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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
'''Österreich, Oberösterrreich, Katholische Kirchenurkunden'''
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Österreich, Oberösterrreich, Katholische Kirchenurkunden  
  
== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1581 to 1910.<br>  
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This Collection will include records from 1581 to 1919<br>  
  
 
Event types were often compiled in separate volumes. For instance, baptisms would be in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on. Entries are usually recorded in chronological order, though some entries may be out of order. Entries before the mid-1700s were often in free text paragraphs; sometimes the priest created columns to record the information.  
 
Event types were often compiled in separate volumes. For instance, baptisms would be in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on. Entries are usually recorded in chronological order, though some entries may be out of order. Entries before the mid-1700s were often in free text paragraphs; sometimes the priest created columns to record the information.  
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Austrian church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.  
 
Austrian church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.  
  
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1394580/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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These records are written in [[German Word List|German]].
 
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===To Browse this Collection===
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
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|CID=CID1394580
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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|title=Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919
 
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{{Collection citation
 
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Upper Austrian parishes. Pfarrmatrikeln-Duplikate. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.<!--bibdescend--> }}
 
 
 
[[Austria, Upper Austria Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
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Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Baptism DGS 4396543 3.jpg
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Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Baptism DGS 4396543 3.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Marriage DGS 4160242 42.jpg
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Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Marriage DGS 4160242 42.jpg|Marriage Record
Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Burial DGS 4160302 39.jpg
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Image:Austria Upper Austria Church Books Records (09-0236) Burial DGS 4160302 39.jpg|Burial Record
 
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'''These are the key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records:'''  
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'''Baptismal records''' usually include the following information:
  
 
*Child's given name  
 
*Child's given name  
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*Names and occupations of witnesses
 
*Names and occupations of witnesses
  
'''These are the key genealogical facts found in most marriage records:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following information:
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Names and occupations of witnesses
 
*Names and occupations of witnesses
  
<br> '''These are the key genealogical facts found in most death records:'''  
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'''Death records''' usually include the following information:
 
 
*Names of the deceased (sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included)
 
  
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*Names of the deceased (sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included)
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Place of event with house number  
 
*Place of event with house number  
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*Religion
 
*Religion
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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'''When searching:'''<br> It is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's name
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*Age and or residence
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*An estimated event year
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*A parent's name
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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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'''Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1394580 Collection page:]'''
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1394580/waypoints Browse Page:]'''
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> 
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⇒Select the "Town or Parish" <br> 
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⇒Select "Record Type and Date Range" which takes you to the images<br>
  
'''To search this collection using the index:'''
 
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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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.
  
Be sure and view the image to see the actual record.  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the age in the  record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records.
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*Use the information to find your ancestors in Censuses. These can help you find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family.  
  
<br> '''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 “Ort” category<br>⇒ Select the “Ereignistyp” category<br>⇒ Select the “Zeitraum” category which takes you to the images.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
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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.
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*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.
  
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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== For Help Reading the Records  ==
  
Use these Austrian church records to identify ancestors (individuals, their parents, and their spouses) and make family connections in pedigrees.  
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These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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]]
  
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/austria.html Austria Kindred Trails]
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== Other Searches  ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Austria|Austria]]
 
*[[Austrian Church Records online]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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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. <br>
  
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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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz. (Upper Austrian State Archives, Linz).}}<br><br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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“Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910,” &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch ''(https://familysearch.org: accessed&nbsp;14 March 2012), Asten &gt; Sterben &gt; 1785-1836 &gt; Image 30 of 73, page&nbsp;54 &gt; Georg Elmer, June 15, 1833; citing Pfarrmatrikeln-Duplikate 1819-1940. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image_Citation_Link
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Record Description
Record Type: church records
Collection years: 1581-1919
Languages: German
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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Oberösterrreich, Katholische Kirchenurkunden

What is in the Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1581 to 1919

Event types were often compiled in separate volumes. For instance, baptisms would be in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on. Entries are usually recorded in chronological order, though some entries may be out of order. Entries before the mid-1700s were often in free text paragraphs; sometimes the priest created columns to record the information.

After the mid-1700s, a pre-printed form with column headings in Gothic fraktur typeface became common (though not always used). On these forms, the entries were handwritten in Gothic script; as time progressed, handwriting in these entries began to resemble more the Romanized handwriting that we use today. In Austria, a parish was an ecclesiastical jurisdiction consisting of many villages and hamlets, with one of the villages designated as the main parish town.

Austrian church records are typically written in German or Latin. Regional dialect affects the spelling of some German words, for example: “Maÿ” is recorded instead of the German “Mai” for the month of May, and “Aeltern” instead of “Eltern” for the word parents.

Church priests and pastors began keeping records long before the Austrian government. Catholic Church records began as early as the mid to late 1500s; most church records, however, began in the late 1600s. In 1784, the Austrian Empire required that all births, marriages, and deaths be recorded in civil records. Church records were also affected by this civil registration requirement: because the Catholic Church kept records for everyone regardless of religion, the Austrian government implemented a specific format for vital records that the Catholic Church duplicated for the civil record offices. This uniformed record-keeping system, however, did not commence at the same time throughout the empire. These church books cover a majority of the population for Upper Austria, the Northern portion of the country.

Catholic Church records in this collection start with the year 1581 through the present day, but because of privacy laws, these records are available online only through 1905. 

Church records were created to record church sacraments associated with the life events (e.g. baptism after birth, burial after death) of parishioners.

Austrian church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.

These records are written in German.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Baptismal records usually include the following information:

  • Child's given name
  • Baptism date
  • Location and house number
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Parents' names
  • Names and occupations of witnesses

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event with house number
  • Groom's name, age, marital status and religion
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Names and occupations of witnesses

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Names of the deceased (sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included)
  • Date of event
  • Place of event with house number
  • Name of deceased, gender and age
  • Cause of death
  • Religion

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching:
It is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Age and or residence
  • An estimated event year
  • A parent's name

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.

Search by name by visiting the Collection page:


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Town or Parish"
⇒Select "Record Type and Date Range" which takes you to the images


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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records.
  • Use the information to find your ancestors in Censuses. These can help you find additional family members.
  • 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.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • 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.

For Help Reading the Records

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

Other Searches

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How You Can Contribute

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, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv, Linz. (Upper Austrian State Archives, Linz).

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919.


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, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919.