Austria Vienna Population Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Revision as of 19:52, 26 June 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Austria Vienna Population Cards .


Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Österreich, Wien, Meldezettel, 1850-1898

Record Description

The cards include name, birth date and place, marital status, old and new places of residence, dates of arrival and departure. Occasionally the name of spouse and children are listed. Most records range from 1890 to 1925. Many people from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Eastern Europe passed through Vienna and are included on these cards. All the forms are in German and the majority of the names are in German. However, because Vienna was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire some names are written in the languages of the Empire. The records were in a generally good state of preservation at the time that they were microfilmed from 1981-1995. This collection contains 3.8 million hand written entries recorded on pre-printed cards.

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The registration of Vienna residents began in the middle of the 15th century. The city was divided into 8 districts around 1850. Between 1850 and 1904 these 8 were subdivided and supplemented bringing the number of districts to 21. The Zentralmeldeamt (central registration office) was created in 1889 and associated with the Vienna police department. The cards cover most of the population of Vienna.

These cards represent residence registrations from 1890 until 1928, with most cards dating between 1910 and 1925. Although the registrations took place during this range, the birth dates recorded in the registrations can date back several previous decades. 

The registration of Vienna residents began in the middle of the 15th century. The city was divided into 8 districts around 1850. Between 1850 and 1904 these 8 were subdivided and supplemented bringing the number of districts to 21. The Zentralmeldeamt (central registration office) was created in 1889 and associated with the Vienna police department. The cards cover most of the population of Vienna.

This type of registration informed the government of who was in the city of Vienna and where they resided within the city.

These are generally very reliable records, being information directly reported by residents about themselves and their families.

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.

Wien (Niederosterreich) Meldeamt. Austria, Vienna population cards. Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

This publication is a cooperation with the Vienna City and Provincial Archives.

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.

Record Content

Vienna Population Cards contain the following genealogical facts:

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  • District and street address
  • Name of the individual registering
  • Occupation
  • Place and country of birth
  • Home town and home country
  • Birth date, religion, and marital status
  • Name(s) and age(s) of spouse and children
  • Previous residence
  • Date of the registration
  • Date of departure
  • Departure destination

How to Use the Records

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1895," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FR81-PTL&nbsp;: accessed 19 June 2012), Karl Austingel, 4 November 1881; citing Wien (Niederosterreich) Meldeamt. Austria, Vienna population cards. Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

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