Austria, Upper Austria, Family Records Compiled from Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Upper Austria, Austria
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Record Description
Record Type: church records
Collection years: 1650-1900
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Österreich, Oberösterreich, Familienbogen
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

These records include family group records compiled from Roman Catholic parish registers from Upper Austria. The original records are in the Oberösterreichischen Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.

Austria is divided into 2 ecclesiastical provinces for the Roman Catholic Church: the ecclesiastical province of Salzburg and the ecclesiastical province of Vienna. The Diocese of Linz and other parishes in Upper Austria are part of the Vienna province. Up until the past few hundred years, religions were the most faithful in keeping vital records. As such, these records have high validity. However, keep in mind that errors may have occurred at the time of documentation.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in German. For help reading these records see the following:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Names of Each Family Member
  • Birth Dates and Places of Each Family Member
  • Baptism Dates and Places of Each Family Member
  • Marriage Dates and Places of Each Family Member

  • Name of Children’s Spouses
  • Death Dates and Places of Each Family Member
  • Burial Dates and Places of Each Family Member

Collection Contents[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

It is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birthdate
  • Names of family members

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if if provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Try searching by surname only

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Austria.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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