Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Tschechische Republik, Wittengau, Sudböhmische Herrschaftsprotokolle

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.

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

Record Content

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

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 "Seigniory"
⇒ 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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Other Searches

Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png
Don't overlook FHL Place Czech Republic, Jindřichův Hradec, Třeboň, Třeboň items or FHL Keyword Czech Republic, Jindřichův Hradec, Třeboň, Třeboň items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Czech Republic Archives and Libraries.
Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png
Don't overlook FHL Place Austria, Böhmen, Wittingau items or FHL Keyword Austria, Böhmen, Wittingau items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1579-1859." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Statni Oblastni Archiv v Treboni [State Regional Archive, Trebon, Czech Republic].

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial Records, 1579-1859.

 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 19 August 2014, at 16:17.
  • This page has been accessed 11,096 times.