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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Oberösterreich, Sammlung Hoheneck 1400-1800

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1400-1800.

This collection includes records of genealogical manuscripts and printed works acquired by Baron Johann Georg Adam Hoheneck. The materials are concerned with the history of Austrian nobility. Original records are in the Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv (Provincial Archives of Upper Austria), Linz, Austria.

This records are in German. Refer to the For Help Reading the Records section of this article for further translation tools.

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

Record History

During the time of these records, Austria was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Its nobility system was comparable to that of Germany’s (also part of the Holy Roman Empire). More information on Germany’s nobility can be found in this wiki article and this GenWiki link.

Austria’s nobility was divided into two groups: the higher nobility comprised of princes and counts and the lower nobility comprised of barons, knights and untitled noble families. During this time, nobility could either be inherited or bestowed upon a family by a select few powerful people (such as the Archduke of Austria). Families of the high nobility possessed grand amounts of land and wealth. They also commonly served and had great influence in the court, playing a major part in politics at the time.

Under the Law on the Abolition of Nobility, Austria eliminated its noble classes in 1919. Nobility lost their titles as well as their privileges. However, this was only effective in Austria. Traveling Austrian nobility were still commonly referred to with their titles in other countries.

Record Content

These records may contain any of the following information:

  • Name of primary individuals
  • Birth date and place
  • Baptism date and place
  • Marriage date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Names of other family members
  • Residences

How to Use the Record

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

In beginning your search it is helpful to know the name of your ancestor and identifying information about them such as birth date, residency, or parents' names.

Search this Collection

This collection has not yet been published. Information on accessing and searching this collection will be provided when such details become available.

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.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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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:

“Austria, Upper Austria, Hoheneck Collection, 1400-1800.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Baron Johann Georg Adam Hoheneck. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz.

Image Citation

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


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