Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Sankt Jakob Parish Register Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Collection years: 1578-1970
Languages: German
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Title in the Language of the Record

Österreich, Tirol, Innsbruck, Sankt Jakob Kirchenbuch Index, 1578-1970

What Is in the Collection?

The collection consists of indexes to baptisms, marriages, and deaths in the parish of Sankt Jakob, Innsbruck, Tirol. The original index volumes are located in the Innsbruck City Archives, Austria. The records spans the years from 1578 to 1970. The parish is named after the dome of the cathedral: St. Jakob. The cathedral itself is named the Cathedral of St. James. The church became of of the most significant religious sites in Austria, and has been a site of worship since 1180.

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, Tirol, Innsbruck Sankt Jakob Parish Register Index, 1578-1970.

Collection Content

Sample Images


Baptism Records usually include:

  • Name
  • Date and Place of Baptism
  • Parents' Names
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Name of Godparents

Marriage Records usually include:

  • Date and Place of Marriage
  • Groom's Age, Occupation and Residence
  • Bride's Age, Occupation and Residence
  • Name of Groom's Parents
  • Name of Bride's Parents

Death Records usually include:

  • Date and Place of Death and Burial
  • Name and Age of Deceased
  • Cause of Death
  • Marital Status of Deceased

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Age and or residence
  • An estimated event year
  • A parent's name


Search by name by visiting the Collection page:


Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:


To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer" category which takes you to the images

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 Who 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 to find your ancestors in civil records. There may not be census records available but these can help you find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family.

I Can’t Find Who 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.
  • 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. Try searching for these names as well.


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
"Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Sankt Jakob Parish Register Index, 1578-1970" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Innsbruck City Archives.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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