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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz Bürgerbücher

Collection Time Period

This collection of citizen records includes the years 1658-1937.

Record Description

This collection of citizen records for the city of Linz may give the name, residence, age, occupation, and tax information for each citizen. The text is handwritten in German. Some documents are written in ledger type format, others in narrative style. The collection also includes citizen land registers (burgerkataster), tax invoices (rechnungen), orphan books (waisenbuch), lists of proprietors (hauserverzeichnis), and certificates of family origin (heimatschein).

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in citizen lists may include:

  • Date issued
  • Name of principal
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Physical description
  • Spoken language

Key genealogical facts found in outstanding taxes may include:

  • Name of person
  • Marital status
  • Place of residence

Key genealogical facts found in citizenship and oath of allegiance lists may include:

  • Name of person
  • Age or date of birth
  • Place of residence
  • Occupation
  • Signature of person swearing the oath
  • Name of representative, if any

Key genealogical facts found in inheritance taxes may include:

  • Name of the deceased person
  • Names of heirs
  • Taxes information

How to Use the Record

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Record History

This collection has a variety of legal records, all relating to citizen records of residence status, property, taxes, heirs, etc.

Why the Record Was Created

These records were created to track the identification, property, and taxes of all citizens and people applying for citizenship.

Record Reliability

Citizen records are reliable, but keepn mind that these do not have as much information as church and civil records. Use these records when vital information can’t be found elsewhere.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • "Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.

Sources of Information for This Collection

Linz (Österreich). Burgerbücher (Citizen Books), 1658-1937. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.

Detailed instructions for adding citations are also listed in the wiki article: How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.


 

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