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Subject: Re: [A-H-MILITARY] Re: Conscription area
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 21:13:28 EDT
In a message dated 10/3/2004 2:46:29 PM Mountain Standard Time,
What units drew conscripts in Slovenj Gradec area (which I think is
Oberkrain) during the 1890s?
There is a map showing Austrian recruiting districts in 1898 at:
Dr. Tepperberg, director of the Vienna Kriegsarchiv includes some information
on the archives to contact for ancestors who served in the Austrian army
after 1868-1870 in his article about the war archives that is available on the
It can be found with a search using: Christoph Tepperberg.
A German website is: http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/AUT/karchiv.html
There is an English website that makes an outline list of the information in
his article -- it will turn up among the hits with his name.
An English translation was in the EEGS Journal, Summer 2000. They may still
have back issues. The English translation includes some additional
information about what may have become of the records archived in successor countries
to the A-H dual monarchy that became communist countries during and after WW
Dr. Tepperberg believes than most of them were destroyed or lost. In some
cases archivists removed them from archives to safe places during the war and
they were never returned. Some of them may be found eventually. The English
translation of his article names the archives to contact in each country and
gives contact information if you care to give that a try.
The LDS has filmed all the Vienna records and if there are any for the
regiment recruited in your ancestral area they may have them in their library
catalog. But the only ones that may include the year(s) you want are military
church books -- death records. The personnel records go only to 1870 and in some
cases not even that far. If your place was in the southern Tyrol -- the
part that is now in Italy -- you may get lucky and find something in the Italian
During the French wars there were 64 regiments.
From 1820-1860 there were 63 regiment numbers but some were not in use.
From 1860-1883 there were 80 regiments with all numbers in use. In addition
after 1866 the numbers for the regiments that were recruited in northern Italy
until 1866 were transferred to new districts in Hungary and Galicia, changing
the map somewhat at that time.
From 1883-1914 there were 102 regiments.
So the regiment in your ancestral district may have been a number higher than
63 after 1860 but it had to be a number up to 63 (no higher) before that
time. It could have changed again in 1883.
Some of the low-numbered regiments kept the same numbers and recruiting
districts even though the size of the district decreased over time. If a place of
birth was near the border of a recruiting district in 1860 or 1883 it could
have ended up in a new district next door.