The project seeks to assemble all of the Jewish families from the small town of Čkyně in Southern Bohemia.
Current Czech Name: Čkyně
Other Names/Spellings: Ckyne, Ckyn, Czkyn, Kieselhof, Tschkyn, Tschkyn
Location: Čkyně is a small town in Bohemia, Prachatice, Czech Republic, located at 49.07 longitude and 13.50 latitude. Ckyne is 120 km SSW of Prague, 16 km SSW of Strakonice, and 8 km NE of Vimperk
History: Chartered in 1537. The earliest known Jewish community in this town was perhaps 17th century, recorded in the 1724 census. A small Jewish community (about 10 families) existed in the 18th century growing to about 40 families (140-240 persons) in the 19th century. As the population moved to larger cities, the seat of the congregation moved from Čkyně to Vimperk. Only 3 Jewish families (11 persons) lived in Čkyně in 1930. The present town population is 1,000 - 5,000 with none Jews.
Genealogical Resources: Birth, Death and Marriage record books for Čkyně beginning in around 1800 are preserved and located at the Czech State Archives in Prague.
Notable Residents and Descendants: The grandfather of Randy Schoenberg, is a founder, coordinator and moderator of Jewishgen's Austria-Czech SIG and founder of this project.
Cemetery: Complete Cemetery List for Čkyně
Below is a list of profiles, one per family name, from which you can enter the tree: