The Prague City Archives provides paid research services of many archival materials. The most frequent research requests include:
The Prague City Archives houses the Prague parish and civil registers from the oldest preserved volumes to those covering the period 1900-1915.
The list of Prague inhabitants includes the lists of inhabitants kept in the period 1830-1910 by the Registration Authority of the Prague City Hall for the purposes of registration of the right of domicile and of military obligations. These are the key source to find the exact addresses of Prague inhabitants.
Request Form (PDF, 75 kB)
The Prague City Archives houses the census records of the City of Prague and certain neighbouring municipalities from the years 1869, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910 and 1921 (for an exact list of preserved census records see Census Records in the Prague City Archives). These records usually contain names, dates of birth, professions and confessions of all inhabitants of individual houses in Prague. To process the request, it is necessary to specify name of inhabitant, the cadastral municipality and the Land Registry number of the house which is being sought.
Census records available in the Prague City Archives (PDF, 66 kB)
Request Form (PDF, 64 kB)
The Prague City Archives provides extracts from the preserved trade registers covering the territory of the City of Prague (in the extent of the period in question) from the years 1860-1949, Smíchov from the years 1900-1926, Královské Vinohrady from the years 1884-1927 and Karlín from the years 1919-1927.
Request Form (PDF, 77 kB)
The prices below are based on the price list of the services provided by public archives (Appendix No 4 to the Decree No 645/2004 Coll.) The price list includes only the items the Prague City Archives are able to technically provide. The prices are denominated in CZK.
The Applicant shall be notified in writing that the research results are available (within 60 days at the latest) and informed on the method of payment.
Method of payment and delivery:
· The research results may be collected in person in the Prague City Archives Registry: cash payment.
· The research results can be sent by mail: payment by bank transfer (for exact instructions see the written notice). The consignment shall be dispatched immediately after the payment is credited to the account of the Prague City Hall.
We do not accept credit cards or cheques. In case of payments from abroad, the payer shall settle all bank transfer fees. The payment shall be considered to be settled solely if settled in full.
The applications in writing or in an electronic format shall be submitted to the Prague City Archives Registry.
Archiv hlavniho mesta Prahy
149 00 Praha