18 December 2010

Vienna: 342,000 Jewish records

Looking for family from Vienna? Wondering why some branches simply disappear?

This resource can help in diverse ways.

GenTeam.com is an organization of genealogists or historians who produce databases on their own or as a part of a group, and who offer these databases to all researcher without any fee.

A non-commercial organization, the geographical focus of this work is present-day Austria and adjacent lands. No fee is required to search the databases, only a simple registration for the site.

The newest additions total some 550,000 new records.

  • about 342.000 records of the Jewish Community in Vienna (1826-1910). This index contains births and marriages from 1826, death records from 1866, all through 1910.

  • about 18,000 records of those who left the Jewish Community in Vienna (1868-1914). Some were baptised, some didn't belong to any denomination. Sources include official resignations and the leaving protocols of the Jewish Community Vienna City, Ottakring and Sechshaus. Other data came from records of the Jewish Community, Roman Catholic and Protestant Churchs as well as civil records, Jewish community conversion protocols and protocols of surname changes of the NiederOsterreichische Statthalterei.

  • about 5,000 records of Protestant Parish Vienna AB (1783-1860). Since 1783, two different Protestant Parishes existed in Vienna: AB and HB. Indices of parish AB marriages are available now. These records are not on microfilm or digital, but only in the parish office.

  • about 16,200 obituaries in the NFP - Neue Freie Presse Wien. An index of all NFP obituaries appeared in the paper (186401938). They are now in a GenTeam database. Search for surnames, given names, maiden names and year. There is a link which directs you to the obituary in the newspaper, which can be viewed free via Internet (site by ONB - Oesterreichische National Bibliothek/Austrian National Library). Included are obituaries of people who also lived and died in crown lands, not only in Vienna, and include important genealogical information on family members. 

  • about 142.000 new records of Roman Catholic Church records (1606-1896). n Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Moravia and Bohemia. New from Lower Austria: Munichreith, Langschlag, Pernegg, Schweiggers, Blumau, Messern, Plank, Lichtenau, Zoebing, Obermeisling. Upper Austria: St. Oswald bei Freistadt, Reichenau im Muehlkreis, Wartberg an der Aist, Schoenau im Muehlkreis, Leopoldschlag, Neumarkt, Gruenbach, Sandl, Rechberg. Moravia: Prossmeritz. Bohemia: Schwabitz, Niemes.

  • about 1.100 entries of Jewish community marriages in Grossmeseritsch, Moravia

  • The entire collection holds some 2.7 million records and is continually updated.

    Other databases, in addition to those above, include:
    - Gazetteer of Czech, Austrian and Slovenian Republic (with South Tyrol)
    - Index, Roman Catholic marriages, Vienna and parishes (1542-1860)
    - Owners, houses in Lower Austria (1817)
    - Death Cards, soldiers, both World Wars
    - Index, Roman Catholic church records
    - Index, Protestant church records- Leavings from Viennese Jewish Community
    - Index, Viennese civil records
    - Directory, mills and mill-owners in whole Austria (Cisleithanien)(1876)
    - Index, Wurzbach
    - Obituaries, Pester Lloyd, Budapest

    For more information or questions, email the GenTeam.

    Individuals at GenTeam include professional genealogist Felix Gundacker, Traude Triebel and other volunteers.

    1 comment:

    1. David Ockene8:20 AM

      It's www.genteam.at, not com