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*Many recent documents (post 1867) were claimed by modern successor nations of the Empire
  
*Most military records are under the guardianship of the ''Wiener Kriegsarchiv'' in Vienna, Austria
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*Most military records are under the guardianship of the ''Wiener Kriegsarchiv'' in Vienna, Austria. Kriegsarchiv documents are divided into two large record groups:
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**Central Command
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**Individual Units
  
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=== Records of the Central Command  ===
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==== Commissions  ====
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1466-1866, containing commissions, instructions, appointments and information concerning military service (complete with biography).
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==== Nobility Grants  ====
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1636-1753, these grants, which involved the bestowal of certain rights, were received for distinguished service or valor, or for thirty years of service.
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==== Vital Certificates  ====
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A small but indexed collection of birth, marriage and death certificates.
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==== Wills  ====
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1639-1771, this collection is incomplete yet indexed, and is arranged chronologically.
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==== Pension and Assistance Records  ====
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Accessed by unit designation (regiment):
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*Pensions 1749-1922
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*Invalid Office 1723-1803
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*Orphans’ Commission 1702-1770
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*Soldier Orphans 1770-1870
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==== Army Rank and Regiment Schematics  ====
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1583-1849, record continue commission records and include decorations, orders and sometimes death dates.
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==== Payment Books  ====
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1753-1819, documents pension records, wages, and salary data, with supplementary biographical data. Completely indexed.
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==== Marriage Bonds  ====
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1750-1918, officers less in rank that Lt. General, use as a supplement to regular muster lists, contains officer’s name, name of spouse, spouse’s place or origin, and occasionally spouse’s parents. Records are completely indexed.
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==== Military School Records  ====
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Biographies of students:
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*''Marine-Akademe'' 1802-1918
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*''Kriegsschule Wien'' 1871-1914
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==== Military Court Records  ====
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*Courts of Vienna 1753-1869
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*Graz 1784-1849
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*''Invalidenhaus'' Wien 1805-1860
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*Pettau 1760-1859
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All series contain valuable probate information. Some are indexed.
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=== Records of Individual Units ===
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==== Muster Rolls  ====
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1740-1820, name of soldier, place of birth, age, religion, learned occupation and marital status. After 1770 includes names of dependent children. Arranged by unit.
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==== Foundation Books  ====
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1820-1918, local continuation of the muster rolls, running census of soldiers and their needs, records were updated annually.
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==== Service Records  ====
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1823-1918, supplement muster and foundation books, arranged alphabetically.
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==== Records of the Navy  ====
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1760-1918, materials are identical to Army records, most de-accessioned to Croatia. Access by unit.
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==== Parish Registers of Individual Units  ====
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What you would expect.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:58, 12 December 2012

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  • Many recent documents (post 1867) were claimed by modern successor nations of the Empire
  • Most military records are under the guardianship of the Wiener Kriegsarchiv in Vienna, Austria. Kriegsarchiv documents are divided into two large record groups:
    • Central Command
    • Individual Units

Records of the Central Command

Commissions

1466-1866, containing commissions, instructions, appointments and information concerning military service (complete with biography).

Nobility Grants

1636-1753, these grants, which involved the bestowal of certain rights, were received for distinguished service or valor, or for thirty years of service.

Vital Certificates

A small but indexed collection of birth, marriage and death certificates.

Wills

1639-1771, this collection is incomplete yet indexed, and is arranged chronologically.

Pension and Assistance Records

Accessed by unit designation (regiment):

  • Pensions 1749-1922
  • Invalid Office 1723-1803
  • Orphans’ Commission 1702-1770
  • Soldier Orphans 1770-1870

Army Rank and Regiment Schematics

1583-1849, record continue commission records and include decorations, orders and sometimes death dates.

Payment Books

1753-1819, documents pension records, wages, and salary data, with supplementary biographical data. Completely indexed.

Marriage Bonds

1750-1918, officers less in rank that Lt. General, use as a supplement to regular muster lists, contains officer’s name, name of spouse, spouse’s place or origin, and occasionally spouse’s parents. Records are completely indexed.

Military School Records

Biographies of students:

  • Marine-Akademe 1802-1918
  • Kriegsschule Wien 1871-1914

Military Court Records

  • Courts of Vienna 1753-1869
  • Graz 1784-1849
  • Invalidenhaus Wien 1805-1860
  • Pettau 1760-1859

All series contain valuable probate information. Some are indexed.

Records of Individual Units

Muster Rolls

1740-1820, name of soldier, place of birth, age, religion, learned occupation and marital status. After 1770 includes names of dependent children. Arranged by unit.

Foundation Books

1820-1918, local continuation of the muster rolls, running census of soldiers and their needs, records were updated annually.

Service Records

1823-1918, supplement muster and foundation books, arranged alphabetically.

Records of the Navy

1760-1918, materials are identical to Army records, most de-accessioned to Croatia. Access by unit.

Parish Registers of Individual Units

What you would expect.