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Oberdorf parish, Solothurn, Switzerland Genealogy

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Guide to Oberdorf parish, Solothurn, Switzerland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Geography[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

A Catholic parish church was located in Oberdorf. The parish covers of over 9 square miles and had a total population of over 1,400 people in 1798 and about 2,200 people in 1850.

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Municipalities within Oberdorf[edit | edit source]

Gemeinden or Municipalities
Bellach
Langendorf
Lommiswil
Oberdorf

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Oberdorf Gemeinde[edit | edit source]

It consists of about five square mile and had a population of about 750 in 1850.

Surnames[edit | edit source]

The community or gemeinde of Oberdorf was the heimat or ancestral home for over 20 surnames. The Register of Swiss Surnames provides the surnames associated with every gemeinde or community in Switzerland. The register provides correct spellings for surnames and place names.

Locations[edit | edit source]

A google map of Oberdorf shows it in relation to the surrounding area.

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

There are numerous compiled genealogies that have been created since 1900; however, they need to verified by researching the parish registers since it has been proven that a percentage of them are inaccurate.

The following genealogies have been researched for Oberdorf families:

Collections[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Guide to Oberdorf online Kirchenbuch

film item Time period Description Online Record
1600457
1600458
16
1
1593-1665 baptism
baptisms marriages, deaths
here
here
1600458 2 1666-1811 baptisms marriages, deaths here
1600458 3 1811-1835 Baptism here

Civil Registration

film item Time period Description Online Record
1688200 3 1836-1848 Births, marriages, deaths here
1688200 4 1849-1861 Births, marriages, deaths here
1688200 5 1862-1875 Births, marriages, deaths here
Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

The town's website (in German) can be found here.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Register of Swiss Surnames

Historical Gazetteer of Switzerland