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{{Austria HR Infobox
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| custodian = Oberosterreichisches Landesarchiv (Upper Austrian Provincial Archives), Linz, Austria
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== What is in This Collection? ==
 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 [[Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For_Help_Reading_the_Records|For Help Reading the Records]] section of this article.
=== Image Visibility ===
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=== Reading These Records ===
For help reading these German records see the following guides:
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The information in these records usually include the following:
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'''Citizen lists'''
 
*Date issued
*Name of principal
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'''Outstanding tax records'''
 
*Name of person
*Marital status
*Place of residence
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'''Citizenship and oath of allegiance lists'''
 
*Name of person
*Age or date of birth
*Place of residence
*Occupation
*Signature of person swearing the oath
*Name of representative (if any)
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'''Inheritance tax'''
 
*Name of the deceased person
*Names of heirs
*Taxes information
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== Collection Content ==
=== Sample Images ===
 
 
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 == How Do I Search This Collection? == It Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*Your ancestor's name
*Residence
*Age or birth date
*Names of family members
 
=== View the Images ===
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1923991|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
# Select '''Item of Interest''' to view the images
 
 
{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1923991 Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a 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 estimated age to calculate a birth date
*Use the titles as clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
*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 record
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle 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
 
=== 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]]
 
== 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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