GenTeam is a European platform of genealogical databases. Both scientists and amateur genealogists can make their data available here for free for other researchers. The cooperation of collaborators from many different countries has made it possible to compile databases that one researcher could not typically manage alone due to the volume. Our focus is currently on indexing parochial sources from Lower Austria, in addition to an index of baptisms and deaths in Vienna. Approximately 4 million data records will likely be included from Vienna’s baptism records between 1784 and 1900 alone. More than 800,000 have already been collected. These will then be the foundation for scientific planning.
The more than 37,000 registered users currently have more than 16.8 million records available. These users come from a variety of countries from around the world. They are primarily genealogists, although there are also scientists, historians and biographers who increasingly make use of this resource. GenTeam is free and there is no membership fee.
Other GenTeam projects include:
All voluntary membership is more than welcome!
Project coordinator Felix Gundacker made the platform available with GenTeam (and also promoted its potential), while researchers and research groups have the option to provide data and forward these lists to coordinators (sometimes after prior query/consultation). To conclude, the coordinator ensures that all data is put online.
“Soon, everyone who visits the GenTeam site will ask themselves how they got by without this fantastic source!”
Dr Peter Braunwarth, 2011