Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls - FamilySearch Historical Records
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 How You Can Contribute
- 8 Citations for This Collection
Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]
Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz Bürgerbücher
Record Description[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Austria, Upper Austria, L... Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937.|
This collection of citizen records includes the years 1658 to 1937.
This collection of citizen records for the city of Linz may give the name, residence, age, occupation, and tax information for each citizen. The collection also includes citizen land registers (burgerkataster), tax invoices (rechnungen), orphan books (waisenbuch), lists of proprietors (hauserverzeichnis), and certificates of family origin (heimatschein).
The text is handwritten in German. Some documents are written in ledger type format, others in narrative style. For help with translating the documents, see the For Help Reading the Records section of this article.
This collection has a variety of legal records, all relating to citizen records of residence status, property, taxes, heirs, etc.
These records were created to track the identification, property, and taxes of all citizens and people applying for citizenship.
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[edit | edit source]
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Citizen lists may include the following:
- Date issued
- Name of principal
- Marital status
- Physical description
- Spoken language
Outstanding tax records may include the following:
- Name of person
- Marital status
- Place of residence
Citizenship and oath of allegiance lists may include the following:
- Name of person
- Age or date of birth
- Place of residence
- Signature of person swearing the oath
- Name of representative (if any)
Inheritance tax records may include the following:
- Name of the deceased person
- Names of heirs
- Taxes information
How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]
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.
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[edit | edit source]
To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “Item of Interest" category which takes you to the images
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[edit | edit source]
These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
Using the Information[edit | edit source]
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
- Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.
- 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[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
- Be aware that errors may have occurred at the time the records were made.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings of the names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
Other Searches[edit | edit source]
|FHL Place Austria, Upper Austria items or FHL Keyword Austria, Upper Austria items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.|
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
- Austria Church Records
- Austria Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
How You Can Contribute[edit | edit source]
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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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