AR1B65 The Creation of Family Trees in Practice

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Lukáš Reitinger, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Thu 14:10–15:45 B2.33
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/40, only registered: 0/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Shared knowledge of genealogical sources with the aim of producing one’s own family tree. Of all the auxiliary sciences of history, the greatest popularity in the public sphere is undoubtedly enjoyed by a science which every person feels a special affinity with, a science which concerns their family – genealogy. The attempt to have an overview of family relationships has been inherent to human society since time immemorial. Entire passages of the Bible are devoted to who was the son and grandson of whom. Equally, the exceptional position of monarchs and aristocrats in the Middle Ages and modern age was validated by their noble family tree. Even now there is a desire to get to know our predecessors, of whom often nothing is left to us but a single retold memory or a yellowed photograph. The lives of those thanks to whom we are here today can be illuminated by genealogical research, not only in registers of births, marriages and deaths, but also in land registers and other archive materials.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students:
- will know how to read archival sources
- will understand genealogical sources (registers, land registers, urbaria, censuses, maps, stable cadastres)
- will be familiar with the basic methodological approaches in oral history
- will be familiar with regional historiography
- will be able to use this experience in a seminar to begin or develop genealogical research into their own family
  • 1) Oral history and old photographs;
  • 2) Reading scripts and period terminology;
  • 3) Registers of births, marriages and deaths;
  • 4) Land registers, urbaria, wills;
  • 5) Urbaria, tax rolls, field registers, stable cadastre, Theresian cadastre, census elaborations, school funds, church maintenance funds;
  • 6) Military affairs;
  • 7) Migration to America;
  • 8) The misuse of genealogy in the study of history
  • BARTŮNĚK, Vladimír.: Historický vývoj matrik, in: Časopis Rodopisné společnosti 12, 1940, s.. 6-17
  • K edici berní ruly : (úvodní pojednání). Edited by Otakar Bauer. Praha: Archiv bývalé země České, 1950, 129 s. info
  • DOSKOČIL, Karel: Popis Čech r. 1654 I, II (Berní rula 2), Praha 1954
  • Tereziánský katastr český. Edited by Aleš Chalupa. 1. vyd. Praha: Archivní správa ministerstva vnitra, 1964, 323 s. URL info
  • Tereziánský katastr český. Edited by Aleš Chalupa. Vyd. 1. Praha: Archivní správa ministerstva vnitra, 1966, 524 s. URL info
  • Tereziánský katastr český. Edited by Pavla Burdová. 1. vyd. Praha: Archivní správa ministerstva vnitra v Praze, 1970, 653 s. URL info
  • KOTAČKA, Martin, Josef PETERKA and Ivo SPERÁT. Generální rejstřík k lánové vizitaci doplněný o soupis královských měst. Brno: Ivo Sperát, 2015, 2252 pp. ISBN 978-80-87542-18-7. info
  • MATĚJEK, František, Moravské lánové rejstříky, SAP 39, 1979, s. 117-155
  • ŘIČAŘ, Kristoslav. Občanská genealogie : základy rodopisné práce. Vyd. 1. Praha: Ivo Železný, 2000, 136 s. ISBN 8024010801. info
  • VANĚK, Miroslav, Pavel MÜCKE and Hana PELIKÁNOVÁ. Naslouchat hlasům paměti : teoretické a praktické aspekty orální historie. Praha: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, 2007, 224 stran. ISBN 9788072850891. info
  • VANĚK, Antonín. Orální historie : metodické a "technické" postupy. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2003, 78 s. ISBN 8024407183. info
Teaching methods
Seminar, lectures and homework.
Assessment methods
Credit for creating one’s own family tree.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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