Austria Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Austria Burials, 1768-1918
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Record Description
Record Type: Burial Records
Collection years: 1768-1918
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1768 to 1918. 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 or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Names of the deceased (sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included)
  • Date of event
  • Place of event with house number
  • Name of deceased, gender and age
  • Cause of death
  • Religion

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?

When searching, it is helpful to know at least one of the following:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birth date
  • An estimated event year
  • Names of family members

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

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 in each record to find additional family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family
  • Austria Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

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

  • Try viewing the original record 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
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • 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
  • Search the indexes and records of Austria
  • Search in the Austria Archives and Libraries
  • Consult the Austria Record Finder to find other records

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 Beerdigungen, 1768-1918." Database. FamilySearch. : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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