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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Record Description
Record Type: Nobility Seignorial Records
Collection years: 1579-1859
Languages: Czech, German.
Title in the Language: Tschechische Republik, Wittengau, Sudböhmische Herrschaftsprotokolle
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What is in This Collection?

This collection will include records from 1579 to 1859. These records are in Czech and in German.

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.

Reading These Records

These records are in Austrian German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial Records, 1579-1859.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Marriage contract records usually contain the following information:

  • Date of marriage contract
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Place of event
  • Fiscal considerations

Wills or estate inventory records usually include the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Place of residence
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Names of the surviving spouse, children, and in-laws
  • Ages of all involved
  • Settlement of the fiscal account

Real property records usually include the following information:

  • Date of the business transaction
  • Names of the grantors and grantees
  • Place of the property
  • Settlement of the fiscal account

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Date of the event
  • Place of the event
  • Type of event

To search the collection images:

  1. Select the "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
  2. Select the "Seigniory"
  3. Select the "Volume/Years" which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Seignorial records can supplement existing church and civil records and provide information in those time periods where church and civil records do not exist. These records are very helpful in establishing family relationships that are difficult to identify, differentiating between individuals and families with similar given and surnames, and documenting family locations, arrival and departure dates.

Known Issues With This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1579-1859." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. State Regional Archives, Trebon.

Image Citation:
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