Rawlins County Kansas Czech Histories
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This is a group project of the history of the Czech families that settled in Rawlins County Kansas.
In 1988, the Rawlins County Genealogy Society produced a wonderful history of Rawlins County Kansas (see Rawlins County Genealogy Website). We are not planning a replacement of that history. This is intended to be more of an update of the Czech history, trying to focus on the history of the Czech ancestors that blazed a trail to secure a better life for all their descendants.
We hope to collect all the stories, edit into a compilation and then publish it or otherwise make it available. Ideas we have are:
- A section of surnames:
- Focus on the history of each surname and the history of that family's settlement in Rawlins County.
- Additional genealogy data is hoped to be added to the story to enrich the history.
- Individual descendant family histories (such as in the 1988 book) currently aren't planned (but we remain flexible)
- A section of other histories written by early pioneers.
- Other helpful genealogy information, such as ship lists, other records.
How to help
This website is a "wiki". A wiki is a type of website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove and otherwise edit and change some available content.
Please join us by contacting the webmaster Kevin Vap (click to reveal email) and you can have a login to help make changes. Or just send your contributions to the webmaster.
- Frank Vap Heritage
- John Prochazka "Old Timer" stories (large PDF file)
- Enoch Horinek (large PDF file)
- Joseph Dozbaba
- Bohemian Settlement - SS. Cyril and Methodius
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