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Inquisitions postmortem (Totenerklärungen)

Research use: Provides linkage, as deaths are often difficult to identify in church records.

Record type: Death certifications.

Time Period: 1649-1850.

Contents: Certification by a city official of an individual’s death; name and place of death, age at time of death, relationships, name of cemetery, some birth dates.

Location: City and state archives.

Population coverage: 10%.[1]


  1. 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.