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Minorities

Refugee and foreigner records
(Flüchtlinger und Fremdenregister
Registres des réfugiés a étrangers)

Research use: Gives place of origin, family relationships, vital data, destination and date of emigration.

Record type: Record of Protestant refugees and censuses of foreigners.

Time Period: 1549-present.

Contents: Names of refugees and their descendants including places of origin, names of spouses, parents, children, place of residence, dates of birth, marriage and death. Censuses of foreigners include letters and certificates of origin, marriage and inheritance data showing names, places of residence, family relationships, dates and places of birth, extracts of marriage records, permits to stay in the canton, naturalizations.

Location: State and city archives and libraries.

Population coverage: 5%.

Reliability: Good.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Switzerland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1998.