Here are some links that provide information about our ancestors’ Heimat
This is a remarkable
site filled full of scanned images of not only Steinschönau, but many other
communities located in the Lusatian Mountains of
This company for a rather small fee can provide you with the house census for your ancestor. They can also check to see if there are report cards for your ancestor as well. They suggest you contact them first to ensure the year you are looking for is available. Remember to share with us what you learn!
Equally enjoyable is the Lusatian Mountains website with detailed information and the remarkable pictures of Jiří Kühn. The site has information in Czech, German, French and English. The pictures are remarkable and what is equally remarkable are the historical photos he has made available from postcards. The Steinschönau collection is remarkable and you want to spend a lot of time here.
For some modern pictures of the community, take a look at the Czech Mountains Kamenický Šenov site.
of the center pieces of the community remains the Glassmaking
School. In 2006, Radio Praha
did a feature story and posted the story in English to its website. This is a great summary of the
also has a wonderful website with information on the School’s
history, its faculty and the work done by both students and teachers. The site is well worth spending time
exploring and marveling at the wonders of the
Also, keep in mind that Chad Holliday is studying
here at the school and has a blog about his Fulbright
experience at the school. It’s a great
While I have not acquired this volume, it came as a recommendation in response to a posting I did on the web. Here is a summary of the book:
The Legend of
Bohemian Glass was written by the former director of the
There are distributors of this book, available in
an English translation , as well. One can contact Weatherhill