Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Contributions to This Article
- 8 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Title in the Language of the Record
Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz Bürgerbücher
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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.
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
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Citizen lists may include the following:
- Date issued
- Name of principal
- Marital status
- 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
- 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 to Use the Record
Search the Collection
To search the collection:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Item of Interest" which takes you to the images.
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.
Look at each image 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.
For Help Reading the Records
These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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.
|FHL Place Austria, Upper Austria items or FHL Keyword Austria, Upper Austria items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.|
- Austrian Citizenship
- Citizenship Act
- Obtaining Austrian Citizenship
- Austrian Nationality Laws
- Oberosteriches Landesarchiv
- Research in Austria
Related Wiki Articles
- Austria Church Records
- Austria Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Contributions to This Article
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937
Citations for This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- "Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz.