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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.
Austrian Black Cross
May provide information (in German) about people who perished as soldiers during World War II. Information required: name, date of birth, and place of death. The troop identification number and any other additional information would also be helpful
Jewish Community in Vienna
Information about individuals of Jewish faith living or having lived in Vienna and the adjacent communities of Lower Austria. Information will be available only about people who were born in Vienna or died there, or about those who married in Vienna or the adjoining communities of Lower Austria. Further information available on people who were deported from Vienna or who have registered with the Jewish community after 1945
Databases Available at the Library
While you are in the Library don't forget to check out our databases:
- Ancestry.com (library edition) - for onsite use only
- Find My Past - for onsite use only
- MyHeritage - available for home use (conditions apply)
Resources available at the Library
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Tips & tricks for Austrian Research
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.