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Offline Stanhope

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AUSTRIA: Birth Certificates for Austria
« on: Saturday 17 May 08 13:30 BST (UK) »
How do I find birth Certificates for Vienna, Austria, looking for Birth.1795 and Birth 1842. Immigrants to England around 1859. From Stanhope.

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Re: AUSTRIA: Birth Certificates for Austria
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 May 08 13:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Stanhope,

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

Searching in Austria will be hard because

- many personal records (BMD certs.) are only available if you can prove you are direct kin.
- you may have to apply directly to the church or church organisation, rather than a central office. This often means you need to know the exact parish first.

There are some links on the new familysearch Wiki projekt:
Keep checking this page, as the project is still very much on.going and new items will appear constantly.

You say they are immigrants.  A good start might be looking for naturalisation papers to see if there are more details there:
see Topic: RootsChat Topics - Naturalisation and Internment,157691.0.html

Do you have their details in Britain already ? If not, then another possibility is to give us as much detail as you have, and we can try to trace them in Britain. Sometimes other family members, siblings and neighbours may provide snippets of helpful information.

Good luck,
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Re: AUSTRIA: Birth Certificates for Austria
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 May 13 20:45 BST (UK) »
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