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- Many recent documents (post 1867) were claimed by modern successor nations of the Empire
- Most military records are under the guardianship of the Wiener Kriegsarchiv in Vienna, Austria. Kriegsarchiv documents are divided into two large record groups:
1. Central Command
2. Individual Units
Records of the Central Command
1466-1866, containing commissions, instructions, appointments and information concerning military service (complete with biography).
1636-1753, these grants, which involved the bestowal of certain rights, were received for distinguished service or valor, or for thirty years of service.
a small but indexed collection of birth, marriage and death certificates.
1639-1771, this collection is incomplete yet indexed, and is arranged chronologically.
Pension and Assistance Records
accessed by unit designation (regiment):
- Pensions 1749-1922
- Invalid Office 1723-1803
- Orphans’ Commission 1702-1770
- Soldier Orphans 1770-1870
Army Rank and Regiment Schematics
1583-1849, record continue commission records and include decorations, orders and sometimes death dates.
1753-1819, documents pension records, wages, and salary data, with supplementary biographical data. Completely indexed.
1750-1918, officers less in rank that Lt. General, use as a supplement to regular muster lists, contains officer’s name, name of spouse, spouse’s place or origin, and occasionally spouse’s parents. Records are completely indexed.
Military School Records
Biographies of students:
- Marine-Akademe 1802-1918
- Kriegsschule Wien 1871-1914
Military Court Records
- Courts of Vienna 1753-1869
- Graz 1784-1849
- Invalidenhaus Wien 1805-1860
- Pettau 1760-1859
All series contain valuable probate information. Some are indexed.
Records of Individual Units
1740-1820, name of soldier, place of birth, age, religion, learned occupation and marital status. After 1770 includes names of dependent children. Arranged by unit.
1820-1918, local continuation of the muster rolls, running census of soldiers and their needs, records were updated annually.
1823-1918, supplement muster and foundation books, arranged alphabetically.
1760-1918, materials are identical to Army records, most de-accessioned to Croatia. Access by unit.
Parish Registers of Individual Units
what you would expect.
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