Austria Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Austria Births and Baptisms, 1651-1940
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Austria
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Record Description
Record Type: Vital
Collection years: 1651-1940
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What is in This Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1651 to 1940. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Tell Me?

The information in these records usually include the following:

Birth

  • Child's given name
  • Birth date
  • Location and house number
  • Gender
  • Parents' names

Baptism

  • Child's given name
  • Baptism date
  • Location
  • Gender
  • Parents' names

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1651-1940 Marriages, 1722-1898 Burials, 1768-1918
Austria 6,015 3,930 12,293
Banat 1,131 0 0
Bosnien-Herzegovina 0 114 0
Bukowina 230 1,463 0
Dalmatien 206 0 0
Küstenland 131 0 0
Lombardie 105 0 1,050
Niederösterreich 64,170 17,359 7,905
Oberösterreich 16,509 2,517 10,508
Wien 388 0 0
Totals 88,885 25,383 31,756


How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • Your ancestor's name
  • An estimated event year

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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

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?

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

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

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

  • Consult the Austria Record Finder to find other records
  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Check for variations of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name

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 Geburten und Taufen, 1651-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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