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Cemetery inscriptions (Friedhofsinschriften)
Research use: Often death information in early parish registers is very meager. Used to identify adults and surviving children in parish registers.
Record type: Lists of gravestone burial inscriptions and sextons records.
Time Period: 1350-present.
Content: Name, age, birth date, birthplace, death date, burial place, sometimes relatives.
Location: Local city and state archives.
Population coverage: 20%.
The City of Vienna has put most of its Cemetary Records online, by searching who is buried in the same grave you can put families together. Sometimes the birth day is given in addition to the day of burial.
For Jewish graves in Vienna and several other cities in Niederösterreich consult the website below:
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Austria,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.