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1. The Austrian Genealogy Datenbank search engine, Requires initial sign-up and login to access. An excellent resource, particularly for

  • Vienna births, marriages, deaths, especially when used in conjunction with's Viennese Jewish records discussed in #2 below.
  • Death notices from Vienna's Neue Freie Presse, a leading Jewish newspaper, and Wiener Zeitung, as well as papers from Budapest and Prague. Usually Genteam's database links to the actual newspaper page where the death notice appeared. Such notices often list family members.
  • Data on Resignations from the Jewish Faith (which can help explain the absence of some individuals, known to have had Jewish parents, from Vienna Jewish marriage or death records)
  • Cemetery/burial details ("Jewish Cemeteries" section)
  • Gravestone photographs by Traude Triebel of
  • Index to Wer Einmal War, on prominent Jewish families of Vienna (see #6 below)

2. Austria: Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 at Browsable images only. To use them:

  • First go to and find the Year, "Numerative" (Num.) and Volume location for your individual's birth, marriage, or death.
  • Then go to the images for the corresponding location (for example, Stadttempel marriage records are in the section called 01. Bezirk (Innere Stadt). Tempelgasse marriage records are in the section called 02. Bezirk (Leopoldstadt).
  • Most birth records are found in Wien (alle Bezirke) Geburtsbücher. Having the "Numerative" from's database is essential before starting to scroll through the pages.
  • Records from the early 19th century and before can be very hard to read; review German Kurrent script.

3. Holocaust

4. Cemeteries / Burials

  • Vienna Cemeteries database
  • IKG's Zentralfriedhof Database -- often produces different results from the "Vienna Cemeteries" Database. Be prepared to enter the requested name with its diacritical marks: for example, Löwy instead of Lowy.

5. JewishGen

6. Wer Einmal War, the compendium of prominent Jewish families in Vienna by historian and genealogist Georg Gaugusch of Vienna.

  • Index appears at
  • Volume I (A-K), published in 2011, can be purchased online; it is also in many university libraries.
  • See WEW's GENI project page.

7. Avotaynu's datase of Unclaimed Swiss Bank Accounts and Other (Austrian) Holocaust Era Assets.

  • Contains 50,000 Holocaust-era Jewish names, with birthdates in most cases. Useful for verifying birthdates or assessing whether an individual may have been living in Vienna at the time of Nazi occupation in 1938. Data comes from a list of unclaimed Swiss bank accounts released by the Swiss government and a collection of Jews' required declarations of assets in 1938, held in the Austrian State Archives in Vienna. Avotaynu's database abstracts names and birthdates from those declarations.

8. Western Austria (Tyrol and Vorarlberg)