The following links are helpful for genealogical research in Austria:
ICARUS is a non-profit association with more than 160 archives and similar institutions from more than 30 European countries, the USA and Canada as members.
They offer various online-sites. For starting research in Austria, the most important is “Matricula”. http://icar-us.eu/cooperation/online-portals/matricula
This site provides access to Austrian (and international) church books and is also available in English.
- Familia Austria
Familia Austria is an Austrian association aiming at promoting genealogy in the area of the former Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy.
Some information provided there is free, other is tied to a membership.
The site is in German, though.
GenTeam is a loose association of independent genealogists who cooperate to fill data bases. The site is free (registration required), it is however also in German.
- ANNO – AustriaN Newspapers Online
ANNO is provided by the Austrian National Library. There, you can search online in historic newspapers.
Family Search, the World’s leading organisation for genealogical research, provides also a lot of documents and information relating to Austria.
This data base requires payment, but there are quite a lot Austrian family trees online.
Topothek is an project aiming at making historic documents in private households publicly available. It is organized by local municipalities. A lot of historic fotos, tagged with names and places, are provided there for free.