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Guide to '''Austria ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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==Country Information==
 
==Country Information==
 
Austria is landlocked and in a strategic location at the crossroads of central Europe bordering the [[Czech Republic Genealogy|Czech Republic]], [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]], [[Hungary Genealogy|Hungary]], [[Slovakia Genealogy|Slovakia]], [[Slovenia Genealogy|Slovenia]], [[Italy Genealogy|Italy]], [[Switzerland Genealogy|Switzerland]], and [[Liechtenstein Genealogy|Liechtenstein]]. The major river is the Danube. As a result of wars and political realignments, the internal and external boundaries of Austria have changed several times. German is the official language.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Austria," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
 
Austria is landlocked and in a strategic location at the crossroads of central Europe bordering the [[Czech Republic Genealogy|Czech Republic]], [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]], [[Hungary Genealogy|Hungary]], [[Slovakia Genealogy|Slovakia]], [[Slovenia Genealogy|Slovenia]], [[Italy Genealogy|Italy]], [[Switzerland Genealogy|Switzerland]], and [[Liechtenstein Genealogy|Liechtenstein]]. The major river is the Danube. As a result of wars and political realignments, the internal and external boundaries of Austria have changed several times. German is the official language.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Austria," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
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<h3>Getting Started with Austria Research</h3>
 
<h3>Getting Started with Austria Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with Austrian research.
 
Links to articles on getting started with Austrian research.
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*[[Austria How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[Austria Finding Town of Origin]]
 
*[[Austria Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]  
 
*[[Austria Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]  
 
*[[Austria Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?|What's the next step?]]  
 
*[[Austria Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?|What's the next step?]]  
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{{Click|Image:Austria ORP.png|Austria Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
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{{Click|Image:Austria ORP.png|Austria Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups]]
  
==Austria Clickable Map==
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==Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Austria==
The boundaries of Austria have changed over time. Your ancestor may have said he was from Austria, but actually he may have come from any of the countries that once belonged to the Hapsburg Monarchy or Austro-Hungarian Empire.  
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*Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the '''local level.''' To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.
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*If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, [[Austria Finding Town of Origin|'''Austria Finding Town of Origin''']], to search a variety of records that might provide that information.  
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==If You Know the Town, Next Use the GenTeam Gazetteer==
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*Details about the town will also help:
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**the county of that town,
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**where the closest Evangelical Lutheran, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, etc. parish church was (depending on their religion),
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**where the civil registration office was, and
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**if you have only a village name, you will need the name of the larger town it was part of.
  
[[Image:Austrian Provinces.jpg|left|500px]]  
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[http://www.genteam.at '''GenTeam'''] is an online gazetteer that covers the current countries of Austria, Czech Republic, and Slovenia (most of the area belonging to the Austro-Hungarian Empire). It gives former (German) and current names of locations, the name of the parish, the beginning year of the records,  and the archive that holds the records. It will also give details on earlier parishes the locality belonged to. It then links to the website of that archive.
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*'''Tutorial: GenTeam Gazetteer Online''' - [[Media:1-Genteam_Gazetteer-Instruction.pdf|Instruction]], [[Media:2-Genteam_Gazetteer-Activity.pdf|Activity]], [[Media:3-Genteam_Gazetteer-Answer_Key.pdf|Answer Key]]
  
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This is an example of a typical parish record entry that you will see:'''
 
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==Austrian Empire and Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (till 1918)==
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==Austria Clickable Map==
 
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The boundaries of Austria have changed over time. Your ancestor may have said he was from Austria, but actually he may have come from any of the countries that once belonged to the Hapsburg Monarchy or Austro-Hungarian Empire. Therefore, see also [[Research in the Austro-Hungarian Empire]].<br>
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==Provinces of Modern Austria==  
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'''Austria''' (English)
 
*Austria of today
 
*[[Austrian Littoal|Austrian Littoal]]
 
*[[Bohemia|Bohemia]]
 
*[[Bukovina Genealogy|Bukowina]]
 
*[[Carniola|Carniola]]
 
*[[Dalmatia|Dalmatia]]
 
*[[Galicia|Galicia]]
 
*[[Hungary Genealogy|Hungary]]
 
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'''Österreich''' (German name)
 
*Österreich
 
*[[Austrian Littoal|Küstenland]]  
 
*[[Bohemia|Böhmen]]
 
*[[Bukovina Genealogy|Bukovina]]
 
*[[Carniola|Krain]]
 
*[[Dalmatia|Dalmatien]]
 
*[[Galicia|Galizien]]
 
*[[Hungary|Ungarn]]
 
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'''Austria''' (English)
 
*[[Illyria|Illyria]]
 
*[[Istria|Istria]]
 
*[[Lombardy|Lombardy]]
 
*[[Moravia|Moravia]]
 
*[[Silesia|Silesia]]
 
*[[Sudetenland|Sudetenland]]
 
*[[Sundgau|Sundgau]]
 
*[[Veneto Genealogy|Veneto]]
 
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'''Österreich''' (German name)
 
*[[Illyria|Illyrien]]
 
*[[Istria|Istrien]]
 
*[[Lombardy|Lombardei]]
 
*[[Moravia|Mähren]]
 
*[[Silesia|Schlesien]]
 
*[[Sudetenland|Sudetenland]]
 
*[[Sundgau|Sundgau]]
 
*[[Veneto Genealogy|Veneto]]
 
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==Provinces of modern Austria==
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'''Austria''' (English)  
 
'''Austria''' (English)  
*[[Research in Burgenland|Burgenland]]
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*[[Burgenland, Austria Genealogy|Burgenland]]
*[[Carinthia|Carinthia]]
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*[[Carinthia, Austria Genealogy|Carinthia]]
*[[Lower Austria Genealogy|Lower Austria]]
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*[[Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Austria Genealogy|Lower Austria]]
*[[Upper Austria|Upper Austria]]
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*[[Upper Austria, Austria Genealogy|Upper Austria]]
*[[Salzburg|Salzburg]]
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*[[Salzburg, Austria Genealogy|Salzburg]]
 
   
 
   
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'''Österreich''' (German)  
 
'''Österreich''' (German)  
*[[Research in Burgenland|Burgenland]]
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*[[Burgenland, Austria Genealogy|Burgenland]]
*[[Carinthia|Kärnten]]
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*[[Carinthia, Austria Genealogy|Kärnten]]
*[[Lower Austria Genealogy|Niederösterreich]]
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*[[Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Austria Genealogy|Niederösterreich]]
*[[Upper Austria|Oberösterreich]]
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*[[Upper Austria, Austria Genealogy|Oberösterreich]]
*[[Salzburg|Salzburg]]  
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*[[Salzburg, Austria Genealogy|Salzburg]]  
  
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'''Austria''' (English)
 
'''Austria''' (English)
*[[Styria|Styria]]
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*[[Styria, Austria Genealogy|Styria]]
*[[Tyrol|Tyrol]]
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*[[Tyrol, Austria Genealogy|Tyrol]]
*[[Vorarlberg|Vorarlberg]]
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*[[Vorarlberg, Austria Genealogy|Vorarlberg]]
*[[Vienna Genealogy|Vienna]]
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*[[Vienna, Austria Genealogy|Vienna]]
  
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'''Österreich''' (German)  
 
'''Österreich''' (German)  
*[[Styria|Steiermark]]
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*[[Styria, Austria Genealogy|Steiermark]]
*[[Tyrol|Tirol]]
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*[[Tyrol, Austria Genealogy|Tirol]]
*[[Vorarlberg|Vorarlberg]]
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*[[Vorarlberg, Austria Genealogy|Vorarlberg]]
*[[Vienna Genealogy|Wien]]
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*[[Vienna, Austria Genealogy|Wien]]
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==More Austria Research Strategies==
 
Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Austria.
 
*[[Austria Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]
 
*[[Austria Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?|What's the next step?]]
 
*[[Austria Beginners Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]
 
*[[Austria Beginners Corner Resources|Resources]]
 
  
 
==More Austria Research Tools==
 
==More Austria Research Tools==
 
Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Austria.
 
Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Austria.
*[[Germany - German Handwriting 1500s - 1920 (Kurrentschrift)|Handwriting Guide]]
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*[[Dictionary of old German Definitions|Dictionary of old German Definitions]]
 
*[http://translate.google.com/ German to English Translator]
 
*[http://dict.leo.org/ende?lang=de&lp=ende German- English dictionary]
 
*[http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Batchnummer All about batch numbers] (text in German)
 
*[http://www.genealogy.net/genealogy German genealogy web portal] - English front page
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Austria.pdf BYU Research Guide for Germany, many links out-of-date]
 
 
*[http://rzblx10.uni-regensburg.de/dbinfo/dbliste.php?bib_id=onb&colors=63&ocolors=40&lett=c&collid=GH%7CDatabase Information System Austrian National Library] - Special link collection for genealogy (55 links, Page in German)
 
*[http://rzblx10.uni-regensburg.de/dbinfo/dbliste.php?bib_id=onb&colors=63&ocolors=40&lett=c&collid=GH%7CDatabase Information System Austrian National Library] - Special link collection for genealogy (55 links, Page in German)
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927070 records collections for Austria] available on FamilySearch.org.
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/austria/index.html Austria Genealogy links]
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*[https://www.austriagenweb.org/ Austria GenWeb]
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm Beginners Guide to Austrian Jewish Genealogy]
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*[http://www.the-burgenland-bunch.org Burgenland Bunch]  
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*[http://www.dpcamps.org/ Displaced Persons' (DP) Camps Table of Contents]
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*[http://www.genteam.at/ GenTeam Gazetteer]
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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[[Category:Austria]]
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 12:57, 19 December 2018

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Guide to Austria ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Austria is landlocked and in a strategic location at the crossroads of central Europe bordering the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The major river is the Danube. As a result of wars and political realignments, the internal and external boundaries of Austria have changed several times. German is the official language.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Austria Research

Links to articles on getting started with Austrian research.

See More Research Strategies

Austria Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Austrian research.

See More Research Tools


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Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Austria[edit | edit source]

  • Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level. To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.
  • If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, Austria Finding Town of Origin, to search a variety of records that might provide that information.


If You Know the Town, Next Use the GenTeam Gazetteer[edit | edit source]

  • Details about the town will also help:
    • the county of that town,
    • where the closest Evangelical Lutheran, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, etc. parish church was (depending on their religion),
    • where the civil registration office was, and
    • if you have only a village name, you will need the name of the larger town it was part of.

GenTeam is an online gazetteer that covers the current countries of Austria, Czech Republic, and Slovenia (most of the area belonging to the Austro-Hungarian Empire). It gives former (German) and current names of locations, the name of the parish, the beginning year of the records, and the archive that holds the records. It will also give details on earlier parishes the locality belonged to. It then links to the website of that archive.

This is an example of a typical parish record entry that you will see: Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 7.22.07 PM.png

Austria Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

The boundaries of Austria have changed over time. Your ancestor may have said he was from Austria, but actually he may have come from any of the countries that once belonged to the Hapsburg Monarchy or Austro-Hungarian Empire. Therefore, see also Research in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

ViennaLower AustriaUpper AustriaBurgenlandCarinthiaSteiermarkSalzburgTirolVorarlbergModern Austria Regions1.png

Provinces of Modern Austria[edit | edit source]

Austria (English)

Österreich (German)

Austria (English)

Österreich (German)

More Austria Research Tools[edit | edit source]

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Austria.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Austria," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria, accessed 23 March 2016.