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findagrave found more than a grave

Article by bronnyo

I've picked up the family research from where my father left off probably more than 10 years ago. He did it the hard way - sending off for birth/death/marriage certificates, hunting through microfilm etc.
I got on to the internet and found findagrave and in the space of 2 nights, from Australia, found a stack of information about my husband's family in the US.

It helped that the family had settled in one place and stayed there for over 60 years, so the cemetery was filled with relatives. What was so helpful, though, was the description on the side of the burial, with reference to family members and other wonderful details.

Through it I was able to find the Czech birthplace of one of the direct ancestors Nettie DUFEK - next step Czech Republic!

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on 2012-07-16 05:53:21

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by ngairedith on 2012-07-16 06:24:24

wasn't Nettie Ondracek (nee Dufek) born in Bohemia ?? or are you looking for the EXACT birthplace?

by ngairedith on 2012-07-16 06:30:46

sign up to ancestry.com abd see her birthplace etc (supposedly)
see here

by bronnyo on 2012-07-16 09:52:49

Yes she was, in Dvo&#345;it&#283; , which was part of Bohemia, now Czech republic. You can find it on Google maps.

I tried ancestry.com but it wasn't helpful. I'm not sure that it has European BDM records.

by bronnyo on 2012-07-16 09:54:28

Sorry that has come out strange: use Devoriste and Bystrice where her husband George was born. (They are near each other)

by poorone on 2012-07-16 10:02:21

Thank you for sharing your experiences in your research with others and I hope you will be able to connect with some living relatives too. Take care and keep well.

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