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= Czech Republic, Trebon, Church Books&nbsp; <br> =
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Church books were first created to identify those who had received church sacraments. After 1869 they were also used as an official record of vital events by civil authorities.== Why This Record Was Created<br> ==
The earliest Czech book was Church books were first created in 1441 (a book of christenings from Horní Jiřetín)to identify those who had received church sacraments. Books have been kept to the present, but because After 1869 they were also used as an official record of privacy laws, they are available for research only through 1905vital events by civil authorities.<br>
=== Population ConverageThe earliest Czech book was created in 1441 (a book of christenings from Horní Jiřetín). Books have been kept to the present, but because of privacy laws, they are available for research only through 1905.<br> ===
The church books cover a majority of the population.=== Population Converage<br> ===
The church books cover a majority of the population.<br>
=== Record History<br> ===
The edict of the Council of Trent in 1563, which mandated the creation of church books, applied to Czech congregations. Austrian emperor Joseph II issued the Edict of Toleration on October 13, 1781, which allowed Protestants, Jews, and others to keep their own church records under the supervision of the Catholic Church. Though the Protestants were allowed to keep registers starting in 1771, they were copied into Catholic registers. In 1781 Protestants continued to keep registers under Catholic supervision.=== Record History<br> ===
<br>Starting February 10The edict of the Council of Trent in 1563, 1784which mandated the creation of church books, applied to Czech congregations. Austrian emperor Joseph II required that all church birth entries include issued the full names Edict of both parents Toleration on October 13, 1781, which allowed Protestants, Jews, and all grandparents, along with others to keep their towns own church records under the supervision of origin and their military conscription numbers or unique address, such as Plichtice čthe Catholic Church. 5 (č is an abbreviation for čislo, or "number"). The emperor also required that records be kept Though the Protestants were allowed to keep registers starting in Latin or German1771, though Czech was often usedthey were copied into Catholic registers. Column headings, which had started around 1784 (sometimes earlier), were also made compulsoryIn 1781 Protestants continued to keep registers under Catholic supervision.<br>
<br>In 1790 Starting February 10, 1784, Joseph II required that all church birth entries include the Austrian government full names of both parents and all grandparents, along with their towns of origin and their military conscription numbers or unique address, such as Plichtice č. 5 (under which Czech č is an abbreviation for čislo, or "number"). The emperor also required that records were kept) created a law requiring indexes to be keptin Latin or German, though Czech was often used. In 1802 another law was passed requiring all older matriky Column headings, which had started around 1784 (church bookssometimes earlier) to be indexed. Only rarely are volumes not indexed, were also made compulsory.<br>
<br>Starting in 1869, In 1790 the civil authorities took charge of the record-keeping of births, marriages, and deaths. However, individual churches continued Austrian government (under which Czech records were kept) created a law requiring indexes to actually record these eventsbe kept. The official legal copy In 1802 another law was kept by local officials when many of the clergy refused passed requiring all older matriky (church books) to perform Catholic rites for non-Catholicsbe indexed. Everyone was registered under this new system, Only rarely are volumes not just those appearing in Catholic or Protestant registers<br>indexed.<br>
== How <br>Starting in 1869, the civil authorities took charge of the record-keeping of births, marriages, and deaths. However, individual churches continued to Use actually record these events. The official legal copy was kept by local officials when many of the Recordclergy refused to perform Catholic rites for non-Catholics. Everyone was registered under this new system, not just those appearing in Catholic or Protestant registers<br><br> ==
Czech church books are == How to Use the best source for identifying ancestors from the Czech Republic. So many relatives are listed in these books that you may be able to create a miniature pedigree chart for almost each entry in a church book.Record<br> ==
Czech church books are the best source for identifying ancestors from the Czech Republic. So many relatives are listed in these books that you may be able to create a miniature pedigree chart for almost each entry in a church book.<br>
=== Record Content<br> ===
==== Record DescriptionContent<br> ====
Entries are usually arranged in chronological order and, after 1784, in a columnar format. During certain times, one book was used to list all the baptisms, marriages, and burials for all the villages in a parish for one year. At other times each village has its own section of baptisms, marriages, and burials, which were listed chronologically. Some records are on preprinted forms, and most records include indexes.==== Record Description<br> ====
<br>Czech church records Entries are usually arranged in one of three languages: Czechchronological order and, Germanafter 1784, or Latinin a columnar format. OftenDuring certain times, one book was used to list all the baptisms, marriages, and burials for all the villages in a parish consists of books written in all three. Records from for one state regional archive (statní oblastní archive) may favor one or more languagesyear. For exampleAt other times each village has its own section of baptisms, marriages, and burials, which were listed chronologically. Some records from Litoměřice are usually written in German or Latin. Records from Plzeň or Třeboň are usually written in Czech, Germanon preprinted forms, and Latin equallymost records include indexes.<br><br>
==== Baptismal entries contain<br>Czech church records are usually in one of three languages:Czech, German, or Latin. Often, one parish consists of books written in all three. Records from one state regional archive (statní oblastní archive) may favor one or more languages. For example, records from Litoměřice are usually written in German or Latin. Records from Plzeň or Třeboň are usually written in Czech, German, and Latin equally.<br><br> ====
Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents (often included are grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents)<br>Date and place of birth and baptism (sometimes includes the time of birth and baptism)<br>Residence and religion of the parents and other direct-line ancestors<br>Occupation of the father and other males listed<br>Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate<br>==== Baptismal entries contain:<br> ====
Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents (often included are grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents)<br>Date and place of birth and baptism (sometimes includes the time of birth and baptism)<br>Residence and religion of the parents and other direct-line ancestors<br>Occupation of the father and other males listed<br>Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate<br><br> ==== Marriage entries contain:<br> ====
Names of the bride, groom, their parents, and witnesses (often included are grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents)<br>Date and place of marriage (sometimes includes the time of marriage)<br>Ages of bride and groom<br>Residence of the bride, groom, and their ancestors<br>Religion of the bride and groom<br>Occupation of the groom and other males listed
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==== Burial entries contain: ====
Names of the deceased and spouse or parents (often included are grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents<br>Date and place of death and burial (sometimes time of death and burial)<br>Age and residence of deceased<br>Residences of other ancestors listed<br>Cause of death<br><br>
== Biblographic Information<br> ==
Statni oblastni Archiv v. Treboni, Trebon, Czech Republic.<br>
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