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Austrian Genealogy & Family History

Research your Austrian family tree with these genealogy databases, tutorials, records, maps, military records, ship passenger lists, and surname resources.

Antique Maps of Austria
Old maps of Austria from the 17th and 18th centuries are available for purchase.

Austria GenWeb
Find genealogical resources and records for the current provinces of Austria. If you are researching former duchies, countships, crownlands or other former territories of Austria, this comprehensive index will point you to the correct GenWeb site for the current country.

Austrian Genealogy
These comprehensive genealogy pages for Austria maintained by Charles Wardell, a resident of Austria, have it all. Find information on getting started with Austrian genealogy research, how to find places and surnames, how to find copies of records, geographical information, societies, libraries, and more.

Austrian Hungarian History and Royalty
Find history and databases about royal and noble family lines in Austria and Hungary, maintained by Brigitte Gastel Lloyd.

Austrian Phone Directory
Austria's online phone directory can be useful for genealogical research by looking up locations and surnames to see if they still exist in Austria today. Charles Wardell offers some great tips on making the most of your search.

Austrian State Archives
Learn about the holdings of the Austrian State Archives including the General Administrative Archives, the War Archives, and the Archives of the Republic. Plus, information on hours and access.

Burgenland Bunch Genealogy Group
Connect with genealogists researching the State of Burgenland, Austria and nearby areas of Hungary. Includes members surnames, the villages they are researching, archives, and a query board.

CousinConnect - Austria Genealogy Queries
Search or browse this free message boards for your Austrian surname or post your own Austrian genealogy query.

Database of Famous Austrians
The AEIOU (Annotable Electronic Interactive Oesterreich (Austria) Universal Information System) includes the biographies of many famous Austrians. Click on 'Search' in the top navigation bar.

Family History Centers in Austria
Branch facilities provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City to help patrons identify their ancestors

Family History Library Catalog - Austria
Browse this catalog listing to find genealogy records pertaining to Austria held by the huge Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The majority of these resources are also available through your local Family History Center.

FamilySearch - German Letter Writing Guide
Free guide for researchers who do not speak German but must write to Germany, Austria, or parts of Switzerland to request genealogical records.

FEEFHS - Austro-Hungarian Empire - Cross-Index
Listing of historical societies and research groups concentrating on genealogy research in Austria and/or Hungary. Maintained by the Federation of East European Family History Societies.

Genealogy Mailing Lists - Austria
Comprehensive index of Austrian genealogy mailing lists includes information on how to subscribe. Maintained by John Fuller and Christine Gaunt.

German Genealogy - Austria
Find names, addresses, and Web sites for Austrian genealogical societies, archives, and libraries. Plus, an overview of important genealogical and historical records for Austria and details on where they can be found.

IHFF - Institute for Historical Family Research
Guide to genealogical research in the lands of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy includes much information on archives and parish registers. They also offer professional ancestry research services.

Maps and Geography of Austria
Access maps and other good geographical information for Austria and its cities, from Geography Guide, Matt Rosenberg.

Starke Genealogy Index of German-Austrian Nobility
Search this index to locate surnames listed in more than 100 volumes of of the Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, published by C. A. Starke Verlag, Limberg, Germany. Designed, edited and maintained by Charles Wardell.

Tracing Your Ancestors in Vienna
A good overview of the records available for tracing your ancestors in Vienna, Austria from the Vienna city archives.

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