Process

E-archivum

 

Sign

Series

Time interval

Accessibility

SzfvPL – I.1. – A. No.5901; 5060
B. No.5071
C. No.5882
Archivum Vetus:
Acta Ecclesiae Albaregalensis
Protocollum Intimatorum
Protocollum Functionum
Episcopalium
1777-1827
1777-1816
1790-1889
subject to fee

SzfvPL – I.2. – No.117/A-AG

Census
(Conscriptiones Status Animarum)

1745-1776

subject to fee

SzfvPL – I.2. Registers 1939-1945 free
SzfvPL – I.2. – No.5908. Directories 1896-1988 free

SzfvPL – I.6.A vol. 1-9.

Duplicates of registers
(baptized, married, dead)
1816-1822
(partially until 1828)

subject to fee

SzfvPL – I.6.A vol. 10-203.

Duplicates of registers

  • baptized
  • married
  • dead

1895-1921
1895-1946
1895-1946

subject to fee

 SzfvPL – I.6.B vol. 1-5. Duplicates of registers
  •     confirmed,
  •     consecrated

 

1779-1832
1777-1792

subject to fee
SzfvPL – VI.B.I.1. – No.5068. Székesfehérvár’s deanery protocollum 1737-1777 subject to fee
SzfvPL – VIII.B.1. – No.5903. Order of Carmelites scapulare society 1689-1780 subject to fee
SzfvPL – VIII.B.2. – No.5904.

Fransiscan Order

  • congregational documents
  • documents pertaining to the secular order

 

1702-1781
1736-1782

subject to fee
SzfvPL – IX.7.A – C.1-27. Catafalque crests’ collection

1804-1939

subject to fee

 


 

About the types of resources

Archivum Vetus (Ancient Archives)

The bishopric was founded in 1777, its early handling of documents meant copying the important ones into protocol. Several protocol series were initiated: books of Acta Ecclesiae Albaregalensis contained records of the diocesan government; the Protocollum Intimatorum contained copies of decrees issued by the Hungarian Court Chamber. The last books of the latter (Extractus Intimatorum) are regarded as procuration description. From the age of Miklós Milassin a so – called Protocollum functionum episcopalium was documented about the bishop’s acts.
The third bishop, József Vurum’s reform of handling documents led to restarting the documentation from 1816, and from 1826 these series were recorded again until Bishop János Pauer’s death (1889).

Population Census

These documents had been created before the foundation of the bishopric of Székesfehérvár. On the order of the bishop of Veszprém the local parish priests recorded population census going from house to house. These documents served as preliminary work to the bishop’s summarising reports about the status of the diocese, sent to Rome, that’s why most of them provide snapshot about the population of parishes in 1745., 1757., 1769., 1771. The collection of documents was brought to Székesfehérvár by Ignác Séllyei Nagy, the first bishop of Székesfehérvár – earlier administrator at the episcopal court of Veszprém – in 1777, to make his diocese – building work easier.

This type of resource can be used for family tree – research mostly until 1771, after that it deteriorates into statistics. Therefore, we publish all census until 1771 in our holding, while between 1772-1776 those that contain only name data, too.

In the interest of easy handling, we publish the census grouped by the parish, and we enclose a chart about where and which years the census was recorded in. Names of the individual photo files contain the year of recording beside the original signs. (The signs 17XX and 17XY mark two different piles of census “recorded in uncertain times” in Veszprém.)

Indexes in institutional agreement, to facilitate a certain research we publish the indexes of the Diocesan Government between 1939-1945.

Duplicates of registers – baptized, married, deceased

Copies were made about baptism, marriage and death entries in registers at the end of each year on the order by Bishop József Vurum in the diocese of Székesfehérvár from 1816. Based on legal authorization the castle counties’ authorities collected them from 1827. Duplicates created only after introducing civil registration (1st October 1895.) were handled again by the diocese.

The special feature of duplicates is that they do not contain possible later entries (e. g. legitimation, change in name) in the original register.

Entries can be found in the original stock yearly ordered, within that grouped by parishes. To facilitate research:
    • digital copies are listed in the folders of the individual parishes;
    • these folders contain the present names of the parishes, the earlier writings are marked in brackets and / or preserved in file names;
    • the files after 1895 are split according to register types;
    • if needed, they are split in time.

The files:
    • almost complete between 1816-1822 (entries from Ercsi, 1817 are missing)
    • strongly partial between 1823-1828. It is rather by chance which copy was recorded and preserved. We enclose the directory containing them.
    • After 1895 the collection can be regarded as almost complete. (In case of Füle, Pilisszentiván, Pilisvörösvár, Ráckeresztúr, Tinnye the observed minimal hiatus has been made up with the help of the original registers, which we refer to with the part “orig.” in the file names.) There are missing years concerning the last months of 1895 or particular years of World War I in the registers of the marriages – but to our best knowledge there were not services of sacraments at these parishes at those times.

Duplicates of registers – Confirmation registers

Confirmation happened much fewer times on the turn of the 18th – 19th century than nowadays.

Almost every Pentecost confirmation was held in the cathedral. Bishop Ignac Séllyei Nagy visited all his diocese in 1778, and during this visit he performed confirmations as well – whose data can be found in the minutes of the Canonica Visitatio, not in this series of books. Later he, then Miklós Milassin took only shorter visits of confirmation in the countryside. József Vurum travelled almost all around the diocese in 1817-1818. Mátyás Pál Szutsits visited 32 parishes in 1829. Both of them combined the confirmation with the canonical inspection of the parishes (Canonica Visitatio). János Horváth – who stayed in Székesfehérvár for only a year because of continuance of his inaugural and his duties in the Parliament of Pozsony – visited 5 parishes in 1832.

The registers of confirmation contain the confirmed person’s name, chosen confirmation name, age, address, and the confirmation parent’s name. Rarely the parents’ names and place of origin appear among the data.

The end of the first book functions as book of ordainment: it contains the data of ordainment to priesthood between 1772-1792.

The record of confirmation in the first book cannot be regarded complete. The fifth book contains the draft of the list of the confirmed in 1793, although here we can find two lists of two settlements, which were not listed in the first book for unknown reasons.

To facilitate research the copies originating in the five books:
    • are labelled in the folders of each parish;
    • these folders contain the present names of the parishes (we marked the previous spelling in brackets);
    • they are ordered in time as well.

From deanery documents

The volume administered by the deans of Fehérvár in the diocese of Veszprém – from 1737 József Drávecz, from 1755 Pál Horváth – is one of the most significant sources about the ecclesiastical status of the territory from the time previous the foundation of the bishopric of Székesfehérvár.

Documents of Orders

Three Orders settling in our town played significant roles in the religious life of the Baroque Székesfehérvár: the Jesuit, the Fransiscan and the Carmelite communities. We publish namelists of their preserved documents, which help to light their social incorporation. The Carmelite Scapulare Society, the Saint Seraph Congregation led by the Fransiscan Order, and the member registration of the Fransiscan third order can be found here. 

Catafalque crests

The catafalque crest paintings were parts of the deceased nobility and high priests’ representation. Their primary function was to represent the deceased at the requiem and burial; yet they could serve to preserve the deceased’ remembrance. These paintings were usually created in hurry after the death. Therefore, it is not usual to speak about artistric elaboration, and often the portrayal is not precise, either in smaller details or their colouring.

Our archives have preserved several royal crest paintings inserted in these series (C.1., C.2., C.14.), which may have been painted as illustrating materials after December 1848, the excavation of King Béla III and his wife’s tomb. These pictures can most probably linked to the Cistercian secondary school in Székesfehérvár or to Bishop János Pauer’s lecture about excavations.

The textual description of the crests can be read here.

 

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