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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz Bürgerbücher  
 
Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz Bürgerbücher  
  
== Record Description  ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This collection of citizen records includes the years 1658 to 1937.  
 
This collection of citizen records includes the years 1658 to 1937.  
  
This collection of citizen records for the city of Linz may give the name, residence, age, occupation, and tax information for each citizen. The text is handwritten in German. Some documents are written in ledger type format, others in narrative style. The collection also includes citizen land registers (burgerkataster), tax invoices (rechnungen), orphan books (waisenbuch), lists of proprietors (hauserverzeichnis), and certificates of family origin (heimatschein).  
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This collection of citizen records for the city of Linz may give the name, residence, age, occupation, and tax information for each citizen. The collection also includes citizen land registers (burgerkataster), tax invoices (rechnungen), orphan books (waisenbuch), lists of proprietors (hauserverzeichnis), and certificates of family origin (heimatschein).  
  
This collection has a variety of legal records, all relating to citizen records of residence status, property, taxes, heirs, etc.&nbsp;
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The text is handwritten in German. Some documents are written in ledger type format, others in narrative style. For help with translating the documents, see the [[Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For_Help_Reading_the_Records|For Help Reading the Records]] section of this article.  
  
These records were created to track the identification, property, and taxes of all citizens and people applying for citizenship.&nbsp;
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This collection has a variety of legal records, all relating to citizen records of residence status, property, taxes, heirs, etc.
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These records were created to track the identification, property, and taxes of all citizens and people applying for citizenship.  
  
 
Citizen records are reliable, but keep in mind that these do not have as much information as church and civil records. Use these records when vital information can’t be found elsewhere.  
 
Citizen records are reliable, but keep in mind that these do not have as much information as church and civil records. Use these records when vital information can’t be found elsewhere.  
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1923991/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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===To Browse This Collection===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|title=Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937
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== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
{{Incomplete Image Translations}} <gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
{{Incomplete Image Translations}} <gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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'''Citizen lists usually include the following information:'''
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'''Citizen lists''' may include the following:  
  
 
*Date issued  
 
*Date issued  
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*Spoken language
 
*Spoken language
  
'''Outstanding tax records&nbsp;usually include the following information:'''
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'''Outstanding tax records''' may include the following:  
  
 
*Name of person  
 
*Name of person  
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*Place of residence
 
*Place of residence
  
'''Citizenship and&nbsp;oath of allegiance lists usually include the following information:'''
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'''Citizenship and oath of allegiance lists''' may include the following:  
  
 
*Name of person  
 
*Name of person  
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*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Signature of person swearing the oath  
 
*Signature of person swearing the oath  
*Name of representative, if any
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*Name of representative (if any)
  
'''Inheritance tax records usually include the following information:'''
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'''Inheritance tax records''' may include the following:  
  
 
*Name of the deceased person  
 
*Name of the deceased person  
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*Taxes information
 
*Taxes information
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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It is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's name
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*Residence
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*Age or birth date
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*Names of family members
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
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'''To browse by image:'''<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the “Item of Interest" category which takes you to the images<br>
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'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the ''“Item of Interest”'' which takes you to the images.
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These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
  
Indexes are available on some of these groups of images. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. Find your ancestors name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.
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*[[German Word List]]
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*[[German Language and Languages]]
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*[[Germany Handwriting]]
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*[[Germany Resources]]
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
  
*[http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/consulate-general-new-york/practical-advice/austrian-citizenship.html Austrian Citizenship]
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.  
*[http://www.migrant.at/aktuell-rechtliche-infos-2006/stbg/stbg-eng-2009.pdf Citizenship Act]
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*Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.  
*[http://www.wien.gv.at/english/administration/civilstatus/citizenship/obtain.html Obtaining Austrian Citizenship]
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*Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_nationality_law Austrian Nationality Laws]
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*Use the parents’ places of origin to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.  
*[http://www.landesarchiv-ooe.at/xchg/hs.xsl/1603_DEU_HTML.htm Oberosteriches Landesarchiv]
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*Use the couple’s marriage date and place to find records of their children
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*Use the burial place to help you identify their migration pattern
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Use the surname to compile baptism entries for each child and sort them into families based on the names of the parents.
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*Use the titles as clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.  
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Austria]]
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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1923991 Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*[[Austria Church Records|Austria Church Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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*Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1923991/waypoints Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937]  
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. *Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local 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]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
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.<br>
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz.}}
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz [Upper Austrian State Archives, Linz].}} <br>
  
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Record Description
Collection years: 1658-1937
Languages: German
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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz Bürgerbücher

What Is in the Collection?

This collection of citizen records includes the years 1658 to 1937.

This collection of citizen records for the city of Linz may give the name, residence, age, occupation, and tax information for each citizen. The collection also includes citizen land registers (burgerkataster), tax invoices (rechnungen), orphan books (waisenbuch), lists of proprietors (hauserverzeichnis), and certificates of family origin (heimatschein).

The text is handwritten in German. Some documents are written in ledger type format, others in narrative style. For help with translating the documents, see the For Help Reading the Records section of this article.

This collection has a variety of legal records, all relating to citizen records of residence status, property, taxes, heirs, etc.

These records were created to track the identification, property, and taxes of all citizens and people applying for citizenship.

Citizen records are reliable, but keep in mind that these do not have as much information as church and civil records. Use these records when vital information can’t be found elsewhere.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Citizen lists may include the following:

  • Date issued
  • Name of principal
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Physical description
  • Spoken language

Outstanding tax records may include the following:

  • Name of person
  • Marital status
  • Place of residence

Citizenship and oath of allegiance lists may include the following:

  • Name of person
  • Age or date of birth
  • Place of residence
  • Occupation
  • Signature of person swearing the oath
  • Name of representative (if any)

Inheritance tax records may include the following:

  • Name of the deceased person
  • Names of heirs
  • Taxes information

How Do I Search the Collection?

It is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birth date
  • Names of family members

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.


To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “Item of Interest" category which takes you to the images


These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.
  • Use the parents’ places of origin to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the couple’s marriage date and place to find records of their children
  • Use the burial place to help you identify their migration pattern

Use the surname to compile baptism entries for each child and sort them into families based on the names of the parents.

  • Use the titles as clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family.


I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. *Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz [Upper Austrian State Archives, Linz].


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, L... Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937.