Switzerland, Vaud Terrier Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Foreign Language Title

Terriers du Canton de Vaud, Suisse, 1234-1798.

Collection Time Period

This digital collection of feudal land and property records from the Canton of Vaud covers the years 1234 to 1798.

Record Description

These are digital images of land records from the Vaud Canton in Switzerland, which include land and property records. The volumes are arranged by bailiff (governor or custodian) or by district. Text is in French and Latin.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found on most land and property records include:

How to Use the Record

Record History

The LDS Church has microfilmed parish registers from the 1560's up to 1821, making them available through local LDS Family History Centers. Most of the filmed registers are from Protestant parishes. Many of the registers were filmed multiple "Répertoires" or indexes.

Why This Record Was Created

Record Reliability

Handwriting varies, of course, ranging from clear and elegant to completely illegible, which in turn may lead to incorrect transcriptions. Some records of the parish consistories have also been microfilmed, making them much more difficult to read despite containing interesting material about local disputes, relationships, occupations, origins of families, etc.

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Examples of Source Citations fro a Record in This Collection:

United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71

Sources of Information for this collection

Terriers 1234-1798. Archives cantonales vaudoises, Chavannes-près-Renens, France.