MyHeritage Adds Historical Record Collection From Vienna Free Access to Search; Adds 1 Million Norwegian Emigrant Registers Free to Search #announcements #austria-czech #records #scandinavia


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

MyHeritage added Jewish Historical Records from Vienna in partnership with the National Library of Israel. MyHeritage is making this collection available free to search. However, if you want to view or save the records to your family tree or computer you will need a MyHeritage Data or Complete Plan subscription-both are paid subscriptions.

 

The collection contains 228,250 digitized Jewish immigrant applications from Vienna between World War l and World War ll, It offers an important glimpse into the lives of Austrian Jews at this pivotal moment in history and is exclusive to MyHeritage.  In May 1938, Jews living in Austria registered with the emigration department of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde (the Jewish community organization in Vienna) if they intended to leave the country and escape Nazi persecution.

 

The MyHeritage blog post says, “Each head of household had to fill out a detailed questionnaire, containing the following information: name of the applicant, address, date of birth, place of birth, marital status, nationality, residency status in Vienna and whether and how long the applicant resided elsewhere, information about the profession and the last-held professional position, any newly learned professions, language skills, economic situation and monthly income, and additional comprehensive information related to emigration… In addition to the information about the applicant, the questionnaires contain information about any dependents, including degree of relationship, name, places of birth, dates of birth, and occupation. In some cases, the questionnaires also provide information about the applicant’s parents.”

 

The forms often have supplemental documents which include letters, affidavits, official papers and correspondence as well as stamps and hand-written notes that were added as part of the file processing.

 

The emigration papers are part of the extensive communal archive of the Viennese Jewish Community that constitutes some of the holdings of the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem.

 

To read more about this and see some examples of the types of records see MyHeritage’s blog: https://tinyurl.com/bdh8jxrf

Original URL:

https://blog.myheritage.com/2022/07/myheritage-and-the-central-archives-for-the-history-of-the-jewish-people-publish-exclusive-collection-of-jewish-records-from-vienna/

 

I usually only post about free access records. Since one may search free I am posting about this eventhough it requires a paid subscription to view or save the records.

 

NORWAY

 

For those with ancestry in Norway, MyHeritage added one million emigrant registers 1867-1973.

“This is a collection of records created between 1867 and 1973 by local police departments tasked to assist emigrants leaving Norway for foreign ports. Accordingly these records are sometimes referred to as the Norwegian Police Emigration Lists (Norwegian: Emigrasjonsprotokoll). In these records, for each emigrant, you will find his or her name, gender, departure date or year, last known residence, and other informational items depending on the time period including the emigrant’s birth date, marital status, declared destination, birth place, and ship or shipping line that were to transport them from Norway. Most of the ships during this time period operated as “feeder ships” which carried passengers to larger ports in Europe or the British Isles where the emigrant would transfer to other ships for their transoceanic voyage.”

 

Searching this collection on MyHeritage is free. To view these records or to save records to your family tree, you’ll need a Data or Complete plan, both are paid subscriptions.

See: https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-11013/norway-emigration-registers-1867-1973

 

I usually only post about free access records. Since one may search free I am posting about this eventhough it requires a paid subscription to view or save the records.

 

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the readers.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

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