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Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899
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Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Record Description
Record Type: Death Certificates
Collection years: 1818-1899
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz, Totenbeschauzettel
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Archive
Oberosterreichisches Landesarchiv (Upper Austrian Provincial Archives), Linz, Austria


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Certificates of death issued by the Stadtpfarrkirche Linz. The certificates include the name of the deceased, age, occupation, birthplace, country of origin, last residence, date and time of death, cause of death, and date of burial for the years 1818-1899.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Death certificates

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Country of origin
  • Last residence
  • Date and time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Date of burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can either search the index or browse through images. Before using either method, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Year of death

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting theBrowse Page

  1. Select Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer to view the images


What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Copy down all the information from the record
  • Cite the record. See below for help citing records in this collection
  • If you have not done so already, look at the image of the original record. Index entries only contain basic identifying information; original records often contain additional information which was not included in the index
  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year
  • Use the information to find your ancestors in civil records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Austria Record Finder to find other records
  • Look for records in nearby locations
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Austria.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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