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This wiki article describes a collection that is&nbsp;posted for free online at FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. To access the collection, see [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1472854;t=browsable;w=0;p=collectionDetails Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia, Trebon Archive Church Books].<br>  
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==== ''This wiki article describes a collection that is&nbsp;posted for free online at FamilySearch Record Search. To access the collection, see ''[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1472854;t=browsable;w=0;p=collectionDetails ''Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia, Trebon Archive Church Books'']''.<br>'' ====
  
== Why This Record Was Created<br>  ==
 
  
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.<br>
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== Collection Time Period ==
  
The 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>
 
  
  
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== Record&nbsp;History ==
  
=== Collection History<br>  ===
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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.
  
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.<br>
 
  
<br>Starting February 10, 1784, Joseph II required that all church birth entries include the 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 (č is an abbreviation for čislo, or "number"). The emperor also required that records be kept in Latin or German, though Czech was often used. Column headings, which had started around 1784 (sometimes earlier), were also made compulsory.<br>
 
  
<br>In 1790 the Austrian government (under which Czech records were kept) created a law requiring indexes to be kept. In 1802 another law was passed requiring all older matriky (church books) to be indexed. Only rarely are volumes not indexed.<br>
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Starting February 10, 1784, Joseph II required that all church birth entries include the 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 (č is an abbreviation for čislo, or "number"). The emperor also required that records be kept in Latin or German, though Czech was often used. Column headings, which had started around 1784 (sometimes earlier), were also made compulsory.
  
<br>Starting in 1869, the civil authorities took charge of the record-keeping of births, marriages, and deaths. However, individual churches continued to actually record these events. The official legal copy was kept by local officials when many of the clergy 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>
 
  
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=== Record Content<br> ===
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In 1790 the Austrian government (under which Czech records were kept) created a law requiring indexes to be kept. In 1802 another law was passed requiring all older matriky (church books) to be indexed. Only rarely are volumes not indexed.
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Starting in 1869, the civil authorities took charge of the record-keeping of births, marriages, and deaths. However, individual churches continued to actually record these events. The official legal copy was kept by local officials when many of the clergy refused to perform Catholic rites for non-Catholics. Everyone was registered under this new system, not just those appearing in Catholic or Protestant registers
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=== Why This Record Was Created<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.<br>
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The 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>
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=== Record Reliability ===
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== Record Description<br> ==
  
==== Record Description<br> ====
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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.<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.<br>
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<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>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>  
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=== <br><br>Record Content ===
  
==== Baptismal entries contain:[[Image:Czech Trebon Church Baptism.jpg|thumb|right]]<br> ====
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==== Baptismal entries contain:[[Image:Czech Trebon Church Baptism.jpg|thumb|right]]<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>  
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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>
  
 
==== [[Image:Czech Trebon Church Marriage Right.jpg|thumb]]  ====
 
==== [[Image:Czech Trebon Church Marriage Right.jpg|thumb]]  ====
  
==== Marriage entries contain:<br> ====
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==== 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>[[Image:Czech Trebon Church Marriage Left.jpg|thumb|right]] Residence of the bride, groom, and their ancestors<br>Religion of the bride and groom<br>Occupation of the groom and other males listed<br>  
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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>[[Image:Czech Trebon Church Marriage Left.jpg|thumb|right]] Residence of the bride, groom, and their ancestors<br>Religion of the bride and groom<br>Occupation of the groom and other males listed<br>
  
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==== Burial entries contain: [[Image:Czech Trebon Church Death.jpg|thumb|right]]  ====
 
==== Burial entries contain: [[Image:Czech Trebon Church Death.jpg|thumb|right]]  ====
  
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>  
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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>
  
 
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== How to Use the Collection ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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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.
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== Related Websites ==
  
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.
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
  
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== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
  
== Sources of Information for this Collection<br>  ==
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Czech_Republic_Church_Records Czech Republic Church Records]
  
Statni oblastni Archiv v. Treboni, Trebon, Czech Republic.<br>
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== Sources of This Collection ==
  
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Statni oblastni Archiv v. Treboni, Trebon, Czech Republic.
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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==== How to Cite Your Sources ====
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Czech_Republic_Church_Records Czech Republic Church Records]  
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''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_%28Source_Footnotes%29 Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)]''
  
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Revision as of 18:20, 3 February 2010

This wiki article describes a collection that is posted for free online at FamilySearch Record Search. To access the collection, see Czech Republic, Southern Bohemia, Trebon Archive Church Books.
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Collection Time Period[edit | edit source]

Record History[edit | edit source]

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.


Starting February 10, 1784, Joseph II required that all church birth entries include the 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 (č is an abbreviation for čislo, or "number"). The emperor also required that records be kept in Latin or German, though Czech was often used. Column headings, which had started around 1784 (sometimes earlier), were also made compulsory.


In 1790 the Austrian government (under which Czech records were kept) created a law requiring indexes to be kept. In 1802 another law was passed requiring all older matriky (church books) to be indexed. Only rarely are volumes not indexed.


Starting in 1869, the civil authorities took charge of the record-keeping of births, marriages, and deaths. However, individual churches continued to actually record these events. The official legal copy was kept by local officials when many of the clergy refused to perform Catholic rites for non-Catholics. Everyone was registered under this new system, not just those appearing in Catholic or Protestant registers


Why This Record Was Created
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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.

The 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.


Record Reliability[edit | edit source]



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Record Description
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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.


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.



Record Content
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Baptismal entries contain:
Czech Trebon Church Baptism.jpg

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Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents (often included are grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents)
Date and place of birth and baptism (sometimes includes the time of birth and baptism)
Residence and religion of the parents and other direct-line ancestors
Occupation of the father and other males listed
Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate

Czech Trebon Church Marriage Right.jpg
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Marriage entries contain:
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Names of the bride, groom, their parents, and witnesses (often included are grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents)
Date and place of marriage (sometimes includes the time of marriage)
Ages of bride and groom

Czech Trebon Church Marriage Left.jpg

Residence of the bride, groom, and their ancestors
Religion of the bride and groom
Occupation of the groom and other males listed


Burial entries contain:
Czech Trebon Church Death.jpg
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Names of the deceased and spouse or parents (often included are grandparents, great-grandparents, and more rarely, great-great-grandparents
Date and place of death and burial (sometimes time of death and burial)
Age and residence of deceased
Residences of other ancestors listed
Cause of death


How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

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.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles
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Czech Republic Church Records

Sources of This Collection[edit | edit source]

Statni oblastni Archiv v. Treboni, Trebon, Czech Republic.

How to Cite Your Sources[edit | edit source]

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)



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CID1472854 Please do not erase or change this identification number