Before a wedding, the betrothed pair and their witnesses were interviewed and, during this talk, a protocol about the examination of sponsors (examinis antematrimonialis sponsorum) was prepared. The examination was designed to record personal data, reveal a potential blood relationship, and prepare the future married couple for raising their children in a Catholic manner. Older records, which used a formula or full interview transcript, were later replaced by preprinted forms where the priest filled in the name, surname, religion, birth date & place, residence, family status, parents, dispensation if any canonical impediment was detected, and name of witnesses.
Nuptial protocols 1935 (City archive Brno, German language)Nuptial protocol from the parish office Brno - Královo Pole with groom Jan Schönweiz, widowed coachman and Hedvika Pausch housewife dated June 22, 1935.
|WHY were they collected?||Examination of the betrothed pair and their witnesses|
|WHEN were they collected?||18th century to present|
|WHO collected the records?||Parish offices|
|WHAT information can be found?||Name, surname, religion, birth date & place, residence, family status, parents|
|In which ARCHIVES are they held?||District archives, city archives|
|In which archive FILES can they be found?||Archives of parish offices|
|LANGUAGE of records||Czech, German|
|AVAILABILITY||Many have been destroyed, surviving lists from pre-1800 are very rare|
|What must be KNOWN before getting started?||Name, town or village, and the parish district|
Snubní protokol (plural = Snubní protokoly)
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