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This [ '''Czech Republic Letter Writing Guide'''] is for researchers who do not speak Czech but must write to the Czech Republic for genealogical records. It includes a form you could use in requesting genealogical records. Click on [[Media:LWGCzechSlo.pdf|'''this PDF version''']] of the Czech and Slovak Letter-Writing Guide. '''Use the form on page 4 and 5.''' The second form is for Slovakia.
Czech vital records are presently being digitized and some are already available online. Please check the FamilySearch Catalog for records' availability before you write to the Czech Republic. If the records you want are not available through the Family History Library, then you can make your request to the Czech Republic Administration of Archives of the Ministry of Interior. *If you do not know which archive holds the records of your ancestors, send your request to the address given in the letter-writing guide. *'''If you know which archive ''' holds the registers that you need, your request for research may be '''sent to the appropriate archive ''' in the Czech Republic. This address is found at the top of the archive page.
Czech archives are accustomed to mail inquiries. If the form does not meet your needs, you may write a letter in English. Thus requests for heraldry can be presented, as well as requests for personal research in the archives.
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