Joan, I just started looking for my ancestors and I also thought I would need someone to translate for me but I have been able to get by using Google Translate to tell me what the columns say. Obviously, Mr. Jerin is an infinitely better resource, lol, but in a pinch and should he not be available, give yourself some credit and give it a try. I already found two more generations of my ancestors by just scanning the images. The only critical issue is that you have to know what town to search, without that you are truly in deep do do. Best of luck, Bob Birt
P.S. I also found out that a family tradition I was told, but never saw any evidence to support, turned out to be essentially true. I was told that my Grandfather changed his name From Jambadacek to Birt. I found no such thing when I researched him. It turns out it was HIS Grandfather who changed his name from Birt-Jambrecak to just Birt. They were from Gradec, just in case there are any relatives out there.