Switzerland Genealogy

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Guide to Swiss ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Switzerland is a landlocked country in Western and Central Europe surrounded by France, Austria, Germany and Italy. Switzerland's east and central cantons are primarily German speakers, western areas include many French speakers, and Italian speakers are found in southern Switzerland. The Swiss Republic is now over 715 years old, making it the oldest republic in the world.[1]

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Getting Started with Switzerland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Switzerland research.

Switzerland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Switzerland research.

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Switzerland Clickable Map

Genealogical records are kept at the local level in Switzerland. Cantons:

Appenzell AusserrhodenAppenzell InnerrhodenSt. GallenThurgauSchaffhausenZürichAargauBasel (Stadt)Basel (Land)SolothurnJuraZugSchwyzGlarusNidwaldenObwaldenLucerneUriTicinoGraubündenBernValaisNeuchâtelGenèveFribourgVaudMap Switzerland.PNG
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Language Map of Switzerland

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Switzerland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland, accessed 23 March 2016.