Austria, Upper Austria, Wels, Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 What is in This Collection?
- 3 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 4 Collection Content
- 5 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 6 What Do I Do Next?
- 7 Tips to Keep in Mind
- 8 Citing This Collection
- 9 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
Title in the Language of the Record
Österreich, Oberösterreich, Wels, Volkszählungen, Verlassenschaften und Zunftbücher, 1613-1900
What is in This Collection?
These records are written in German.
The collection consists of several record sets from Wels, Upper Austria. It will include census records, guild records, and probate records for the city of Wels. The census records give the name of the homeowner, head of household, wife, children, ages, and occupations. The guild records are limited to the toolmakers and carpenters. The original records are located in the Wels City Archives, Austria.
Reading the Records
These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Austria, Upper Austria, Wels, Census Records, 1613-1900.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
- Name of the homeowner
- Name of head of household
- Names of family members
- Place of birth (sometimes)
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How Do I Search This Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as age and occupation.
To search the collection image by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer" (record type, years and number) which takes you to the images.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. 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.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Austria, Upper Austria, Wels, Census Records, 1613-1900. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Look for variant spellings of the surnames
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life (for example: they may have gone by their middle name)
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
- Search the records of nearby counties places (for example: Linz)
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, Wels, Volkszählungen, Verlassenschaften und Zunftbücher 1613-1900." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Stadtarchiv Wels (Wels City Archives).
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
| We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.