::Ancestor Charts:: :: Dad :: :: Mom :: :: Bob :: :: Bob2 :: :: Mystery ::
:: Rudy :: :: Rudy2 :: :: Rudy Navy :: :: In Memory :: :: Military Records :: :: Jimmy (please read) :: :: Patty :: :: My Awards :: :: Military Service ::
Betlach, Betlack, Betlock, Betloch AND now even Bettlach
"No matter how you spell it, it's all relative"!
Czech and German metonymic, occupational name for a weaver or
seller of bedsheets, from Middle High German,
bett(e) 'bed' + Middle Dutch.
Middle Low German, '
laken' or piece of woven material,
which transfers into Middle High German, '
Lahken', 'Lachen',
or Modern German, 'Laken'.
Czech status name for a yeoman farmer or small landowner.
Czech, '
zeman', a derivative of zem "land".
A member of the lowest nobility with a Coat of Arms.
One of the most common Czech surnames.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-508137-4
Map of where Betlach Families lived in the 1880's and the 1920's
I hope you come back soon,
I'll leave the candle burning for you!
Real Genealogy - Not Just Links
::Photo:: :: Photo :: :: Photo :: :: Photo ::
Louis, Madeline,
Robert, Rudolph and Patricia Betlach
Taken in 1956, West Shore Resort  
Onamia, Minnesota
Links to other things genealogical!
~~~~My Family~~~~
Map of where Zeman Families lived in the 1880's and the 1920's
Thank you to Louise's Lodge for
this great graphic.
Here is a very interesting website: Gendisasters.com
On this site are newspaper articles from every state in the United States regarding
all kinds of disasters that have occurred: Floods, Fires, Ship Wrecks, Tornados,
Train Wrecks, Hurricanes, Explosions etc.
"Events that touched our ancestors lives"--Gendisasters.com

The site also needs volunteers to help transcribe old newspaper articles.
If you have a word processing program and can help get these valuable
articles online for all of us, go there and volunteer.--I did!
Please e-mail me if you find any broken links.
If you have any old newspaper clippings stored in a closet or in an old shoebox,
why don't you consider transcribing them to a newspaper archive web site.
is looking for new additions to their growing collection of old newspaper articles.
For more information and to help add to this collection please visit their site.
Click photo at left to see a map of
the location of Betlach Mountain.

Betlach Mountain was named after
the Mayor/Magistrate of the
area. The date is unknown but
I believe his name was
John Betlach.

If the image is too small to view,
pause your mouse on the image
and when the arrows or + sign
appears click it to enlarge.
Click document to view the
marriage contract of
Vaclav and Lidmilla Vlcek Betlach
Czech Republic
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Patty Betlach Russell

November 16, 2020
I would like to ask for help with the Gainey Family from Winona, MN. I have reason to believe
there was a connection with them to my cousin James Betlach. Please contact me if you
know or knew the Gainey Family!!  ~Thank you

September 16, 2020
I have added many, many death record documents to the Marble Family Vital Records Page.

I have added records for Franz Betlach who was held at Auschwitz and Buchenwald until the camp
liberation in April 1945. His wife was Josefa and I know that he had at least 2 children. I would like to
learn how he is connected to my Betlach family lines. I am also researching the BETTLACH family.

*****PLEASE NOTE*****
My previous family history web site that contains either geocities or oocities.org
in the web address is obsolete and should be regarded as such.
Thank you!