Czech Republic, Archive of Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Tschechische Republik, Wittengau, Sudböhmische Herrschaftsprotokolle 1579-1859

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1579 to 1859.

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 text is written in Austrian-German. 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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1579-1859." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Statni Oblastni Archiv v Treboni.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

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These marriage contract records usually contain the following information:
  • Date of marriage contract
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Place of event
  • Fiscal considerations

These 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

These real property records usually include the following informnation:

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

How to Use the Record

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

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

Search the Collection

For a browse collection:

To search the collection image by image
⇒ Select the "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the Panství (Herrschaft)
⇒ Select the Vol./Years (Inv. Čislo/Roky) 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.

Related Websites

Acta Publica
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial Records, 1619-1859," images, FamilySearch(, Zálší > V. 1 (1839-1848) > Image 9 of 12 Images, Maria Viukla Tofajl, 1842; citing Seigniorial Records, State Regional Archive of Třeboň (Třeboň).