Austria, Military Personnel Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This collection of Carinthia (Kärnten) military personnel records gives details on the soldier's birth, enlistment, and military service. These personnel background sheets include all soldiers and officers born within the state of Carinthia. The text was handwritten in German. 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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The collection consists of Austrian personnel records giving details on the soldier's birth, enlistment, and military service. Includes 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. Additional records will be added as they are completed. Original records are housed in the Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Vienna.
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The text was handwritten in German. 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.  
  
 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1393792/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1393792/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Austria, Carinthia, Military Personnel Records, 1846-1897." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Österreich Armee. Kriegsarchiv, Vienna.}}  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Austria, Carinthia, Military Personnel Records, 1846-1897." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Österreich Armee. Kriegsarchiv, Vienna.}}
 
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Revision as of 18:58, 7 January 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich Armee. Kärnten, Grundbuchblätter

Record Description

The collection consists of Austrian personnel records giving details on the soldier's birth, enlistment, and military service. Includes 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. Additional records will be added as they are completed. Original records are housed in the Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Vienna.

The text was handwritten in German. 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.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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.

Record Content

The records may include the following information:

  • Name of soldier or officer
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Religion
  • Occupation
  • Name of regiment
  • Date of service

How to Use the Record

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select "Record Type and Year Range" category
⇒ Select the "Name Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Since the records are listed in alphabetical order, using the records will be a matter of finding your ancestor name in the sheets, then extracting all the genealogical information found.

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Citation for This Collection

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

"Austria, Carinthia, Military Personnel Records, 1846-1897." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Österreich Armee. Kriegsarchiv, Vienna.