Austria Goals:  1: Research   2: Libraries and Archives   3: Military Records   4: Maps and Gazetteers   5: Newspapers   6: Websites   7: Search Records   8: Get Help  



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Goal 1: Learn about Austrian research.


A. Learn about Austrian family history research.

  1. Learn about Austrian research in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Austria Genealogy
  2. Explore the Austria GenWeb site.
  3. Explore the GenWiki Austria site.
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  5. Explore the site for research records.
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  7. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Austria.
  8. Access a variety of databases on the GenTeam Austria site.
  9. Learn about tracing your ancestors in Vienna.


Goal 2: Explore Austrian libraries and archives.


A. Learn about Austrian library and archive sites.

  1. Explore the Archives Portal Europe site.
  2. Get a list of Austrian archives in the Archives in Austria site.
  3. Explore the Books We Own site for books that can be checked out or researched for you by others.

Goal 3: Learn about Austria military records.


A. Learn about Austria military records.

  1. Learn about Austria Military Records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Austria Military Records
  2. Explore the Specific Military Collections links on the page.

Goal 4: Learn about Austria maps and gazetteers.


A. Explore Austria maps.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Austria.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Austria maps.
  3. Explore old maps of Austria in the 1900 Collection.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Austria maps.

B. Explore Austria gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Austrian gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Austria Gazetteers
  2. Learn how to access the Austrian gazetteer available from the Genteam Austria site.
    FS—GenTeam Online Gazetteer

Goal 5: Learn about Austria newspapers online.


A. Learn about Austrian newspapers.

  1. Learn about Austrian newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about researching historical Austrian newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Austrian Newspapers—14:29

B. Explore Austrian newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Austrian newspapers in the site.
  2. Search the ANNO collection of Austrian newspapers.
  3. Search the ABYZ news links for Austrian newspapers.
  4. Search the collection of Austrian newspapers.

Goal 6: Explore Austrian genealogy websites.


A. Use the Austrian genealogy links in the FamilySearch Wiki page.

  1. Go to this page for the genealogy links.
  2. In particular, focus on these links:
  3. Explore Jewish genealogy in Austria in this guide from the Center for Jewish History site.

B. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Austrian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in
  4. Explore surname distribution (a map where certain surnames are prevalent) in Austria.

Goal 7: Search records from Austria.


A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Austria.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Austrian online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Austrian records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.

Goal 8: Get help for your Austrian research.


A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Genealogy Austria page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Central Europe Genealogy Research Community on Facebook.
  3. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Austria.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Austria research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Austria research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Austria research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Austria research.

C. Learn about Austria genealogy societies.

  1. Explore Austria genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.


FamilySearch   All Historical   Catalog
Births and Baptisms: 1651-1940
Vienna Population Cards: 1850-1896
Marriages: 1722-1898
Burials: 1768-1918
Upper Austria Catholic: 1581-1919

Evan. Lutheran Church:   1848-1900  
Vienna Jewish Registers: 1784-1911  

Austria Provinces

Burgenland     Carinthia     Lower Austria     Upper Austria     Vienna