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Record Description
Record Type: Baptisms
Collection years: 1613-1875
Languages: German, French
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1613 to 1875. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

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  • Persons Given Name
  • Burial Place
  • Death Date
  • Death Place
  • Age
  • Birth Date
  • Fathers Name
  • Mothers Name

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Locality Baptisms, 1491-1940 Marriages, 1532-1910 Deaths, 1613-1875
Baselland 13,256 4,835 0
Basel-Stadt 64,219 6,172 0
Bern 81,701 25,243 18,170
Genève 121 700 3,218
Luzern 10,682 1,227 1,175
Switzerland 146,907 14,125 57,507
Thurgau 629,238 199,981 57,178
Vaud 48,429 13,580 763
Zürich 7,132 2,876 0
Totals 1,001,685 268,739 138,011

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"Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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