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Map of Switzerland

  • To view Switzerland at Google Maps, click here.
  • For a Jewish population density map of Europe in 1900, click here.

Jewish History in Switzerland

  • Read History of the Jews in Switzerland, an article on Wikipedia.org, by clicking here.

JewishGen.org Family Finder

Find others, possibly cousins, searching for your family name in the same countries, cities, and villages. Search the JewishGen Family Finder by clicking here. Free registration required.

Ashkenazi Amsterdam in the Eighteenth Century "Research of the family origins and heritage of Dutch Jewry (A.R.)"

Switzerland Civil Registration

Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths in Switzerland started as early as 1799, depending on canton. For more information, click here.

Jewish Arrivals In Switzerland, 1938-1945

  • Find an explanation of the database by clicking here.
  • The above is part of JewishGen's Holocaust Database. To search this database, click here.

Genealogical Periodicals

  • A helpful periodical regarding Jews in Switzerland is Maajan-Die Quelle which can be seen at the Family History Library.
    Maajan-Die Quelle, Zeitschrift fuer Jüdische Familienforschung.
    Organ der Schweizerischen Vereinigung für Jüdische Genealogie und der Hamburger Gesellschaft für Jüdische Genealogie E.V.
    Periodical 1987-present.
    The call number at the Family History Library is 949.4 D25m and their website is Schweizerische Vereinigung für Jüdische Genealogie.

Facebook Research Community

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