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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1625 through the mid 1900s.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2000, some of the entries were published on 2 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Western Europe Vital Records Index: Alpine Region." This index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Austria. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Austria.

Record Description

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Births and Baptisms, 1651-1940 Marriages, 1722-1898 Burials, 1768-1918
Austria 6,015 3,930 12,293
Banat 1,131 0 0
Bosnien-Herzegovina 0 114 0
Bukowina 230 1,463 0
Dalmatien 206 0 0
Küstenland 131 0 0
Lombardie 105 0 1,050
Niederösterreich 64,170 17,359 7,905
Oberösterreich 16,509 2,517 10,508
Wien 388 0 0
Totals 88,885 25,383 31,756


How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted. 

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Related Wiki Articles

 Austria, Upper Austria Church Records 

Sources of This Collection

"Austria Baptisms, 1700-1900," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Austria.

"Austria Marriages, 1700-1900," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in repositories archives throughout Austria.

"Austria Deaths, 1700-1900," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Austria.


Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

How to Cite Your Sources

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)  

 


 

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