​​Links & Information to all things Czech​​​​​​​​​​​​


Here you can find websites, tools, information, links, DNA, etc.  Some sites are fee-based and indicated
with $.  However, most offer a Free trial and will periodically offer discount subscriptions.

         - - Family tree builder and DNA collection - USA based/huge Worldwide collection 
Myheritage.com     - $ - Family tree builder and DNA collection​ - European based/Worldwide collection
FamilySearch.com      -​ Family tree builder - Free - (LDS - Mormon Church) huge Worldwide collection
Czech Genealogical Society International - $ - Research Czech and Slovak genealogy - 2023 Conference
Czech Bohemian Ancestry/Genealogy - Research Czech & Bohemian genealogy​​​
ČGHSP - Czech Genealogy and Heraldry Society in Prague - Facebook
ThoughtCo - Reference site​ - get Free Family Tree Charts here.
Findagrave - World’s largest gravesite collection
BillionGraves - World's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data
Newspapers.com  - $ - Newspapers from all States online & going to way back in time.
Old Family Recipes - Finding Your Family & Family's Recipes in Old Newspapers ​- Video
Google Books - Search for ancestors in Google Books (books, magazines, newspapers, etc.) ​  Video
Czech Heritage Project - UNL Nebraska Czech Heritage Project
Czech Parish Records - High level introduction on how to search for ancestors in Czech Parish Records​ 
Czech Genealogy for Beginners - This is a huge site filled with invaluable information  ​
Cadaster Maps - Stabile cadaster maps - Who owned the land?   How to read Cadastral maps
LLCGS - Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society​  - Facebook
NSGS - Nebraska State Genealogical Society​                      - Facebook (private group)
Fold3 - $ - Discover your family's military past​
CSAGSI - Genealogy Society of Illinois                              - Facebook (private group)​
DNA - $ - Used as an aid in finding where your ancestors originated & who they were/who they are  
AncestryDNA, MyHeritage DNA, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA - All are major DNA testing companies​
DNA Problem Solving - Beginning steps, genetic genealogy principles & case study examples - Video ​

Where are the Czechs? - Cities with the Highest Percentage of Czechs in Nebraska​ (w/search options)​​

​A History of Czechs (Bohemians) in Nebraska​ - An account of Czech organizations, publications, schools,
artists, religion, settlement of counties and other items where Czechs in Nebraska have created/been
part of history.      Compiled by Rose Rosický, Omaha 1929​​​​

RootsTech 2023 - ​Virtual & On-site Genealogy Conference - Attend online for FREE - March 2-4, 2023
                              You can still watch the 180+ free new on-demand classes and webinars that were recorded.​

Restoring America's Cemeteries - Learn about preservation methods - Saving Ancestral Markers ​​
Nebraska Czechs / Chapters

* Nebraska has the highest percentage of residents of Czech ancestry in the United States @ 5.5 percent * ​
There are 12 Active Chapters belonging to Nebraska Czechs Incorporated.

Not all chapters maintain active websites however, links are provided for those ​that do have websites
​and/or Facebook pages.

Butler County
- No Website - Facebook only
Dwight - No Website - Link provided is for the village website
Komensky Club at UNL
Lincoln      - Facebook
Milligan - No Website - Link provided is for the Facebook page 'St. Wenceslas Brewfest'
Omaha Czech-Slovak Culture Club - No Website - Facebook only
Panhandle  - Facebook
Prague       - Facebook
South Central Czech/Slovak Society - No Website - Facebook only
Wilber       - Facebook
York​​​​​​​​​​​          - Facebook

​Czech Americans
- Cultural background on Czechs who became Americans
Czech Republic Radio Stations - Live Radio from the Czech Republic - many different genres to choose
Czech Republic Webcams - Views from 1,064 Live Webcams in 14 Regions of the Czech Republic
Carp Hunting - Carp (the fish) in the Czech Republic 
Hunting in Czech Republic - A field guide to Czech hunting​ small and large game
Sedlec Ossuary - The Church of Bones - Located in Sedlec, in the suburbs of Kutna Hora​ 
Haunted Places - Haunted Places in the Czech Republic - as if the Bone Church wasn't enough for you 
Abandoned St Georges - An abandoned 14th-century church in Lukova that is filled with 'ghosts' !​
​Shocking Czech
- 10 Shocks of Visiting The Czech Republic - Video - Wolters World
Top 30 Things - To Do in Prague (First-Timers Travel Guide) 2023
Prague Food Tour - Ultimate Czech Food + Street Food in Czech Republic! - Video - Mark Wiens
100 Most Popular Czech Foods & Beverages - Try them all if you can!   
ŠKODA - Škoda Auto Company - The most popular brand of automobiles in the Czech Republic
Christmas Ornaments of Bohemia - Hand made beautiful ornaments since 1931​
Ceramics & Pottery  - Traditional pottery and crafts market in Beroun’s Hus square ....Video             
​Only In Your State - All things Czech in the United States - Food, Attractions, Travel & More! ​
Pearl Ornaments - Rautis – Handmade pearl ornaments from Poniklé  - The Krakonoš.....Video  
Czech Stop - Famous Czech Stop and Little Czech Bakery in the city of West, Texas - They will ship! 
​Mushrooming - Mushroom foraging - a national pastime in the Czech Republic - Video1Video2  
Rybička - "Little Fish" knife​ - Given to Czech children as Christmas gifts - fascinating 100 yr history!
Moravian Culture - The Czech Republic's Rich Moravian Culture
Prague, Czech Republic In 4K​ - Beautiful aerial view of one of the most beautiful cities of the world!

The History of Europe: Every Year - Borders/Populations of European countries, every year since 400 BC
The Rulers of Europe: Every Year - Rulers of European countries, every year since 400 BC​
​​​A Super Quick History of the Czech Republic - History of the Czech Republic and Slovakia (compressed!)
Czech Republic for Beginners - This is the Czech Republic in a nutshell!
Czech Republic Geography Simplified - Geography Now! -  Czech Republic (Czechia)​
Czechoslovakia - A tribute to the history of a nation - A fascinating country in the past/100 Deep Dive Facts!​
Fascinating Czech Republic Videos in 4K Ultra High Definition...​these are new within the last day or so!
Recent Walking Tour:                       Exploring Prague in the Czech Republic by walking - City Center at Sunset
​Czechia Countryside Driving TourA relaxing road trip in the Czech Republic - Liberec to Kryštofovo Údolí           
Driving Prague Tour:                        Driving through Prague in the Czech Republic - Sunset Driving Tour
Carlsbad - Karlovy Vary:                  Exploring villages, towns and cities in the Czech Republic             

Note:  Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln may make third party content or services available on or through our website service as a convenience to our users ​(ie; links to third party websites/social media).   We do not control nor do we endorse any third-party materials or services nor are we responsible for reviewing the accuracy of any third-party materials.   

                                               ​​Lastly, we do not use or keep cookies....we eat them.

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Surrounding States - Czech Organizations/Chapters

​​Kansas -
   Kansas Czechs Inc.
   ​Miss Czech/Slovak Kansas Pageant
   Czech and Slovak Club of Kansas City  -  Facebook
   Republic County Czech Club - Republic County & North Central Kansas 
​Missouri -
    American-Czech Educational Center​Facebook
   Miss Czech-Slovak Missouri Pageant ​​​
South Dakota -
   Tabor South Dakota Czechs​ -  Facebook
Iowa -​​​​
   Northeast Iowa Czechs          - Facebook for Czech Heritage and Masopust​
   Czech Heritage Foundation   - Facebook
Colorado -
​   The Colorado Czech/Slovak/Rusyn Interest Group
Wyoming -
   None found so far  ...one would think there has to be at least one Czech descendent living there?
Minnesota -
   Czech Heritage Club         - Facebook​​
Wisconsin -
   Wisconsin Czechs             - Facebook​
- ​​
​   Oklahoma Czechs Inc.     -  Facebook
Texas - 
​​​​​   Texas Czechs

Ohio - 
   DTJ - "Delnicke Telocvicne Jednoty" 

Nebraska Festivals

   Omaha Czech/Slovak Cultural Club Festival ​
​   Annual Czech Festival - Lincoln Nebraska - Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln

   South Central Czech Festival - Hastings, Nebraska - South Central Nebraska
   Milligan June Jamboree - Milligan, Nebraska-
   Clarkson Czech Festival - Clarkson, Nebraska
   Dwight Czech Festival - Dwight, Nebraska
   Wilber Czech Festival - Wilber, Nebraska 
   Czech Heritage Day (Beer Barrel Days)​ - Prague, Nebraska
   St Wenceslaus Brewfest - Milligan, Nebraska
   Annual Czechfest of York - York, Nebraska​​​​​​

* For updated information for the above local festivals, please visit:  Nebraska Czechs Inc.​​​

Out-of-State Festivals
WestFest - West, Texas   ....September/Labor Day weekend​   
Masopust - Protivin, Iowa​   .....in February (Mardi Gras)
Czech Festival - Yukon, Oklahoma​​​​​   .....in October
Tabor Czech Days  - Tabor, South Dakota  .....in June ​
Houby Days - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Czech Village)  ....in May​
Sugar Creek Slavic Festival - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Kansas City area)​    ....in June
Czech-Slovak Festival - Phillips, Wisconsin   ....in June​
Cesky Den Festival - Hillsboro, Wisconsin​    ....in June (also have something in October)
Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival - Wilson, Kansas ...in July  -  Facebook
​​National Polka Festival - Ennis, Texas  ....in May  -  Facebook
TCHCC - Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center - La Grange, TX  ...in May & October - Facebook
Spring Czech Festival - St. Louis, Missouri  ...in April 
DTJ -  Taborville, Ohio    Czech Day ...in July  &  Harvest Festival ...in August​
Spring Festival - Republic County Czechs, Cuba, Kansas ​...in April  

Czech Republic Festivals
Czech Republic Festivals - List of major festivals in major cities & national holidays observed

Czech Culture and Tradition     

Kroje - Traditional Czech, Moravian, Silesian, Rusyn, and Slovak folk-dress - for men & women. (Kroj) 
The Kroj - ​​A Connection to Czech Heritage - Czech Center Houston.
Kroje Online - A site made to help the traditional Czech and Slovak kroje live on.
Czech Costumes - Blog​ dedicated to the beautiful costumes of the Czech/Slovak people.
Czech Kroj - Focus on traditional folk costumes in the Chod region. 
Kroj Regions - Kroje as found in Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia​ - HD JPEG Map (enlarge for detail)

Sokol - ​Founded in 1862 in the Czech lands by Dr. Miroslav Tyrs - “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body” ​
American Sokol - Physical athletic training & provides cultural awareness & family oriented activities 

Music & Musicians in Nebraska
"Where is my home?"  - The Czech National Anthem with English lyrics
“Going Home”  - Classic work of  Antonin Dvorak (Symphony #9 - 1893) - Sung by Alex Boye  
Czech Music in Nebraska - Historical account of Czech Music in Nebraska - Vladimir & DeLores Kucera 
Czech Moravian Folk Music - Sample of Moravian traditional music or Moravian folk music 
Classic Praha - Live Classical Music direct from Prague - click on the Listen Now button.
Old World Czech Music - Online Czech Republic radio station featuring brass-band  & folk music​
Zenkl & Kozák - There's more to Czech music than just the stereotypical; here's bluegrass & folk music​​
Comenius the Hymn Writer - Moravian Music and History Lecture
​Lord God in Grace and Holy Love - A Hymn written by Comenius - Moravian College singing
Czech Rock Music - There are some amazing Czech Rock Bands  -   Concerts  -  Radio1Radio2​

   ​What is the most famous Czech polka?  It is "Škoda lásky" ("Beer Barrel Polka") or ​("Rosamunde")
    is the most known Czech song ever.  Composed by Jaromír Vejvoda in 1925 as "Modřanská polka".  
Angie Kriz and the Polkatoons - Polka or Die!                   Facebook​
Brad Husak Band - Polka! Polka! Polka! 
Leo Lonnie Orchestra - A musical treat for dancing feet!   Facebook    
Barry Boyce Band - The Boyce Band plays Czech, German & Polish polkas and waltzes!  Facebook
Mark Vyhlidal Orchestra - Just a good old Polka Band!
Addie Hejl Band - It's Polka Time! 
Czechlanders Orchestra - Play traditional Czech style polkas and waltzes and other favorites!​
The Accordionettes Polka Band - Playing polkas, waltzes and old-time modern music!​
Polka Commotion - Founded in 2012, a Clarkson band that plays Polka's and Waltzes​ and more!
KJO - Kenny Janak Orchestra - Seven-piece Czech-style polka band from Omaha!            Facebook
The Happy Players - Polka Power! 
Polka Players of Nebraska - A fun group of weather forecasters and polka players.             Facebook
Nebraska Czech Brass Band - "Old World" polkas, waltzes, traditional marches, Dixieland & classics​​​
Wilber Alumni Band - Nebraska Czechs of Wilber Alumni Band (not for hire-but for fun)
Bolzen Beer Band - Not a Czech band, but they sure can play extreme party punk polka!   Facebook 
Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame -  Preserving and Promotion of Polka Music                   Facebook
Czech Republic Travel & Tourism

​Czech Heritage Tours
 - Czech Heritage Tours - 30 years of traveling with Janet Jeffries (Crete, Nebraska) 
Czech Tours and Travel -  Tour operator based in Lincoln, Nebraska - Contact person: Peter Walter
AmeriPrague - Specialized travel agent in the Czech Republic - Contact person: Jana Křížová ​​(She's great!)
​​​My Czech Republic - Resource site for travel & information in the Czech Republic 
Visit Czechia - Czech Tourism Authority - Czech Tourism - All about visiting the Czech Republic!
Ruční papírna Velké Losiny - Handmade paper mill products - foothills of Jeseníky mountains  Facebook
Novosad & Son - Novosad & Son Glassworks - Tour the oldest still-working glassworks in Bohemia
Five Petalled Rose Festival - Historical Festival in  Český Krumlov - time of the noble Rožmberk family
Liberation Festival Pilsen - Liberation of Czechoslovakia by the allies May 1945 - Celebration Facebook​  ​ 
Travel by Train - Czech Train Travel - It's a great way to travel the Czech Republic - More Train Info
Travel by Motorcycle - Harley-Davidson Plzeň - Rent & ride beautiful Czechia!  Facebook  /  Facebook ​​
​​Village Life - Video of village life in the Czech Republic...visit the countryside of Nový Hrozenkov
Beyond Prague - Rick Steve's Europe Travel Guide - Rick's videos are wonderful & informative
Colours of Ostrava - Annual multi-genre music festival - Largest international music festival in Czechia 
KVIFF - ​Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - one of the world's oldest film festivals - Facebook
​​CNSO - Czech National Symphony Orchestra - International Music Festival Prague Proms   Facebook
Czech The World - Czech Republic travel blog with helpful tips produced by Czech locals
Holiday Info - Winter Skiing information​ (a little summer too)       Facebook
Prague - Discover the many wonders of Prague in so many ways - Information for travelers
Cost of a Trip to Prague - Can you afford it?   Sure you can...this recent video explains how
​​​ ​        
​​​​Language & Education & The Arts
Language:  ​The Foreign Service Institute categorizes 'Czech' as a level IV language, which means it is a
​very hard language that takes 44 weeks or 1,100 hours to learn at a basic conversational level. 

http://www.czechlanguagefoundation.org/​  - The Czech Language Foundation         Facebook
https://www.unl.edu/komenskyclub/czech-language  - UNL​ Czech Komensky Club
Czech Language Courses and Study- For students, teachers & Czechs abroad that want to learn Czech ​
Local Lingo - A site that helps you learn Czech - pronunciation/grammar/phrasebook/exercises/etc.
Duolingo - Online language learning site - very easy to use & learn Czech​​​​

Czech to English - Free/easy to use online Czech/Slovak to English Translator - large file services available​​
Museums:  Many Czech related museums may be found across the U.S.  - these are but a few.
https://ncsml.org/   - National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library - Cedar Rapids, IA 
http://libraries.ne.gov/wilber/  -  Dvorak Memorial Library - Wilber, NE 
https://czechandslovakmuseum.org/   -  Omaha Czech and Slovak Museum​​ - LaVista, NE 
https://www.czechcenter.org/ - Czech Center Museum Houston​ - Houston, TX

Art:  Traditional and non-traditional artists are in abundance among the Czechs
https://art-facts.com/famous-czech-artists/  - Famous Czech Artists
https://czechtheworld.com/the-most-famous-czech-writers/ - Famous Czech Writers​
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Czech_artists - List of Czech Artists of various genres ​
​​​http://www.kayjuricek.com/  -  Contemporary Colorado artist Kay Juříček - paintings, pastels & drawings

SVU - Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Inc.    Facebook​
Czech Universities - Study in the Czech Republic in the heart of Europe - Public and Private
Study in CZ - Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (DZS)   Facebook ​​​
Study in Slovakia -  Information about studies in the Slovak Republic                              Facebook
Czech Newsletters, Blogs, Etc.

​Newsletters & Archived Information
- Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln
​Nebraska Bohemians - What it is like being Bohemian from Nebraska
Czech Slavnosti - Newspaper covering Czech-American customs, culture, food and music  Facebook​
Tres Bohemes - Influencers on Everything Czech (for English speakers)        Facebook 
Dream Prague - An American living in Prague - Fun & Informative Videos!   
Radio Prague - Radio Prague International - News from the Czech Republic  Facebook
​​AFoCR - American Friends of the Czech Republic - Czech-U.S. relations      Facebook
​iROZHLAS - Internet Radio from Czech Republic - Media/News                   Facebook
KCHK - New Prague, Minnesota Czech radio 1350 AM & 95.5 FM - Polkas & more          Facebook
Český rozhlas - Czech Radio - nationwide/special stations & regional broadcasting​             Facebook 
Czech-American TV - Online Broadcasting for knowledge of Czech Regions & Heritage    Facebook 
Czech Republic Links

   -   General information internet search site for Czech Republic​
Mapy - Map application for Czech Republic​ (click on 'change map' in upper left for options)
Expats CZ - Daily News & information from the Czech Republic​
Government - Government of the Czech Republic
Ministry of the Interior​ - Central state administration body for internal affairs   Facebook
Ministry of Defence - Ministry of Defence & Armed Forces of Czechia            Facebook
Czech Embassy - Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington DC                Facebook
US Embassy - Embassy of the United States in Prague​                                       Facebook
​​Czechia World Fact Book - Informational Facts provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency​​ 
Czechia - Czech Republic relations with the U.S. - United States Department of State     Facebook ​    ​
- State Administration of Surveying and Cadastre  (Cadastral Maps)
EUROSCOPE - Main information source about the EU and Czechia                 Facebook​
​​State Partnership Program - Nebraska National Guard & Czech Republic Armed Forces SPPFacebook
​​​Recipes, Food & Drink
Czech Food:  Is very hearty, filling, and comforting.  This is heavy cold weather food you need. 
​This is food that wants to instantly lay down a layer of fat to keep you cozy throughout the
​dark times of winter.  Czech food wants to hug you, and it will.  It will also notch your ​clothing
sizes up a few digits.  But, it is worth the mountain of calories because Czech foods are delicious!​
“Dobrou chuť” - Said before eating in The Czech Republic meaning, “good taste” or "enjoy your meal".

Eating Establishments & Food Suppliers:  Please support these hometown Czech businesses!
Fox Hole Tavern - A legendary Wilber, Nebraska landmark, established in 1945     Facebook
Hotel Wilber - ​​Historic hotel located in downtown Wilber, Nebraska                       Facebook
​​Kolache Korner Cafe - Kolache Korner Cafe located in Prague, Nebraska
Clarkson Bakery - Clarkson Bakery located in Clarkson, Nebraska​ ​​                         Facebook
Wahoo Bakery - Wahoo Bakery located in Wahoo, Nebraska                                    Facebook​​​​
Karpisek's Market - Home of the Wilber Weiner - located in Wilber, Nebraska
Frank's Smokehouse - Meats and more! - located in Wilber, Nebraska since 1966   Facebook ​​
Abie's Place - Food, spirits & bakery - Polka parties too! - located in Abie, Nebraska
Recipes:  Here are just a few of the many Czech recipe websites & Facebook pages available!
Czech Regional Recipes - Recipes from the 13 Czech regions - cooking with Czech-American TV
​​​​​From Our Czech Kitchens - Sharing traditional Czech cuisine and travel in the Czech Republic
Czech Cookbook - Keeping Czech culture, cuisine and traditions alive for generations! Facebook
Cook like Czechs - Top 30 most traditional Czech foods                                                  Facebook
Video Kucharka - "Video Cookbook" - Daily Czech Cooking with Ivana Malatincová​
Toprecepty - Top Czech recipes w/photos & videos - huge list of recipes from CZ!        Facebook
​Recepty - Recipes from Czechia - you'll get hungry just by reading!                                Facebook   
Bohemian-American Cookbook - Translated to English - by Rose Rosický, Omaha 1915 ​
Czech Beers, Wine and Spirits: ​ The Czech Republic consumes the most beer per-capita than any other
country.  As of late 2020, there are more than five hundred breweries in the Czech Republic. 
​Czech wines are world-class while Czech liqueurs are known the world over.   – Na zdraví!​

A Few Thoughts About Beer - See Rachel Taylor's Lincoln Czech Club presentation!  - April 2021​​
Czech Beer Insiders Guide - ​Czech Beer Insider’s Guide – All you need to know + Beer map
Pilsner Urquell - Original Czech Pilsner (1842) - brewed in Plzeň - the Czech Republic's favorite beer!
Czechvar / Budweiser Budvar - The original Budweiser brewed in České Budějovice, South Bohemia
Kozel Premium Lager - The world’s favourite Czech beer! Brewed in Velké Popovice since 1847
Bernard - World famous beer from Humpolec -the south-eastern part of historical region of Bohemia
Staropramen - World renowned Pilsner brewed in Prague - Taste the pleasure from Prague                                           ​
Znovín Znojmo Winery - Winery Located near Brno
Templar Wine Cellars - Mysterious Knights Templar vintners in Čejkovice since the early 1200's
Wines of Czech Republic - Your guide to the world of Moravian and Bohemian wines
Wines of Bohemia - Bringing you the best wines from the Czech Republic
Becherovka - Unique taste & aroma of the legendary Czech herbal liqueur!  Facebook
R. Jelinek Slivovitz – The Vizovice region produces great plum brandy & other fruit spirits! Facebook​​​
Tuzemák - Czech domestic rum - distilled from potatoes or sugar beets - not sugar cane!       Facebook

   * When discussing beer with the locals in the Czech Republic, they say, "...it's all about the foam!" *
Slovak Republic Links

​Global Slovakia - Sharing Slovakia with the world                                      Facebook
Slovakia Travel - Travel to Slovakia - Great travel information                   Facebook
Ahoj Slovakia! -  Come to Slovakia - Information about Slovakia
Government - Government of the Slovak Republic (SR)​
Ministry of Defence - Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic             Facebook
Slovak Embassy - Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington DC
US Embassy - Embassy of the United States​​ in Bratislava                           Facebook
Slovakia World Fact Book - Informational Facts provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency​
Slovakia - Slovak Republic relations with the U.S. - United States Department of State   Facebook​
Slovakia Today - Latest News from Slovakia                                       
​​The Daily SK - News and events happening in Slovakia
The Slovak Spectator - News/Business/Travel/Culture & Lifestyle