Austria, Upper Austria, Wels, Census Records, 1613-1900 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images of census records, guild records, and probate records for Wils, Austria.


What Can I Learn from these Records?

“The collection consists of several record sets from Wels, Upper Austria. It will include census records, guild records, and probate records for the city of Wels. The census records give the name of the homeowner, head of household, wife, children, ages, and occupations. The guild records are limited to the toolmakers and carpenters. The original records are located in the Wels City Archives, Austria.”
These records may include:

  • Name of the homeowner
  • Name of head of household
  • Names of family members
  • Age
  • Place of birth (sometimes)
  • Occupation
  • Date of the registration


How Do I Read the Records?

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


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