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Reading Dates on Czech Headstones

There are several methods for defining birth and death date information on Czech headstones. The more common ones are illustrated by the photos below. Month names may be written in Czech or German depending on the origin of the family and time period during which the stone was erected. Older German stones are usually written in German. It is likely that the language used on a stone was the primary language of the first family members buried in the plot.

dates on headstones

dates on headstones

dates on headstones

dates on headstones

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