The purpose of these pages to give some basic guidance to persons living abroad and wanting to trace their ancestors and their family roots in Austria.
These pages contain references to both free (voluntary/amateur) and commercial services. If you hit a dead end, you might want to resort to a commercial service or consider placing an ad in an Austrian newspaper or in a forum.
The Links (which will always start a new instance of your browser) list some excellent resources
that might help answer your questions. Check them out before posting a query. For example, if you want some information about a specific place, try the place finder page. If you need general historical background information, you could try an encyclopedia such as
Please try to avoid questions like "My great-grandfather Franz Huber was born in the Austrian Empire. Can you tell me something about his family ?".
Be as specific as possible and include the data you already have.