Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899
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Record Description
Record Type: Death Certificates
Collection years: 1818-1899
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz, Totenbeschauzettel
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What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of death records from the city of Linz for the years 1818-1899. This collection contains and index to and images of certificates of death issued by the Stadtpfarrkirche Linz. The original certifcates are housed in the Oberösterreichischen Landesarchiv, Linz.

Reading These Records

For help reading these German records see the following guides:

Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Death certificates

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Country of origin
  • Last residence
  • Date and time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Date of burial

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can either search the index or browse through images. Before using either method, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Year of death

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting theBrowse Page

  1. Select Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer to view the images

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Copy down all the information from the record
  • Cite the record. See below for help citing records in this collection
  • If you have not done so already, look at the image of the original record. Index entries only contain basic identifying information; original records often contain additional information which was not included in the index
  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year
  • Use the information to find your ancestors in civil records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Consult the Austria Record Finder to find other records
  • Look for records in nearby locations
  • 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.

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.

Collection Citation
"Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz, Totenbeschauzettel, 1818-1899." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 19 September 2017. Oberosterreichisches Landesarchiv (Upper Austrian Provincial Archives), Linz, Austria.
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