Czech Republic, Town Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
[Czech Town Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Contributions to this Article
- 8 Citations for This Collection
Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]
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Record Description[edit | edit source]
This collection will include records from 1439-1787. The Czech territory during this time period was known as the Kingdom of Bohemia and after 1526 was integrated into the Habsbury Monarchy. This was the beginning of the Czech territory entering into the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Town records were established in the late 13th century to record a great deal of activities that were conducted in the town, such as marriages, trade, and criminal proceedings. Many new town books were created in 1849 and contained meeting minutes, financial and tax records, and other various wealth tracking documents.
This collection has various town records captured in the district archive of Chrudim (Státní okresní archiv Chrudim).
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Record Content[edit | edit source]
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Birth records may contain the following information:
- Birth date
- Name at birth
- Parents’ names
- Parents’ residence
Marriage records may contain the following information:
- Marriage date and place
- Spouse’s name
- Parents’ names
Trade records may contain the following information:
How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]
This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.
Search the Collection[edit | edit source]
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in [Czech]. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:
- Czech Republic Language and Languages
- [Czech Republic Genealogical Word List)]
Using the Information[edit | edit source]
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
- Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.
Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- 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.
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
- Continue to search records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings of the names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
|FHL Place Czech Republic items or FHL Keyword Czech Republic 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.|
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
- Czech Republic Town Records
- Czech Republic Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Czech Republic Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Contributions to this Article[edit | edit source]
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