Mar. 11, 1800

“Governmental Decision” issued by the Austrian Government [Present-day Austria]: “[…] family-lists* [of Jews] are to be turned in by May 15 of each year, and all employees are to be listed accurately with their true first and last names, especially married females [are to be listed] with the names of their husbands, along with their service capacity (‘Diensteigenschaft’) and their apartment as well as along with their children currently living here; […] the following questions of the last category are to be answered: 1) when? 2) on what? 3) for how long did the head of the family receive toleration and 4) how much protection-tax he/she pays? Non-observance […] of this ordinance of the highest order will be punished relentlessly with a fine of 3 Reichsthaler every time. […] This sheet may not be cut [apart], but must remain whole and all categories must be completed and returned by May 15 – the latest. […]” [Researcher’s note: *This ordinance was aimed at Jews since only they were required to maintain family-lists.]
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim); (Volume I); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/24/2017