The following links are helpful for genealogical research in Austria:

  • ICARUS/Matricula
    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”.
    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
    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.
  • Familysearch
    Family Search, the World’s leading organisation for genealogical research, provides also  a lot of documents and information relating to Austria.
  • myheritage
    This data base requires payment, but there are quite a lot Austrian family trees online.
  • Topothek
    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.