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'''[[Austria Genealogy|Austria]]'''
 
{{Austria HR Infobox
| CID = CID1929847
| custodian = [http://www.noe.gv.at/noe/Landesarchiv/Landesarchiv.html Niederosterreichisches Landesarchiv St. Polten (Austria)]
}}
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
 
This collection includes feudal documents from many places throughout Upper and Lower Austria for the years 1537 to 1920. The documents pertain to legal matters, complaints, property, insolvencies, orphans, criminal proceedings, etc. All these things were later handled by the court system. This collection will continue to be updated as records are acquired. The original records are located in the Niederösterreichischen Landesarchiv, St. Pölten, and in the Oberösterreichischen Landesarchiv, Linz, Austria.
=== Image Visibility ===
{{Image Visibility}}
 
=== Reading These Records ===
For help reading these German records see the following guides:
|title=Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920
|}}
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The information in these records usually include the following:
*Tax payments and fiscal data
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== Collection Content ==
=== Sample Images ===
<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="Austrian Seigniorial Record Examples">
Image:Austria, Lower Austria Seigniorial Records DGS 4979009 4.jpg|Seigniorial Record
Image:Austria, Seigniorial Records estate inventory DDGS 1361748 Inventory DGS 100972664 img 100.jpg|1748 Estate InventoryImage:Austria, Seigniorial Records land registers Land Record 1823-83 DGS 601 602100750638 img 11.jpg|1823-83 Land RegisterImage:Austria Seigniorial Records Marriage Contract 1840 DGS 100767445 img 11.jpg|1840 Marriage Contract
</gallery>
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
It is helpful to know:
*Your ancestor's name
*Age or birth date
*Names of family members
 
=== View the Images ===
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1929847|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
# Select the '''Seigniory'''
# Select the '''Record Description''' which takes you to the images.
   {{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1929847 Austria Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920]. Click on camera icon to see images.}} 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year
*Use all the information to help you find other records such as birth, death, church and civil records such as censuses. These can help you find additional family members
*Use the surname to compile baptism entries for each child and sort them into families based on the names of the parents
*Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*Consult the [[Austria Record Finder]] to find other records
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
 
=== Research Helps ===
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Austria Genealogy|Austria]].
* [[Austria Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
* [[Austria Record Finder]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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