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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Oberösterreich, Wels, Volkszählungen, Verlassenschaften und Zunftbücher

Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, W...Census Records, 1613-1900.

The collection consists of several record sets from Wels, Upper Austria. It will include census records, guild records, and probate records for the city of Wels. The census records give the name of the homeowner, head of household, wife, children, ages, and occupations. The guild records are limited to the toolmakers and carpenters. The original records are located in the Wels City Archives, Austria.

Record Content

This collection may include the following information:
  • Name of the homeowner
  • Name of head of household
  • Names of family members
  • Age
  • Place of birth (sometimes)
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as age and occupation.

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the appropriate "Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer" (record type, years and number) which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as 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.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, 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. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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 (for example: Linz).

For Help Reading the Records

These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Austria, Oberösterreich, Wels items or FHL Keyword Austria, Oberösterreich, Wels items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Austria, Upper Austria, Wels, Census Records, 1613-1900

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

Citation for This Collection

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, W...Census Records, 1613-1900.

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Österreich, Oberösterreich, Wels, Volkszählungen, Verlassenschaften und Zunftbücher 1613-1900." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013.



 

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