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Searching for Dietz family, lost town after WWII

Searching for Dietz family, lost town after WWII

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 3:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dietz, Hoyer, Boehm, Schnabl
My mother Renate Dietz was born in April 1945 in Lomnice (Steingrub) to parents Josef Dietz b.1907 Velky Rybnik (Großenteich) and Rosa Hoyer b.1912 Novy Kostel (Neukirchen).

I have scanned many church registers ( in that area looking for records of my grands' birth and marriage to no avail. The small town of Großenteich that my mother heard her parents talk of was razed after WWI as part of the border zone clearing around 1950.

I guess my question would be to ask if anyone knows how I could refine my search of parish registers. Assuming that my grandfathers records still exist, any thoughts on where they might be located now if his hometown is now leveled? My grandmother's town is still there, but also I get no traction searching for her info as most parish records I have found stop before her birth. Are more recent records kept somewhere else than the home district? Just a little lost here, with language barrier and lack of knowledge of them from family.

Any pointers would be appreciated...thanks all.
-- Joe --

Re: Searching for Dietz family, lost town after WWII

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 5:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Those records are too recent to be online. The books probably still are at some municipal office. Since you are a direct descendant, you should be able to obtain a copy of the records after you give them documents proving your relationship and pay a fee. But frankly, I don´t know if people at that office will be able to communicate in English and if this can be arranged by email. You´ll have to try, I guess :-)

As for the records, I´d try to look for them at Nový Kostel, Skalná or perhaps Cheb.

Re: Searching for Dietz family, lost town after WWII

Posted: 11 May 2013 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
I appreciate the response. I have had mild success communication with the Czech Republic using Google Translate to convert my text. I will have to try that route for now and see if I can locate documents from those local government offices. Thanks for the suggestions.
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