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Help with Hachek or Wrtischka in Mladá Vožice or Tábor

Help with Hachek or Wrtischka in Mladá Vožice or Tábor

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 8:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Mar 2013 8:33PM GMT
I am helping my friend research one of his lines. We traced him through US Naturalization records and Austrian army records to Oldřichov, Mladá Vožice, Tábor in present day Czech Republic. The original record listed the location as Woldrickow, Jung Wozitz, Thebor, Böhmen. His birth is 1840 and emigration to New York in September 1869.

I am trying to find out what records are available for Mladá Vožice and come up empty. I know there are a couple of churches there that existed before the 1800s, but wonder whether anyone knows of online or microfilm copies of them. The man went under a different name as he entered the army. His original name is something similar to Hachek and in the army his name is Wrtischka.

Can anybody offer any ideas?

As an afternote: I found what I have so far from the Austrian amy records under Wrtischka, but no records with the army marriage records. He was married somewhere between 1860 and 1865. I was hoping to find some church records.

Re: Help with Hachek or Wrtischka in Mladá Vožice or Tábor

Posted: 13 Mar 2013 6:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Parish books for Oldřichov http://digi.ceskearchivy.cz/DA?lang=en&menu=0&doctre...

Both Hašek and Vrtiška families lived there in that time area. And the surname change was normal, in earlier times people often changed their surnames when they moved into an another house - the previous owner or lodger´s surname became their new one. There was a law in 1780 that surnames should be hereditary and stay unalterable, but it seems that laws just didn´t apply in that area. :-)

Good luck with finding what you need, sometimes it´s a real horror. People with three or four different surnames are not that uncommon.

Re: Help with Hachek or Wrtischka in Mladá Vožice or Tábor

Posted: 13 Mar 2013 8:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much! This will be a new adventure for me. I have done German and Danish research. Now I get to learn a little about how it works in Czech, thanks to your help.
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