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Title in the Language of the Record
Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz, Totenbeschauzettel
This collection contains certificates of death issued by the Stadtpfarrkirche Linz. The certificates include the name of the deceased, age, occupation, birthplace, country of origin, last residence, date & time of death, cause of death, and date of burial. Original certifcates are housed in the Oberösterreichischen Landesarchiv, Linz. The collections covers the years 1818 to 1899.
These records are in German so you will need to be able to read German. For help reading the language see the wiki article German Word List.
- Name of the deceased
- Country of origin
- Last residence
- Date and time of death
- Cause of death
- Date of burial
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- Landesarchiv Linz. Death Certificates. City of Linz parish, Linz, Austria.
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