still alive. I am hoping we are able to get her birth record.....hoping on there it will say who she married so I can attempt to locate any family that way. We have no connection to anyone in Czechoslovakia so getting letters is a total impossibility. Oh I wish we did....would make getting the records we seek maybe just a little bit easier!!!!!!