Announcing a New Guide for locating Austro-Hungary Military Records
Announcing a new guide to help researchers locate information about ancestors who may have served in the Austro-Hungarian Army. Carl Kotlarchik has generously shared his research knowledge on this subject in an easy-to read paper. Hello, You probably know me from my Slovakia research site or my work my Wetlina research. Here is a new, very significant resource very worthy of your review. This guide certainly covers occupants of our villages. It may give you insight into some of your ancestors that you cannot locate any other way.
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Announcing a new guide to help researchers locate information about ancestors who may have served in the Austro-Hungarian Army. Carl Kotlarchik has generously shared his research knowledge on this subject in an easy-to read paper.
Carl has put significant effort into describing the available resources and how to locate them for a specific individual from a specific region of the empire.
The paper contains document samples, translation of key document headers, links to essential information and an extensive bibliography.
The paper may be viewed or downloaded at http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/ahm.html.
We all owe Carl a great debt of gratitude for sharing with us the knowledge he gained in his search.
A Guide for Locating Military Records for the various
Regions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
by Carl Kotlarchik
While military records are usually considered a secondary resource for genealogical researchers, knowledge of military service adds depth to a family history and goes beyond just having a list of names and dates. It provides insight into what an ancestor may have experienced during their lifetime and gives a perspective of the history at that period.
To find military records for the Austro-Hungarian Army, one first needs to determine where and how to look for them since they were kept at different locations during various periods of time. The records were also kept differently for the various states within the Empire. Consequently, it can be a little confusing if one does not understand a bit about the history of the Austrian Empire and the subsequent Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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