Österreich, Oberösterreich, Steyr—Kirchenbücher, 1601–1906


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, an exact duplicate of another image, or unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image. If this is the last image in the batch, submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types: birth (Geburten), marriage (Trauungen), and death (Verstorbene).       

To select the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field to see the down arrow.
  2. Click the down arrow at the right side of the field to display the options.
  3. Click the correct record type.

 

Page Number

Page Number

The page number may be located in the upper left or right corner of the page or both.

If the document does not have a page number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 56

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 25

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mär, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Mär

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown" press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank

Click here to see an example: 1822

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The child’s names were typically written in the column titled “Namen” (or “Infans” in Latin records). Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Kind,” “Sohn,” or “Tochter,” with the given names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Franz

Child's Surname

Child's Surname

The child’s names were typically written in the column titled “Namen” (or “Infans” in Latin records). Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Child's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Kind,” “Sohn,” or “Tochter,” with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Von Paula

Child's Gender

Child's Gender

Type M for male (männlich) or W for female (weiblich).

The gender of the child was usually recorded in the column titled “Knab” or “Knaben” for males or in the column titled “Mädchen” for females. Gender was not often recorded on Latin forms.

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if it can be determined by the relationship as a son or daughter.

If the gender was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: M

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The father's names are in the column titled “Vater” (or “Parentes” in Latin records). Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Herr,” “Meister,” or “Doktor,” with the names. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

Do not index the father's occupation, which may be written before or after the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The father's names are in the column titled “Vater” (or “Parentes” in Latin records). Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Father's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not index titles, such as “Herr,” “Meister,” or “Doktor.” Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

Do not index the father's occupation, which may be written before or after the name.

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The mother's names are in the column titled “Mutter” (or “Parentes” in Latin records). Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms with the names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The mother's names are in the column titled “Mutter” (or “Parentes” in Latin records). Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Mother's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown" press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 17

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

The marriage month is usually spelled out in the document.

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mär, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Nov

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1806

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The groom’s information is written on the form under the heading “Bräutigam,” and the name is in the Namen column.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Junggeselle” or “Meister,” with the names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Franz

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The groom’s information is written on the form under the heading “Bräutigam,” and the name is in the Namen column.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Schuster,” “Bauer,” “Tagelöhner,” or “Herr,” with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,,” press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Paula

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

The groom's age was usually recorded in the (Alter Jahre) column (the third column following the name).

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: 30

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The father's name does not usually appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Herr,” “Meister,” or “Doktor,” with the given names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The father's name does not usually appear} on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Father's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Herr,” “Meister,” or “Doktor,” with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The mother's name does not usually appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type them in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms with the names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Mother's Maiden Name

Groom's Mother's Maiden Name

The mother's maiden name usually do not appear on the record, if it is on the record it, index it. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type them in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Mother's Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Tab to skip this field.

There is no sample image, tab through the field.

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type them in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frau or Jungfrau, with the names. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: Susana

Bride's Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

The bride’s information is written on the form under the heading “Braut,” and the name is in the Namen column.

The maiden name may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Frau” or “Jungfrau,” with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the bride's maiden name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: Molterin

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

 

The bride’s age was usually recorded in the Alter Jahre column (the third column following the name).

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: 35

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The father's name does not usually appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Herr,” “Meister,” or “Doktor,” with the given names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The father's name does not usually appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Father's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Herr,” “Meister,” or “Doktor,” with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The mother's name does not usually not appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms with the names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

There is no sample image, tab through the field.

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The mother's name does not usually appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Mother's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Death Day

Death Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 20

Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mär, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Dez

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1827

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Jungfer,” “Herr,” “Frau,” or “Jungfrau,” with the given names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Martin

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Deceased's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Jungfer,” “Herr,” “Frau,” or “Jungfrau,” with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Grabner

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type M for male (männlich) or W for female (weiblich).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if it can be determined by the relationship, such as a “Sohn,” “Tochter,” or titles, such as “Frau” or “Meister.” Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender was not recorded or contains a variation of the word "unknown,” press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: W

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded or the child was stillborn, index the age as 0 (zero).

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: 0

Deceased's Occupation

Deceased's Occupation

Type the deceased's occupation if it was written on the record.

If the occupation was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Tagelöhner

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

The father's name usually does not appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Herr,” “Meister,” or “Doktor,” with the given names. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

Do not index the father's occupation, which may be written before or after the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

The father's name usually does not appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Deceased's Father's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as “Herr,” “Meister,” or “Doktor,” with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

Do not index the father's occupation, which may be written before or after the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

The mother's name usually does not appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms with the names. If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

The mother's name usually does not appear on the record. If it is on the record, index it. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Deceased's Mother's Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on the record (such as the marks used in writing ö or ü), be sure to include the mark when you index the name.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.