It rarely happens that „great and small history“ intersect in the person of one man and in one land record. Yet, here is an example of such a case. At the beginning of 1680, the first rebellions of the subjects came to the Bohemian lands. One estate after another rose
I have found inspiration for this post in the newest book of Jaroslav Čechura who recently published the monograph titled Neklidné století: Třeboňsko v proměnách válečného věku (1590–1710), in translation Turbulent Century: Třeboň Region in the Changes of the War Age (1590–1710). The monograph focuses on the period covering more
When you go through the land books you may be sometimes extremely lucky and find a document that goes far beyond what you would expect to find in a land book. I had such luck with the land book for a place named Víska belonging to the Lnáře Estate. Among
Even if the farm possessor in question is not your direct ancestor, it is always worthwhile to peek into a land record of a property of interest. You may still learn interesting facts and add more pieces to the puzzle of your family history.