Austria, Upper Austria Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1394580 |title=Austria, Oberösterreich Catholic Church Records|location=Austria}}<br>
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|title=Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
'''Österreich, Oberösterrreich, Katholische Kirchenurkunden'''
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Österreich, Oberösterrreich, Katholische Kirchenurkunden  
 
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== Collection Time Period  ==
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Catholic Church records in this collection start with the year 1581 through the present day, but because of privacy laws, these records are available online only through 1905.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1581 to 1910.<br>
  
 
Event types were often compiled in separate volumes. For instance, baptisms would be in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on. Entries are usually recorded in chronological order, though some entries may be out of order. Entries before the mid-1700s were often in free text paragraphs; sometimes the priest created columns to record the information.  
 
Event types were often compiled in separate volumes. For instance, baptisms would be in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on. Entries are usually recorded in chronological order, though some entries may be out of order. Entries before the mid-1700s were often in free text paragraphs; sometimes the priest created columns to record the information.  
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Austrian church records are typically written in German or Latin. Regional dialect affects the spelling of some German words, for example: “Maÿ” is recorded instead of the German “Mai” for the month of May, and “Aeltern” instead of “Eltern” for the word parents.  
 
Austrian church records are typically written in German or Latin. Regional dialect affects the spelling of some German words, for example: “Maÿ” is recorded instead of the German “Mai” for the month of May, and “Aeltern” instead of “Eltern” for the word parents.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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Church priests and pastors began keeping records long before the Austrian government. Catholic Church records began as early as the mid to late 1500s; most church records, however, began in the late 1600s. In 1784, the Austrian Empire required that all births, marriages, and deaths be recorded in civil records. Church records were also affected by this civil registration requirement: because the Catholic Church kept records for everyone regardless of religion, the Austrian government implemented a specific format for vital records that the Catholic Church duplicated for the civil record offices. This uniformed record-keeping system, however, did not commence at the same time throughout the empire. These church books cover a majority of the population for Upper Austria, the Northern portion of the country.
  
'''These are the key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records:'''
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Catholic Church records in this collection start with the year 1581 through the present day, but because of privacy laws, these records are available online only through 1905.&nbsp;
  
[[Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Baptism DGS 4396543 3.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Church records were created to record church sacraments associated with the life events (e.g. baptism after birth, burial after death) of parishioners.  
  
*Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents
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Austrian church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.
*Date and place of birth
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*Date of baptism (sometimes even the time of birth and baptism)
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*House number where the event occurred
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*Residence and religion of the parents
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*Occupation of the father and other males listed
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*Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
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'''These are the key genealogical facts found in most marriage records:'''
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For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1394580/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
[[Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Marriage DGS 4160242 42.jpg|thumb|right]]
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses
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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.<br>
*Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns
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*Residence of the bride, groom, and their parents
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*House number where event occurred (usually groom’s but not always)
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*Religion of the bride and the groom
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*Occupation of groom and other males listed
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'''These are the key genealogical facts found in most death records:'''
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{{Collection citation | text= "Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz.}}
  
[[Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Burial DGS 4160302 39.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Austria, Upper Austria Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
*Names of the deceased (sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included)  
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== Record Content  ==
*Date and place of death and burial
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*Age, residence, and house number where event occurred
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*Cause of death
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Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Baptism DGS 4396543 3.jpg
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Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Marriage DGS 4160242 42.jpg
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Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Burial DGS 4160302 39.jpg
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'''These baptismal records usually include the following information:'''
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*Child's given name
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*Baptism date
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*Location and house number
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*Gender
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*Marital status
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*Parents' names
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*Names and occupations of witnesses
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'''These marriage records usually include the following information:'''
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*Date of event
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*Place of event with house number
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*Groom's name, age, marital status and religion
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*Groom's parents' names
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*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's parents' names
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*Names and occupations of witnesses
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<br>'''These death records&nbsp;usually include the following information:'''&nbsp;
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*Names of the deceased (sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included)
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*Date of event
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*Place of event with house number  
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*Name of deceased, gender and age
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*Cause of death  
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*Religion
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Use these Austrian church records to identify ancestors (individuals, their parents, and their spouses) and make family connections in pedigrees.
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''
  
== Record History  ==
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
Church priests and pastors began keeping records long before the Austrian government. Catholic Church records began as early as the mid to late 1500s; most church records, however, began in the late 1600s. In 1784, the Austrian Empire required that all births, marriages, and deaths be recorded in civil records. Church records were also affected by this civil registration requirement: because the Catholic Church kept records for everyone regardless of religion, the Austrian government implemented a specific format for vital records that the Catholic Church duplicated for the civil record offices. This uniformed record-keeping system, however, did not commence at the same time throughout the empire. These church books cover a majority of the population for Upper Austria, the Northern portion of the country.  
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Be sure and view the image to see the actual record.  
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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<br>'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>
  
Church records were created to record church sacraments associated with the life events (e.g. baptism after birth, burial after death) of parishioners.  
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the “Ort” category<br>⇒ Select the “Ereignistyp” category<br>⇒ Select the “Zeitraum” category which takes you to the images.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.
  
Austrian church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.  
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Use these Austrian church records to identify ancestors (individuals, their parents, and their spouses) and make family connections in pedigrees.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.kindredtrails.com/austria.html Austria Kindred Trails]<br>
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/austria.html Austria Kindred Trails]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
 
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Pfarrmatrikeln-Duplikate 1819-1940. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.<!--bibdescend-->  }}
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
===== Citation Example for&nbsp; Records Found in a Collection  =====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
“Austria, Oberosterreich, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910” &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch ''([https://www.familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed&nbsp;14 March 2012), Asten &gt; Sterben &gt; 1785-1836 &gt; Image 30 of 73 images &gt; page&nbsp;54 &gt; entry&nbsp;for Georg Elmer,died June&nbsp;15, 1833; citing Pfarrmatrikeln-Duplikate 1819-1940. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.  
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“Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910,” &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch ''(https://familysearch.org: accessed&nbsp;14 March 2012), Asten &gt; Sterben &gt; 1785-1836 &gt; Image 30 of 73, page&nbsp;54 &gt; Georg Elmer, June 15, 1833; citing Pfarrmatrikeln-Duplikate 1819-1940. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.  
  
 
[[Category:Austria]]
 
[[Category:Austria]]

Revision as of 15:05, 27 February 2013

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Oberösterrreich, Katholische Kirchenurkunden

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1581 to 1910.

Event types were often compiled in separate volumes. For instance, baptisms would be in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on. Entries are usually recorded in chronological order, though some entries may be out of order. Entries before the mid-1700s were often in free text paragraphs; sometimes the priest created columns to record the information.

After the mid-1700s, a pre-printed form with column headings in Gothic fraktur typeface became common (though not always used). On these forms, the entries were handwritten in Gothic script; as time progressed, handwriting in these entries began to resemble more the Romanized handwriting that we use today. In Austria, a parish was an ecclesiastical jurisdiction consisting of many villages and hamlets, with one of the villages designated as the main parish town.

Austrian church records are typically written in German or Latin. Regional dialect affects the spelling of some German words, for example: “Maÿ” is recorded instead of the German “Mai” for the month of May, and “Aeltern” instead of “Eltern” for the word parents.

Church priests and pastors began keeping records long before the Austrian government. Catholic Church records began as early as the mid to late 1500s; most church records, however, began in the late 1600s. In 1784, the Austrian Empire required that all births, marriages, and deaths be recorded in civil records. Church records were also affected by this civil registration requirement: because the Catholic Church kept records for everyone regardless of religion, the Austrian government implemented a specific format for vital records that the Catholic Church duplicated for the civil record offices. This uniformed record-keeping system, however, did not commence at the same time throughout the empire. These church books cover a majority of the population for Upper Austria, the Northern portion of the country.

Catholic Church records in this collection start with the year 1581 through the present day, but because of privacy laws, these records are available online only through 1905. 

Church records were created to record church sacraments associated with the life events (e.g. baptism after birth, burial after death) of parishioners.

Austrian church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptismal records usually include the following information:

  • Child's given name
  • Baptism date
  • Location and house number
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Parents' names
  • Names and occupations of witnesses

These marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event with house number
  • Groom's name, age, marital status and religion
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Names and occupations of witnesses


These death records usually include the following information: 

  • Names of the deceased (sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included)
  • Date of event
  • Place of event with house number
  • Name of deceased, gender and age
  • Cause of death
  • Religion

How to Use the Record

To search this collection using the index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Be sure and view the image to see the actual record.


To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:

⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the “Ort” category
⇒ Select the “Ereignistyp” category
⇒ Select the “Zeitraum” category 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.

Use these Austrian church records to identify ancestors (individuals, their parents, and their spouses) and make family connections in pedigrees.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do 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.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910,”  digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 14 March 2012), Asten > Sterben > 1785-1836 > Image 30 of 73, page 54 > Georg Elmer, June 15, 1833; citing Pfarrmatrikeln-Duplikate 1819-1940. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.