Austria Vienna Population Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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Österreich, Wien, Meldezettel  
 
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'''Österreich, Wien, Meldezettel, 1850-1898'''
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== Record Description  ==
 
== 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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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.&nbsp;
  
 
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/1404451/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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/1404451/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
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.
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== Record Content  ==
  
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.&nbsp;
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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.
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This type of registration informed the government of who was in the city of Vienna and where they resided within the city.
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These are generally very reliable records, being information directly reported by residents about themselves and their families.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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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{{Collection citation
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Wien (Niederosterreich) Meldeamt. Austria, Vienna population cards. Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
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This publication is a cooperation with the Vienna City and Provincial Archives.
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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]].
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=== Record Content  ===
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Image:Austria Vienna Population Cards.jpg|Population Card
 
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'''Vienna Population Cards contain the following genealogical facts:'''  
 
'''Vienna Population Cards contain the following genealogical facts:'''  
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*Name(s) and age(s) of spouse and children  
 
*Name(s) and age(s) of spouse and children  
 
*Previous residence  
 
*Previous residence  
*Date of the registration  
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*Date of the registration
*Date of departure
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*Departure destination
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Use the date and place of birth or marriage to locate christening or marriage records in church records.<br>
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the name along with some other identifying information such birth date and place or spouse's name.  
  
== Related Websites ==
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==== Search the Collection ====
  
{{Incomplete Section}}'''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.'''
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To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  
*[[Austria|Austria]]  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
*[[Austria Vienna Population Registers]]
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example, use the date and place of birth or marriage to locate christening or marriage records in church records.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have also live in Vienna.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby communities.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.
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=== Additional Information About These Records  ===
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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.
 +
 
 +
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.
  
 
== Known Issues for this Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues for this Collection  ==
  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Austria Vienna Population Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Austria Vienna Population Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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== Related Websites  ==
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[http://www.wien.gv.at/english/history/archives/ancestors.html Tracing your Ancestors in Vienna - Some Guidelines]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Austria|Austria]]
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*[[Austria Vienna Population Registers]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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.  
 
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.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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]].
  
"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.
 
  
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
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{{Collection citation | text= " Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Wien Meldeamt. Stadt und Landesarchiv Wien.}}
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This publication is a cooperation with the Vienna City and Provincial Archives.  
  
 
[[Category:Austria|Vienna]]
 
[[Category:Austria|Vienna]]

Revision as of 21:26, 4 November 2013

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Wien, Meldezettel

Record Description

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. 

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

Record Content

Vienna Population Cards contain the following genealogical facts:

  • 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

How to Use the Records

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name along with some other identifying information such birth date and place or spouse's name.

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example, use the date and place of birth or marriage to locate christening or marriage records in church records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have also live in Vienna.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby communities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.

Additional Information About These Records

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.

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.

Known Issues for this Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Tracing your Ancestors in Vienna - Some Guidelines

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 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, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896" Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Wien Meldeamt. Stadt und Landesarchiv Wien.

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