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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Oberösterreich, Familienbogen

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1650-1900.

These records include family group records compiled from Roman Catholic parish registers from Upper Austria. The original records are in the Oberösterreichischen Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.

Record History

Austria is divided into 2 ecclesiastical provinces for the Roman Catholic Church: the ecclesiastical province of Salzburg and the ecclesiastical province of Vienna. The Diocese of Linz and other parishes in Upper Austria are part of the Vienna province. Up until the past few hundred years, religions were the most faithful in keeping vital records. As such, these records have high validity. However, keep in mind that errors may have occurred at the time of documentation.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names of Each Family Member
  • Birth Dates and Places of Each Family Member
  • Baptism Dates and Places of Each Family Member
  • Marriage Dates and Places of Each Family Member
  • Name of Children’s Spouses
  • Death Dates and Places of Each Family Member
  • Burial Dates and Places of Each Family Member

How to Use the Record

To search the collection by image:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Name Range" 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.

For Help Reading the Records

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

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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).
  • It may be easiest to find records if you already know what village or town your ancestor lived in at the time.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Austria items or FHL Keyword Austria items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

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How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Austria, Upper Austria, Family Records Compiled from Parish Registers, 1650-1900.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Upper Austrian State Archives, Linz, Oberösterreich, Austria.

Image Citation

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.


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