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Genealogy Guide: Austria

Web Resources

Genteam Austria is an online collection of Austrian records indexed by a team of volunteer genealogists and historians and containing some 7 million names. You must complete a free registration form to access the records. Some examples of records are the following:

  • Civil marriage records: Vienna, 1870-1908; Graz and Salzburg, 1870-1912
  • Obituaries:  Neue Freie Presse (Vienna newspaper), 1864-1938; various Tyrolian newspapers, 1815-1919
  • Jewish burials in Vienna and Innsbruck
  • Membership registers from B’nai Brith lodges in Austria


Austria-Czech SIG (Special Interest Group) is a forum for the exchange of genealogical and historical information relating to Jewish communities that once existed in Austria and the Czech Republic (Bohemia and Moravia), as well as guides to research in those areas and information about life there.


Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance’s Austrian Victims of the Holocaust Database contains information concerning the fates of over 63,800 Austrian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust. [English-language website]


Hohenems Genealogy features a database of records from the Jewish communities of Vorarlberg, Tyrol and Liechtenstein from 1617 through the 20th century. It contains information about families, genealogical trees, migration paths, and biographies. [English-language website]



Familia Austria contains a list of links to digitized historical gazetteers from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. [German]


The Vienna Library has digitized Viennese address books from 1859 to 1942. [German]


The website of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien contains a database of individuals buried in Austria’s Jewish cemeteries through 1945.