Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1970 is a free collection at FamilySearch with name-searchable Catholic Church records as well as browsable images.

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The images are handwritten in German and FamilySearch provides the following German language helps.

Here is an example of an Austrian baptismal record free to view at FamilySearch. The image is handwritten in German and has English translation helps. FamilySearch provides similar translation helps for marriage and burial records.

Austrian Catholic Church baptismal record written in German with Englan translation at FamilySearch listed at OnGenealogy
[su_heading size=”20″]What Can I Learn from these Records? [/su_heading]

These records include Catholic baptismal, marriage, and death records and may contain:


  • Child’s given name
  • Baptism date
  • Location and house number
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Parents’ names
  • Names and occupations of witnesses


  • Date of event
  • Place of event with house number
  • Groom’s name, age, marital status and religion
  • Groom’s parents’ names
  • Bride’s name and age
  • Bride’s parents’ names
  • Names and occupations of witnesses


  • Names of the deceased (sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included)
  • Date of event
  • Place of event with house number
  • Name of deceased, gender and age
  • Cause of death
  • Religion


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