Migration Galicia to Vienna #galicia #austria-czech #records

Joseph Walder

I'm wondering if there are any records bearing on Jewish migration from Galicia to Austria (especially Vienna) during the First World War, when control of Galicia traded hands between the Austrian Empire and the Russian Empire. Did the Viennese police, say,  require migrants to register?
Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon

Veronica Zundel

I'm very interested in this too as my mother's birth family migrated from Drohobych to Vienna in late 1914 when the Cossacks invaded Drohobych. Her parents were somehow separated on the journey so my grandmother arrived in Vienna alone with four children and pregnant with my mother, she had to put the older four in the Jewish orphanage and my mother was fostered from her birth in Vienna.
Veronica Zundel, London
Searching descendants of Josef Jakob Horoschowski b. 1905 Drohobych

Irene Newhouse

EVERY resident of Vienna had & still has to register with the police. The documents are called Meldezettel.  The LDS Family History Library has a large collection. They are indexed by a sort of soundex & there's a learning curve to using them. Auskunft aus historischen Meldeunterlagen - Antrag contains information on those dating 1904-1975 held by this archive; use a browser translation plug-in.
Irene Newhouse
Kihei Hawaii USA

John Hoenig

This is not quite what was asked, but it might be of interest to know that the Holland American Line sold package deals for transport from Europe to America consisting of rail tickets to Rotterdam, steamship passage to the US, and rail tickets in the US to the final destination. I noticed a few of my relatives living in Galicia purchased tickets from Vienna to Rotterdam to New York. This came as a surprise to me because Vienna seemed out of the way. It makes me wonder if they wanted to visit unknown-to-me relatives in Vienna. (Google Holland America Line ticket registers to find the website of the archives in Rotterdam where you can search online for free.)
John Hoenig
Williamsburg, VA

John M. Hoenig, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Marine Science | Department of Fisheries Science

Virginia Institute of Marine Science | PO Box 1346 (1375 Greate Rd), Gloucester Pt., VA 23062


my webpage:              http://www.vims.edu/people/hoenig_jm/

pdf's of my papers:      http://fluke.vims.edu/hoenig/professor.html

Google Scholar profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=T105G_oAAAAJ&hl=en

Tony Hausner


Thanks for the information.  Could you please provide more specific information on how to search either the LDS Family History Library and/or Auskunft aus historischen Meldeunterlagen - Antrag.  My father's family moved to Vienna in the 1870s and lived there until 1939 and my mother's family moved to Vienna in 1912 and lived there until 1939.  You can reach me at thausner@...

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD

Barbara Rice, JewishGen Education Volunteer

Use the FamilySearch catalog to find  the collections of Jewish records in Vienna on Family Search:

this is one set:
Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911
Registers of births, marriages, deaths, and some burials for the Jewish Community of Vienna (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien).

These records show migration in the sense that they often give the town of origin whether it is a birth (town of origin of the parents), marriage or death record - and many of these places are/were in Galicia.

Here is another interesting set (not Jewish specifically)   https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/96036
Note that these records are not indexed.  You would need to browse through them.  They are organized by year.

Paßregister, 1792-1918

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Salt Lake City, Utah : Gefilmt durch The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970
136 Mikrofilmrollen ; 35 mm.


Mikrofilm aufgenommen von Original im Stadtarchiv Wien, Austria.

Passports of citizens recorded at Vienna, Niederösterreich, Austria.

Barbara Rice
Minneapolis, MN
Researching ROHSSLER, SEIDNER and WILDEFEUER in Krakow, KUPFERSCHMIDT and KATZ in Radziechow, ZUCHOVITZ and POTASHNICK in Stolpce Belarus and Woodbine NJ