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Title in the Language of the Record
Österreich Armee. Kärnten, Grundbuchblätter
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The collection consists of Austrian personnel records giving details on the soldier's birth, enlistment, and military service. The records will include the provinces of Austria as well as areas formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, primarily Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and the Czech Republic. Any additional records will be added as they are completed. The original records are housed in the Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Vienna.
The text was handwritten in German. See the section title For Help Reading These Records in this article for translation tools. This collection of records is listed in alphabetical order by year and surname, which makes it easier to research. The records cover the years 1865-1892.
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In 1820, the regimental muster rolls (musterlisten), which contained basic information for each soldier, were replaced by formatted sheets (grundbuchsblatt) bound into books as a register (grundbuecher), then handled as loose sheets (grundbuchsblaetter). The documented registers were kept by the regiments and periodically sent to the central authority, the War Council Ministry of War, in Vienna for preservation.
The Austrian military system requires that all military personnel be registered with all personal and related information, which is kept in a personal file when the person is enlisted. Men exempt from military service included clergy, nobility, certain government officials, and workers employed in mining, iron production, and necessary agricultural occupations.
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The records may include the following information:
- Name of soldier or officer
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Name of regiment
- Date of service
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For Help Reading These Records
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|FHL Place Austria items or FHL Keyword Austria items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.|
- FEEFHS – An Introduction to Austrian military records
- OESTA – Sources for genealogical research at the Austrian War Archives in Vienna
- Österreichisches Staatsarchiv
- Austria Websites
- Austria Map 1855
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- "Austria, Carinthia, Military Personnel Records, 1846-1897." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Österreich Armee. Kriegsarchiv, Vienna.
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