When researching in Austria, there are several courses of action that you could/should take:

Index of Facilities
ball01a.gif - 0,11 K General Web Searches - search engines, meta searches, indices, etc.
ball01a.gif - 0,11 K Place Finders - gazetteers, maps, encyclopedia, etc.
ball01a.gif - 0,11 K Surname Searches - genealogical databases, surname resources, etc.
ball01a.gif - 0,11 K Ships, Passenger Lists & Immigration - Ellis Island Online Database, Mailing Lists, etc.
ball01a.gif - 0,11 K Searching for Living Persons - phone directories, e-mail direcories, etc.
ball01a.gif - 0,11 K Austrian Surname Searches - Austria-specific records and directories, etc.

  • General Web Searches
AltaVista · Lycos · Excite · HotBot · WebCrawler · AOL NetFind · InfoSeek · Yahoo · and: Try using these search engines to search for a surname. Repeat the process every few months because vast amounts of information are added to the Internet every day.
Search multiple search engines in one single step !

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and don't forget to check the

Open Directory Project


For Austria-specific searches, try these (mainly in German):

Abacho Österreich · Austrolinks · Klammeraffe · A-Online Internet-Suche · A-Site · AustriA-WWW · AustroNaut · AllesKlar · Henkel Internet-Index · InfoSeek · Lokalnetz · MSN Websearch · ORF On Suche · Sharelook Österreich · WebWizzard



  • Looking for a Place
Click to check out the excellent place finders that are summarized for the AustriaGenWeb. The chances are high that you'll be able to locate towns and villages even if they are in a different country today.


  • General Surname Searches
FamilySearch FamilySearch - one of the most comprehensive search sites in the world, by FHL-LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
RootsWeb Searches RootsWeb Searches
Surname Helper SurnameHelper - a database complied from a multitude of sources, including all the GenConnect postings worldwide (which are indexed once a week).
RootsWeb Archiver Rootsweb Mailing List Threaded Archives Search - this powerful new search engine allows you to search across multiple mailing lists and long periods of time and to view the correspondence in a threaded format.
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Please the standard archive search facility.

GeneaNet GeneaNet Database - a large, free database of GEDCOM files with a user interface in many languages. Very targeted searches on surnames and a combination of criteria such as place, date ranges, etc.
FEEFHS - The Federation of East European Family History Societies has vast amounts of data related to central and eastern Europe that can be searched online.
Ellis Island The American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC) located on Ellis Island and the World Wide Web, which makes the millions of immigrant arrival records in the Ellis Island Archives available to registered users.

See also: Ships, Passenger Lists & Immigration

FamilyTreeMaker The Family Tree Maker - is a commercial site but it has a wealth of user sites and home pages.
Genforum GenForum - is part of the Family Tree Maker system and has many surname postings
GenealogyPortal.com - GenealogyPortal.com is a joint project of Steve Wood (The Genealogy Home Page) and Matthew Helm (Helm's Genealogy Toolbox)
genealogy.com genealogy.com - genealogy.com ties together various sites such as FTM, Genealogy SiteFinder, GenForum, etc.
GENDEX - WWW Genealogical Index by Gene Stark with over eight million names. Limited free access.
Ancestry.com Ancestry.com - commercial but with limited free access. Thousands of databased to be searched.


  • Searching for Living Persons
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peoplefinder.gif - 4,39 K The WhoWhere? - people finder by Lycos.
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About.com - provides a useful guide and many links to help you trace living individuals.
Infobel Telephone Directories on the Web - provides an index of online phone books, with over 400 links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from over 170 countries all around the world.
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Finally: don't forget to check the major search engines !



  • Austrian Surname Searches
Austria Phone Directory Austrian Phone Directory - to check existance of a surname in today's Austria. See usage tips.
The AEIOU data base - of famous Austrians: the Annotable Electronic Interactive Oesterreich (=Austria) Universal Information System.
Nobility Index
Search Austrian & German Nobility Index
Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels - Index of more that 100 volumes of this genealogical reference, published by the Starke Verlag.

See also the search facility on the European Royalty and Nobility site by Brigitte Gastel Lloyd.

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If there are other facilities or search engines that you would like included in this list, please send me a note.

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Last Update: 20 Feb, 2004