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European Resources for Family Historians: Austria

This State Library of South Australia guide highlights resources available at the Library as well as various databases and websites that may assist your search for ancestors in Europe and the Mediterranean.


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The information on this page concentrates on how to locate family history related records and information in Austria.  As modern day Austria, only came into being in 1918 you may also like to check the Hungarian Tab above.  We have tried to include Austro-Hungarian links and information on both pages.

To trace family arriving in South Australia try our guide to immigration.  If family arrived in Australia after 1940 passenger lists may be found at National Archives, as passenger lists came under Federal jurisdiction after 1940.


Please note that these websites are not arranged in any particular order and some may not be available in English.

Databases Available at the Library

While you are in the Library don't forget to check out our databases:

  • (library edition) - for onsite use only
  • Find My Past - for onsite use only

Search the Catalogue for more

Here are some suggested links that may  be helpful.

Holocaust survivors -- Austria -- Biography

Austria -- Politics and government -- 1945-

Austria -- Ethnic relations

Jews -- Austria -- Vienna -- Biography

Jews -- Austria -- Biography

For a more general listing of Austrian related material within our collection click here.

Tips & tricks for Austrian Research

Ask Us

Are you unable to come into the State Library of South Australia to undertake your research?  You may like to consider using our Ask Us service.