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Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896

The FamilySearch database entitled Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896 documented local residents and travelers living in Vienna for the time period of 1850 through 1896, with the original documents being housed in the Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv (Vienna City and Provincial Archives). These records have been preserved on microfilm through the LDS and consists of 3,173 microfilm, which can be reviewed here in the microfilm catalog. Although there lacks to be a complete index for this collection, a great deal has already been indexed and provided online. I personally found the search form for this database to be rather limiting, with it not providing an option to search for an individual's place of birth, so I figured out a work-around.

Running a basic search for Hungary in the "Any Place" section on FamilySearch pulls back over 31 million results. We can restrict these results to specific Collections through the filter options on the bottom left of the search tools, which is shown in the red square to the left. Clicking on Collections brings up many categories of records, including 'Birth, Marriage, & Death', 'Census & Lists', 'Migration & Naturalization', 'Military', 'Other', and 'Probate & Court'. Scroll down to the second from last category entitled 'Other' and chose Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896, with over 10,000 results. From here you can narrow the search down even further to your specific surnames and localities of interest, but be forewarned that Hungarian localities may likely be spelled in their German equivalent. One such example is Raab, or Rab, which is Győr in Hungarian. Unfortunately, digitized images of the content is not viewable through the index, so ordering of the microfilm is still necessary.

I have retrieved a copy of one of the documents to highlight important information that is contained in these records. This specific example is for an "Elek v. Eördögh", whose surname was likely Eördöghi/Eördöghy in Hungarian, that was residing in Vienna's district XVIII at Währingerstrasse 113 number 2. It states that he was born in Miskolcz Ungarn (Hungary in German), was a citizen of Maglod Ungarn, was born on 03 August 1863, was of the Evangelical faith (Augsburg Confession Evangelical), and that his wife was Etelka in Ungarn.

Other countries apart from Hungary can also be found in these indexes, including Romania (Rumänien) and Slovakia (Slowakel or Tschechoslowakei).


Popular posts from this blog's Hungarian Civil Registration Records has added a new database today called Hungary, Civil Registration, 1799-1978. I'd like to discuss some errors and issues I have with this database.

First off, I'm not entirely sure why the content is listed as beginning in 1799, since civil registration didn't begin in Hungary until October 1, 1895. From what I can see there are no images available for browsing and minimal indexes are available. The source information states the following for the database:

Original data: Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
These indexes came from FamilySearch, where they are easily browsable and searchable (for the sliver of what has been indexed so far). For Free. I began to wonder if the indexes were indeed one and the same from FamilySearch, so I did some searching. I know for a fact that I indexed and arbitrated the civil registration records for the town of Szentmihály in Szabolcs county, where my great-grandfather was born. I …

Hungarian Funeral Notices & Family Relationship Terms List

An often overlooked Hungarian collection on FamilySearch holds a treasure trove of genealogical information. Hungary Funeral Notices, 1840-1990are printed funeral or death notices, similar to obituaries in other counties, and the originals are currently held at the National Széchényi Library (Országos Széchényi Könyvtár, or OSZK) in Budapest, Hungary. Over a quarter of the collection covers Budapest and the remainder for the rest of Hungary, although I have seen notices for individuals in Austria, Germany and what is now Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. The funeral notices were preserved on microfilm by the LDS between 2003-2006 and consists of 582 microfilm and can be reviewed in the microfilm catalog. These were later digitized (accessible through both links above), but 9 microfilm still remain to be digitized. It's unclear why Syatmárz, Syecsez, Syeibert, and Syékely are spelled with SY, when it should be SZ.
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