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Index of the Roman Catholic Baptisms for Vienna and its surroundings between 1585 and 1915

Beginning of the project: October 2012

In the 19th century approximately 3,5 million people from all the countries of the Habsburg Monarchy (and beyond) moved to Vienna. In 1910 Vienna’s population was approximately 2.1 million. Vienna was then the sixth largest city in the world. Almost all families in the monarchy had family connections to the city of Vienna.

Between 1784 and 1900 approximately 4-6 million children were born in Vienna. Unfortunately, to date there still is no central birth registry for Vienna besides the Jewish Birth Registry already published on www.GenTeam.eu.

In cooperation with Vienna parish offices, we have now begun to create this missing index and post it online. We will favor the Districts 1 – 9 for the years 1784 – 1900, even though parallel parish registers were started in other districts. Also, additional issues of various parishes are already work in progress. We review the existing indices; subsequently they will be rearranged on transparencies, compared with the original entries and then corrected as needed. Thus, the quality of the index will be assured. At this time are approximately 1,18 million entries available.

The following individuals have collaborated in this project: 

Martina Ecker, Felix Gundacker, Helga Hörmann, Eva Korbl, Elisabeth Kultscher, Georg Kummerfeldt, Cindy Lindau, Thomas Lobner, Georg Marlovits, Alexander Masak, Daniela Mathuber, Lisi Maxa, Marta Melchart, Suzanne Morris, Dr. Günter Oppitz, Angelika Panzer, Andrea Reiter, Ernst Schroth, Gerda Smodej, Jesko Stampa, Judith Starke, HR DI Leopold Strenn, Wolfgang Sturm, Heidi Sugden, Margarethe Tetzl, Walter Thurner, Mireille Trauner, Margit Urbanek, Christine Weiß und Werner Zinser.

BezirkPfarreZeitraum
01 Am Hof 1783-1907
01 Bürgerspital 1621-1785
01 Franziskaner 1785-1792
01 Hofburg 1755-1913
01 Kontumaz/Armenhaus 1694-1783
01 Maria Rotunda (Dominikaner) 1783-1938
01 Sankt Augustin 1783-1900
01 Sankt Augustin Protestanten 1784-1848
01 Sankt Barbara (griechisch katholisch) 1784-1900
01 Sankt Elisabeth 1784-1900
01 Sankt Michael 1784-1900
01 Sankt Peter 1784-1900
01 Sankt Rosalia 1721-1758
01 Sankt Stefan 1782-1900
01 Schotten 1784-1915
02 Sankt Johann Nepomuk 1893-1900
02 Sankt Josef 1783-1900
02 Sankt Leopold 1773-1900
02 Strafhaus 1791-1833
03 Erdberg 1783-1850
03 Landstrasse 1831-1832
1851-1900
03 Rennweg 1784-1900
03 Sankt Marx 1669-1784
03 Sankt Othmar (unter den Weißgärbern) 1874-1900
04 Sankt Elisabeth 1866-1900
04 Sankt Karl 1783-1900
04 Wieden (Paulaner) 1783-1792
1859-1899
05 Sankt Florian (Matzleinsdorf) 1784-1900
05 Sankt Josef Margareten 1849-1900
06 Gumpendorf 1875-1877
1891-1900
06 Mariahilf 1783-1900
06 Sankt Josef ob der Laimgrube 1783-1900
07 Altlerchenfeld 1783-1900
07 Schottenfeld 1786-1900
07 Sankt Ulrich 1845-1900
08 Alservorstadt Pfarre 1882-1889
1893-1897
08 Breitenfeld 1898-1900
08 Gebäranstalt 1889-1899
08 Mariatreu (Piaristen) 1780-1900
09 Lichtental 1860-1902
09 Rossau 1783-1900
09 Spital in der Rossau 1713-1720
09 Votivkirche 1880-1915
10 Sankt Anton 1900-1914
10 Sankt Johann Evangelist 1876-1879
1896-1898
18 Pötzleinsdorf 1783-1909
18 Währing 1876
1889-1900
19 Döbling 1850-1921
19 Grinzing 1784-1879
21 Floridsdorf Sankt Jakob 1900
21 Leopoldau 1648-1734
1872-1898


 

The parish registers will be available online in the near future; some are free of charge already partially accessible at www.matricula-online.eu. Thus, the researcher has relatively quick access to the original entries, even though here and there might be multiple entries.

I invite you all to help with this fascinating project. Neither travel nor visits to parish offices are required; the indices can be furnished in digital form. There are only a few typed indices, fewer beautifully hand-written and some not so beautiful hand-written indices available; however, I am sure, there will be something for everybody who is interested in helping.

If you have any questions or if I can be of further assistance, please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kind regards,

Felix Gundacker