Category: Austrian Projects

Categories: European Projects | Austria


This is the top-level category gateway to the Austria Project. Below you will find the top-level category tree, all project sub-pages, free-space pages, and templates which are categorized as part of the project.

How to use categories in your profiles

Always use the lowest possible category in your ancestor profiles, usually the town/village. Don't put them in 'Upper Austria', 'Tyrol' or other higher level categories if you know the city or town your ancestor come from! If you are unsure where your ancestor lived in Austria, please use Unknown, Austria.

Although the rule "Add profiles to the location category in the same language that the profile is written in. This means that no one category might contain all profiles, but that the corresponding categories in other languages should also be checked." has been given out, think about adding your ancestor's town or village in its original writing! The latter follows the guiding principle of "use their conventions instead of ours." So, add the town or village in its original, at that time used writing, followed by a comma and the State it's in, e.g.

  • 'Graz, Steiermark' (preferred) or 'Graz, Styria', but NOT 'Graz, Austria',
  • 'Salzburg (Stadt), Salzburg' (preferred) or 'Salzburg (City), Salzburg' but NOT 'Salzburg, Austria'
  • 'Linz, Oberösterreich' (preferred) or 'Linz, Upper Austria', but NOT 'Linz, Austria'

By analogy to the german structure, see also Germany's Category Structure and how to use regional categories for Germany.

Note: Be aware that 'Bohemia' and 'Moravia' had belong once to the former Austria as well, see Regions above. Adding the category 'Austria' or 'Österreich' to the profile from a person from Bohemia or Moravia may be convenient, but it is incorrect and leads to a disambiguity, as 'Austria' or 'Österreich' had not existed prior to 1918 (strictly speaking).
Take a look at the Czech Roots Project or ask if you are unsure.

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