Austria, Carinthia, Military Personnel Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Title in the Language of the Records[edit | edit source]

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Collection Time Period[edit | edit source]

This collection of military records includes the years 1865-1892.

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection of Carinthia (Kärnten) military personnel records gives details on the soldier's birth, enlistment, and military service. These personnel background sheets include all soldiers and officers born within the state of Carinthia. Text was handwritten in German. This collection of records is listed in alphabetical order by year and surname, which makes it easier to research.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Key genealogical facts found in military records may include:

  • Name of soldier or officer
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Religion
  • Occupation
  • Name of regiment
  • Date of service

How to Use This Record[edit | edit source]

Since the records are listed in alphabetical order it will be a matter of finding your ancestor name in the sheets and then extract all the genealogical information found.

Record History[edit | edit source]

In 1820 the regimental muster rolls (musterlisten) were replaced by formatted sheets (grundbuchsblatt), which were bound into books creating a register (grundbuecher), and then handled as loose sheets (grundbuchsblaetter), giving the basic information for each soldier. These documentation registers were kept by the regiments, and periodically were sent to the central authority, the War Council, Ministry of War in Vienna for preservation.

Men that were exempt from military service were the clergy, the nobility, certain government officials, and workers employed in mining, iron production, and necessary agricultural occupations.

Why This Record Was Created[edit | edit source]

The country’s military system requires that all military personnel be registered with all personal and related information, which is kept in a personal file when the person is enlisted.

Record Reliability[edit | edit source]

Military records are a reliable source for genealogical research in Austria.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

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FEEFHS – An introduction to Austrian military records

OESTA – Sources for genealogical research at the Austrian War Archives in Vienna

Österreichisches Staatsarchiv

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Austria Military Records

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  • "Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.

Sources of Information for This Collection[edit | edit source]

Austria. Österreich Armee. Grundbuchblätter, 1865-1892. Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Vienna, Austria.

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