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Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz Bürgerbücher
== Record Description What is in the Collection? ==
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.
== Record Content Collection Contents ==
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*Taxes information
== How to Use Do I Search the Record 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:'''<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.
=== Search the Collection ===
'''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>
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:
*[[Germany Handwriting]]
*[[Germany Resources]]
=== Using the Information ===
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
*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.
*Be aware that errors may have occurred at the time the records were made.
=== Unable to I Can't Find Your AncestorWho I'm Looking For, Now What? ===
*Check for variant spellings of the names.
*Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
=== Other Searches ===
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== Citations for This 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.
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