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Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Miscellaneous City Records, 1485-1894
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Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
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Record Description
Collection years: 1485-1894
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Österreich, Oberösterreich, Linz, ausgewählte Bestände des Landesarchivs 1485-1894
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes miscellaneous city records in upper Austria, Linz, from 1485-1894. The collection will include records such as court records, orphan records, marriage contracts, citizenship records, and account books. The original records are located in the Upper Austrian State Archives in Linz, Austria.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in German. For help reading them see:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Miscellaneous City Records, 1485-1894.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Age of Applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Origin
  • Occupation of Applicant
  • Date and Place of Issue
  • Residency

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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View the Images[edit | edit source]

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  1. Select Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try searching by surname only
  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Remember that spelling was generally not standardized until the early part of the 20th century

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Austria.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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