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Court and notarial records (Gerichts- und Notariatsakten)

Research use: Used as a back up of parish registers for birth, marriage and death information, relationships, etc.

Record type: Records of local civil courts involving contracts, marriages, inheritance and property disputes.

Time Period: 1200-present.

Content: Name, sometimes age or birth date, place of residence, names of relatives, relationships, sometimes place of origin.

Location: Local city and state archives.

Population coverage: 20%.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Austria,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.