Austria Probate Records
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Wills and estate records (Testamente und Nachlaßakten)
Research use: Provides information that helps establish family relationships and linkage.
Record type: Wills and divisions of estates for deceased individuals with property.
Time Period: 1200-present.
Content: Name and age of testator, residence, legatees or heirs, relationships, description of land and property, date of will, probate and death, signature, witnesses.
Location: Local courts and state archives.
Population coverage: 10%.
Guardian and ward records (Vormundschafts- und Waisenakten)
Research use: Gives names, ages or birth dates, other relationships, or guardians.
Record type: Court and city records of guardianship and orphan care.
Time Period: 1350-present.
Content: Names guardians, wards, orphans, parents, ages, birth dates, place of residence and origin.
Location: Local city and state archives.
Population coverage: 7%.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Austria,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.