Monday, October 27, 2008

Aiustria Vienna

Tracing your Ancestors in Vienna: "

How to find birth or marriage certificates

In Austria there is no central register where you can find persons by name.

Civil registration of birth, marriages and deaths was introduced in Austria in 1938. Before this year the registers were kept by the religious communities (parishes), which are still keeping these documents and data in their own archives. Generally you have to know your ancestors religious affiliation and - if your ancestors were of the catholic faith - the parish they came from.

For the period from 1858 to 1901, there is an integral register of male births.

Applications should be sent to:

Fraktur Chart: "Cataloging at Yale - Language Tools"


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