Czech Republic, Archive of Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1579-1859
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|Location of Czech Republic|
|Record Type:||Nobility Seignorial Records|
|Title in the Language:||Tschechische Republik, Wittengau, Sudböhmische Herrschaftsprotokolle|
|State Regional Archives, Trebon|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection covers a wide variety of records such as family lists, notary records, land and property records, etc., for the various estates in Wittingau, Böhmen, Austria; later Třeboň, Třeboň, Čechy, Czechoslovakia; now Třeboň, Třeboň, Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic. The seignorial records include marriage records, marriage contracts, wills, permissions (which include parents’ names of children leaving the estate), land records, financial registers, orphan records, etc.
Seignorial authority was granted by the Emperor to individuals who reigned as lord over their manor within a given village or community. Civil records created within a manor are referred to as Seignorial records.
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
This collection of seignorial records includes marriage records, marriage contracts, wills, permissions, parents’ names of children leaving the estate, land records, financial registers, orphan records, etc.
Seigneurs created these records to record the events in the life of the people in their communities and to help in the administration of their manors.
The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant and the recorder of the record. They are of particular worth in the absence of church records.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in German and Czech. For help reading the records see the following:
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The information in these records usually include the following:
Wills or estate inventory
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- Date of the event
- Place of the event
- Type of event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]
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View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select Seigniory
- Select Volume/Years to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year
- Use all the information to help you find other records such as birth, death, church and civil records such as censuses. These can help you find additional family members
- Use the parents’ places of origin to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family
- Use the couple’s marriage date and place to find records of their children
- Use the burial place to help you identify their migration pattern
- Use the surname to compile baptism entries for each child and sort them into families based on the names of the parents
- Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Consult the Czechia Record Finder to find other records
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the Czech Republic.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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