My focus is shifting from my Polish ancestors to the Bohemian ancestors of my children’s father. There’s a brick wall here because the usual sources have not, thus far, identified immigration or naturalization information for their Filek ancestors.
The history of the Czech lands of
Moravia and Silesia
shows that boundaries changed fairly often as various kings ruled that part of Europe.
US census records show this Filek family’s homeland as Bohemia;
but what was the land called when they emigrated? Other searches for Filek show origins as Austria
Some say just Czech. Yet it is possible
that many of these people lived in the same region.
I’m studying the history and maps and getting clues from the Facebook Czech Genealogy Group. Anyone out there have Filek in their family tree?