GenTeam has placed 500,000 new records online. There are approximately 21.2 million records online in total. Go to: https://www.genteam.eu/ You need to register in order to access the records, but access to all data is free.
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Summary of the information available on GenTeam:
Complete gazetteer of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and South Tyrol with parish affiliations, archival districts and links to the archives Data from Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Burgenland, Salzburg, Tyrol, Styria, Carinthia, Vorarlberg, Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Germany.
Those that are of particular interest to those researching Jewish roots are:
Verlustliste – Casualty list WW1, where also the Jewish soldiers are included (but not named as Jewish –not certain about how many Jews are included)
Vienna – civil marriages – this is a source more for Jewish than for non-Jewish
Vienna – baptisms – about 150 entries of baptized Jews.
1. Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919 Already 2.2 million records
The casualty lists enumerate the wounded and killed soldiers as well as the prisoners of war of all Crown Lands of the Habsburg monarchy. In their entirety, these lists will hold approximately 3 to 3.5 million names. They include officers and one-year volunteers, but also subordinated military personnel of all denominations, including Jewish, Muslim and Protestant soldiers.
Besides many lists that have already been entered fully, among them the casualties of Przemysl 1915 as well as supplemental lists, a great number of partial lists are also online. In addition, work is in progress for many more.
Several collaborators of this project prefer to remain unnamed. I would therefore like to sincerely thank all those who have contributed to this important database, all those who are already working on further lists, as well as Frank Raschka for managing this project.
If you would like to participate in this project please contact: project manager Frank Raschka at [email protected] or [email protected]. They will then send you a sample entry table and assign you a list number.
2. Vienna: Civil marriages and civil registry offices 1870-1939
Records that have been added: Civil marriages of the years 1934-1938 (volumes 55-59), civil marriages from the special civil registry office for August to December 1938, an index to the files of the non-Arian civil registry office from August to December 1938, as well as records from the civil registry office Leopoldstadt for the year 1939.
Records have been added for the parishes of 06 Gumpendorf, 08 Alservorstadt Pfarre, 08 Gebäranstalt (Alservorstadt Krankenhaus), 09 Votivkirche, 12 Meidling, 13 Maria Hietzing, 15 Reindorf, 18 Währing and 20 Sankt Brigitta. The numbers indicate the respective district of Vienna.
Records have been added for the parishes of 01 Sankt Stephan and 16 Altottakring. Already more than 2,1
Records have been added for the parishes of 02 St. Johann Nepomuk and 09 Votivkirche.
Records have been added for the estates of Asparn, Walterskirchen, Staatz and Pernegg, all of them in Lower Austria.
Styria, Tyrol, Moravia and Germany 1538-1938
Dörfl, Rattersdorf, Steinberg, Unterrabnitz
Ardagger Markt, Ardagger Stift, Eibesthal, Furth an der Triesting, Kollmitzberg, Neudorf bei Staatz, Ringelsdorf, Sallingberg, Sankt Valentin-Landschach, Sindelburg, Stockerau, Trattenbach, Würmla, Zistersdorf, Zwettl Stift
Graz-Don Bosco, Graz-Graben, Graz-Münzgraben, Graz-St. Vinzenz, Übelbach
Navis, Sankt Jodok am Brenner, Tux