Questions to travel documents in the 19th and early 20th Century and to Subjects of Austria-Hungary residing abroad #hungary

Barbara Ras Wechsler

Dear fellow genners

Who can answer the following question or give me hints on who to =
approach, resp. which institutes, etc to contact?

1. What travel documents were needed to travel within Austria-Hungary =
prior to 1914?
2. If travel documents were needed, did this also apply to the Jewish =
population, especially before restrictions were lifted?
3. What travel documents were needed to travel beyond Austria-Hungary =
prior to 1914? eg to Constantinople, Alep or Cairo. Here too, were there =
special rules for Jews?
4. Where did one apply for the documents?
5. Did subjects of Austria-Hungary have to register at the =
Austrian-Hungarian consulate? I stumbled over some remarks in Iasi =
saying "Austrian subject registered at the Austrian Embassy of =
6. Were births, marriages or deaths registered at the consulate prior to =
1914 or between the wars? Or did entries in church registries suffice? =
If yes, who validated the entries?
7. Were applications etc. for travel documents archived and if yes, =
8. Where are documents of the Austrian-Hungarian Consulates archived =
today? Who can I contact if I'm searching for documents, such as court =
cases or probate records of Austrian subjects living abroad in the =
1800's and early 1900's?
9. Does anybody know, if Austria maintained an Consulate in =
Cairo/Alexandria, Egypt between 1920 and 1938?

Thanks for any tips.

Kinde regards
Barbara Ras Wechsler

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