Re: IKG database #austria-czech

Bob Lenk

Several SIG members have written about records/registers >from the Wien
IKG that are not available online at the FHL site. I have a theory base
on what I have observed. The FHL microfilms often combines several
registers on a single film (and also split registers between films).
On their website they are trying to organize the registers more
systematically - first by jurisdiction, then be type of register, and
finally by register. It looks like they have made available online the
films that fit this organization well. Registers that are not
available include those which are on the same film with registers >from
another jusrisdiction/district. I have also noticed at least one case
where the excluded registers (The "A" and "B" birth registers for the
years 1826-1858) are on the same film with a register that cannot be
placed online because it includes newer records that would violate
Austrian privacy laws (the 1932-1938 birth index).

Hopefully someone who is in contact with the FHL about this project can
advise us about whether my theory is correct, and what the plan/schedule
is for getting the remaining registers online.

Bob Lenk
Greeley, Colorado, USA

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