The thing is, I have known for years about rumors that the missing Vratimov records (1785-1834!) might be in Poland. I've tried emailing them in the past and gotten no response. I don't speak a single word of Polish, but hey, I don't speak that much Czech either, and that hasn't stopped me before. Since we are going to be so close anyway, maybe we will just have to venture across the border?
I found where we would need to go, which is the Archdiocesan Archives of Wroclaw. I think that this is the website: http://www.muzeum.archidiecezja.wroc.pl/
This would be a 2 1/2 hour trip from Ostrava, which is about as far away as the temple for us. It's open from 9 am to 3 pm. Maybe we just...take a day trip one of the days we are in Ostrava?
I agree with the google translated commenter on this thread:
I, too, cannot believe that nothing is preserved for this "black hole" in my research. Maybe I just have to go to this archives and try to find it.