Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Sankt Jakob Parish Register Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Sankt Jakob Parish Register Index, 1578-1970
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|Title in the Language:||Österreich, Tirol, Innsbruck, Sankt Jakob Kirchenbuch Index, 1578-1970|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of indexes to baptisms, marriages, and deaths in the parish of Sankt Jakob, Innsbruck, Tirol. The original index volumes are located in the Innsbruck City Archives, Austria. The records spans the years from 1578 to 1970. The parish is named after the dome of the cathedral: St. Jakob. The cathedral itself is named the Cathedral of St. James. The church became of of the most significant religious sites in Austria, and has been a site of worship since 1180.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
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How Do I Search This Collection?
When searching, it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor's name
- Age and or residence
- An estimated event year
- A parent's name
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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 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.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records
- Use the information to find your ancestors in civil records. There may not be census records available but these can help you find additional family members
- 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
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
- 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
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Austria.
Citing This Collection
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- Collection Citation
- "Österreich, Tirol, Innsbruck, Sankt Jakob Kirchenbuch Index, 1578-1970." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Oberosterreichisches Landesarchiv (Upper Austrian Provincial Archives), Linz, Austria.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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