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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1923991 |title=Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937|location=Austria}}<br>  
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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? ==
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|title=Austria, Upper Austria, L... Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937
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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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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
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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? ==
  
'''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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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.  
  
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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'''When searching:'''<br> As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.  
  
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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'''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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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
== Related Websites ==
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== For Help Reading the Records ==
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These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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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]]
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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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.
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*Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.
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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
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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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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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*Be aware that errors may have occurred at the time the records were made.
  
*[http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/consulate-general-new-york/practical-advice/austrian-citizenship.html Austrian Citizenship]
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== What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For? ==
*[http://www.migrant.at/aktuell-rechtliche-infos-2006/stbg/stbg-eng-2009.pdf Citizenship Act]
 
*[http://www.wien.gv.at/english/administration/civilstatus/citizenship/obtain.html Obtaining Austrian Citizenship]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_nationality_law Austrian Nationality Laws]
 
*[http://www.landesarchiv-ooe.at/xchg/hs.xsl/1603_DEU_HTML.htm Oberosteriches Landesarchiv]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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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.
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*Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
  
*[[Austria]]
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== Other Searches ==
*[[Austria Church Records|Austria Church Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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*[http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/consulate-general-new-york/practical-advice/austrian-citizenship.html Austrian Citizenship]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_nationality_law Austrian Nationality Laws]
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*[http://www.landesarchiv-ooe.at/xchg/hs.xsl/1603_DEU_HTML.htm Oberosteriches Landesarchiv]
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*[[Research in Austria]]
  
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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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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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*[[Austria Genealogy|Austria]]
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*[[Austria Church Records]]
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*[[Austria Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical 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 You Can Contribute ==
  
=== 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 2016. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz [Upper Austrian State Archives, Linz].}} <br>
  
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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz Bürgerbücher

What is in the Collection?

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

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 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.

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?

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.

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

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading the Records

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

  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Be aware that errors may have occurred at the time the records were made.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • 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.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Austria, Upper Austria items or FHL Keyword Austria, Upper Austria items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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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 2016. 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.