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Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Miscellaneous City Records, 1485-1894
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Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Record Description
Collection years: 1485-1894
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz, ausgewählte Bestände des Landesarchivs 1485-1894
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes miscellaneous city records in upper Austria, Linz, from 1485-1894. The collection will include records such as court records, orphan records, marriage contracts, citizenship records, and account books. The original records are located in the Upper Austrian State Archives in Linz, Austria.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Miscellaneous City Records, 1485-1894.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Age of Applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Origin
  • Occupation of Applicant
  • Date and Place of Issue
  • Residency

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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

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

  • Carefully evaluate each piece of information given
  • Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details
  • Add this new information to your records of each family
  • Look for leads to other records about your ancestors

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames
  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life (for example: they may have gone by their middle name)
  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
  • Search the records of nearby counties places

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]

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Collection Citation:
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