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 written in German and Czech. For help reading the records see the following:

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?

The information in these records usually include the following:

Marriage contract

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

Wills or estate inventory

  • 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

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

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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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Seigniory
  2. Select Volume/Years to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

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?

  • 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?

  • Consult the Czech Republic 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

Record Finder

Consult the Czech Republic Record Finder Table to find other records

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 support@familysearch.org. 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

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1579-1859." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. State Regional Archives, Trebon.
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