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Österreich, Herrschaftsprotokolle  
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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This collection of seigniorial records from Austria includes records such as birth, marriage, death, testaments, and real property covering the years between 1537 and 1888.
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
This collection includes a variety of feudal land records from numerous jurisdictions throughout Upper and Lower Austria. This collection is being published as images become available. The records are handwritten in German. Most records have been preserved well.
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Österreich, Herrschaftsprotokolle
  
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/1929847/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection includes feudal documents from many places throughout Upper and Lower Austria for the years 1537 to 1920. The documents pertain to legal matters, complaints, property, insolvencies, orphans, criminal proceedings, etc,--everything that was later handled by the court system. This collection will continue to be updated as records are acquired. The original records are located in the Niederösterreichischen Landesarchiv, St. Pölten, and in the Oberösterreichischen Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.  
  
 
Local jurisdictional authority in Austria was held by Seigneurs prior to 1848. Seigniorial authority was granted by the Emperor to individuals who reigned as lord over their manor (Herrschaft) within a given village or community. Civil records created within a manor are referred to as Herrschaft or Seigniorial records. The older Herrschaft records of the four Lower Austrian Kreisgerichte (KG) are stored at the Landesarchiv in St. Pölten. In 1848, a modern court system was implemented in Austria, and the Seigneurs were instructed to transfer all records needed to continue administration of justice to the recently established district courts (Bezirksgerichte). This generally included all Herrschaft records back to about 1750-1800. The earlier records, those that had been closed prior to 1750, were transferred to Kreisgerichte. However, a significant quantity of these records remain in private hands or have become a part of the archival collections of other institutions.  
 
Local jurisdictional authority in Austria was held by Seigneurs prior to 1848. Seigniorial authority was granted by the Emperor to individuals who reigned as lord over their manor (Herrschaft) within a given village or community. Civil records created within a manor are referred to as Herrschaft or Seigniorial records. The older Herrschaft records of the four Lower Austrian Kreisgerichte (KG) are stored at the Landesarchiv in St. Pölten. In 1848, a modern court system was implemented in Austria, and the Seigneurs were instructed to transfer all records needed to continue administration of justice to the recently established district courts (Bezirksgerichte). This generally included all Herrschaft records back to about 1750-1800. The earlier records, those that had been closed prior to 1750, were transferred to Kreisgerichte. However, a significant quantity of these records remain in private hands or have become a part of the archival collections of other institutions.  
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The information in these records is usually reliable but depends upon the reliability of the informant and the recorder of the record.  
 
The information in these records is usually reliable but depends upon the reliability of the informant and the recorder of the record.  
  
=== &nbsp;&nbsp;Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse this Collection===
 
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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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{{Collection citation | text= "Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888." Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 2013.}}  
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<br> [[Austria Seigniorial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
== Record Content  ==
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{{Incomplete Image Translations}} [[Image:Austria, Lower Austria Seigniorial Records DGS 4979009 4.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Image:Austria, Lower Austria Seigniorial Records DGS 4979009 4.jpg|Seigniorial Record
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These marriage contract records (Verehelichung)&nbsp;may&nbsp;include the following information:  
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'''Marriage contract records''' may include the following information:  
  
 
*Date of marriage contract  
 
*Date of marriage contract  
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*Fiscal considerations
 
*Fiscal considerations
  
[[Image:Austria, Seigniorial Records estate inventory DDGS 136.jpg|thumb|right]]
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'''Wills or estate inventory records''' may include the following information:  
 
 
These wills or estate inventory records (Inventurprotokoll)&nbsp;may&nbsp;include the following information:  
 
  
 
*Date of death  
 
*Date of death  
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*Settlement of the fiscal account
 
*Settlement of the fiscal account
  
These real property records may include the following information:  
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'''Real property records''' may include the following information:  
  
 
*Date of the business transaction  
 
*Date of the business transaction  
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*Settlement of the fiscal account
 
*Settlement of the fiscal account
  
[[Image:Austria, Seigniorial Records land registers DGS 601 602.jpg|thumb|right]]
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'''Land registers''' (Grundbuch) may include the following information:  
 
 
These land registers (Grundbuch) may include the following information:  
 
  
 
*Names of the sequential property owners  
 
*Names of the sequential property owners  
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*Tax payments and fiscal data
 
*Tax payments and fiscal data
  
== 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 ''“Country”'' category<br> ⇒ Select the ''“Province”'' category<br> ⇒ Select the ''“Place”'' category<br> ⇒ Select the ''“Seigniory”'' category<br> ⇒ Select the ''“Record Description”'' which takes you to the images.
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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
  
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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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.
  
Seigniorial records supplement existing church and civil records and provide information in those time periods where church and civil records do not exist. These records are very helpful in establishing family relationships that are difficult to identify; differentiating between individuals and families with similar given and surnames; documenting family locations, arrival and departure dates; and so forth.  
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'''To search by image:'''<br>
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br>
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⇒Select the “Country” <br>
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⇒Select the “Province” <br>
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⇒Select the “Place” <br>
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⇒Select the “Seigniory” category <br>
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⇒Select the “Record Description” which takes you to the images.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki article:
  
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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]]
  
*Use the baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
 
*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*The parents’ places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*A couple’s marriage date and place may help you find records of their children
 
*The burial place may also help you identify their migration pattern
 
  
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families, based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in the same place or nearby.  
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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.
  
Keep in mind the following:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
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*Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year.
*There is some variation in the information given from record to record.
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*Use all the information to help you find other records such as birth, death, church and civil records such as censuses.  These can help you find additional family members.
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*Use the father’s occupation to find employment or military records.
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*Use the parents’ places of origin to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.  
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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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*Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1929847 Austria Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Austria Seigniorial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  
*[http://austrianfamilyhistory.org/feudal.html Austrian Feudal Records]
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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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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.
  
*[[Austria]]  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[[Austria: Death Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Austria-Seigniorial-Records-1537-1920-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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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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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== Citing this Collection ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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 years: 1537-1920
Languages: German
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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Herrschaftsprotokolle

What is in the Collection?

This collection includes feudal documents from many places throughout Upper and Lower Austria for the years 1537 to 1920. The documents pertain to legal matters, complaints, property, insolvencies, orphans, criminal proceedings, etc,--everything that was later handled by the court system. This collection will continue to be updated as records are acquired. The original records are located in the Niederösterreichischen Landesarchiv, St. Pölten, and in the Oberösterreichischen Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.

Local jurisdictional authority in Austria was held by Seigneurs prior to 1848. Seigniorial authority was granted by the Emperor to individuals who reigned as lord over their manor (Herrschaft) within a given village or community. Civil records created within a manor are referred to as Herrschaft or Seigniorial records. The older Herrschaft records of the four Lower Austrian Kreisgerichte (KG) are stored at the Landesarchiv in St. Pölten. In 1848, a modern court system was implemented in Austria, and the Seigneurs were instructed to transfer all records needed to continue administration of justice to the recently established district courts (Bezirksgerichte). This generally included all Herrschaft records back to about 1750-1800. The earlier records, those that had been closed prior to 1750, were transferred to Kreisgerichte. However, a significant quantity of these records remain in private hands or have become a part of the archival collections of other institutions.

Seigneurs created these records to record the events in the life of the people in their communities and to help in the administration of their manors.

The information in these records is usually reliable but depends upon the reliability of the informant and the recorder of the record.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Marriage contract records may include the following information:

  • Date of marriage contract
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Place of event
  • Fiscal considerations

Wills or estate inventory records may include the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Place of residence
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Names of the surviving spouse, children, and in-laws
  • Ages of all involved
  • Settlement of the fiscal account

Real property records may include the following information:

  • Date of the business transaction
  • Names of the grantors and grantees
  • Place of the property
  • Settlement of the fiscal account

Land registers (Grundbuch) may include the following information:

  • Names of the sequential property owners
  • Place of the property
  • Dates
  • Tax payments and fiscal data

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 search by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the “Country”
⇒Select the “Province”
⇒Select the “Place”
⇒Select the “Seigniory” category
⇒Select the “Record Description” which takes you to the images.

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

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 age in the record to find an approximate birth year.
  • Use all the information to help you find other records such as birth, death, church and civil records such as censuses. These can help you find additional family members.
  • Use the father’s occupation to find employment or military records.
  • 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.

  • 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


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, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2017. Landesarchiv, Österreich (national archives, Austria).


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, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920.