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).

 
 

How Do I Read the Records?

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

 
 

What Can I Learn from these Records?

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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