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Guide to Austria ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Austria is landlocked and in a strategic location at the crossroads of central Europe bordering the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The major river is the Danube. As a result of wars and political realignments, the internal and external boundaries of Austria have changed several times. German is the official language.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Austria Research

Links to articles on getting started with Austrian research.

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Austria Research Tools

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The boundaries of Austria have changed over time. Your ancestor may have said he was from Austria, but actually he may have come from any of the countries that once belonged to the Hapsburg Monarchy or Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Austrian Empire and Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (till 1918)

Austria (English)

Österreich (German name)

Austria (English)

Österreich (German name)

Provinces of modern Austria

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Österreich (German)

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Österreich (German)

More Austria Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Austria.

More Austria Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Austria.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Austria," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 23 March 2016.