Austria, Upper Austria, Linz Citizen Rolls, 1658-1937 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images of citizen records (bürgerbücher), tax invoices (rechnungen or steuerbücher), orphan books (waisenbücher), lists of proprietors (hauserverzeichnis), and certificates of family origin (heimatschein).

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These records are written in German and FamilySearch provides the following German language helps.

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These records include citizen land registers, tax invoices, orphan books, lists of proprietors, and certificates of family origin and may contain:

Citizen lists

  • Date issued
  • Name of principal
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Physical description
  • Spoken language

Outstanding tax records

  • Name of person
  • Marital status
  • Place of residence

Citizenship and oath of allegiance lists

  • Name of person
  • Age or date of birth
  • Place of residence
  • Occupation
  • Signature of person swearing the oath
  • Name of representative (if any)

Inheritance tax

  • Name of the deceased person
  • Names of heirs
  • Taxes information


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