Useful Resources

Please check the major resources listed on the Queries page.


The following list is based on a summary of international links on the AustriaGenWeb site.

Review Link/Service/Resource and Comments
08/2014 Summary: Links to the best Place Finders
to help you locate the town or village that you're looking for.


09/2014 Ahnenforschung.Net
a comprehensive German genealogical web index.


consists of 400 pages of now, over 7,000 links, most of them to ship's passenger lists, church records, cemetery transcriptions, military records and censuses, etc.


09/2014 Jewishwebindex
by Ted Margulis. A compendium of useful information or links geared to --- and useful for --- your personal Jewish genealogical research.


07/2019 Linkpendium
Linkpendium is being developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich, founders of the extremely popular RootsWeb genealogical community site. Linkpendium is a 10,000,000+ resource directory to everything on the Web about families worldwide and genealogically-relevant information about U.S. states and counties. It covers both free and subscription sites, with a strong emphasis upon free resources provided by libraries, other government agencies, genealogical and historical societies, and individuals.


09/2014 Distant Cousins Genealogy Index
is good summary of useful resources.


09/2014 Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet
is an award-winning summary with some useful information about Austria.



provides a vast number of data bases that can be searched online (only some are free) and facilities such as:

09/2014 The WorldGenWeb Project
with volunteers from around the world (including myself for Austria).


yet another good place to check for names and genealogical information.


08/2014 The FEEFHS - Federation of East European Family History Societies
provides a very comprehensive web site with ethnic, religious, national index, a map room, a location index and an Austria Cross Index.


09/2014 Old Disease Names & Their Modern Definitions and
Krankheitsbezeichnungen (German)


09/2014 The JewishGen
and its excellent location lookup facility.



Family Tree Maker (now part of Ancestry)

the genealogy software maker's site.

The software has been discontinued per December 31, 2015!


12/2015 Internet Sources of German Genealogy
by Andreas Hanacek



Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe
with some information about Austrian cemeteries.

See also: Vienna’s cemeteries


09/2014 Genealogy Resources on the Internet
In Memoriam John Fuller: Mailing Lists


09/2014 EEGS - East European Genealogical Society
provides useful newsletters concerning research in Eastern Europe.


the German Genealogy Home Page with a section about Austria


09/2014 The GENDEX Genealogical Index
see also Wikipedia information


09/2014 MacFamilyTree
Synium Software's MacFamilyTree 7 system (English) and some of the published family trees on (German; many are password protected)
09/2014 The National Genealogy Society (USA)
The NGS mission is to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records. 


09/2014 My Virtual Reference Desk
lists many interesting Genealogy Resources.


09/2014 RootsWeb (now part of Ancestry)
is home to the ROOTS-L and thousands of other mailing lists, provides access to the Roots Surname List (RSL) and Roots Location List (RLL) and a multitude of other archives.


02/2017 The Archives School (Marburg, Germany)
The Archives School Marburg is the main centre for the training and continued education of archivists in Germany. 


02/2017 ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research
The community of more than 160 archives and scientific institutions from 30 European countries plus Canada and the US.