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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Switzerland, Church Book Extracts, 1550-1875 .

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Collection Time Period

This collection of data, which was extracted from church books in Pratteln, Germany, covers the years 1550-1875

Record History

Swiss church records are typically written in German or Latin. Regional dialect may affect the spelling of some German words and the use of vocabulary words.

The extracts of these church books cover a majority of the population of Pratteln for the years 1550-1875.

Why This Collection Was Created?

The church records were created to record church sacraments associated with the life events of the parishioners, such as baptisms, marriages and deaths. However, this collection of extracted data was created to make the research of Pratteln ancestors easier.

Record Reliability

Church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. However, accuracy in the records is dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge and the accuracy of the priest’s recording of the information. The extraction of data from these records may also introduce some mistakes; therefore, it is recommended that you verify the information in the originals and other vital records, if available.

Record Description

This is a collection of images of information that was extracted from church book records for Pratteln, Germany. The title page of each heft lists the surnames with town(s) and canton(s) from where the records were extracted.

Record Content

The genealogical facts found in most of the familyregister extract cards are:

  • Name of the ancestor, either as a parent or child
    Switzerland Pratteln Church Book Extract (09-0397) Example 1 DGS 4255278 2.jpg
  • Names of the ancestor’s siblings, parents, grandparents
  • Date of the ancestor’s birth
  • Place of the ancestor’s birth
  • Occupation of the ancestor’s father
  • Birth dates of the ancestor’s siblings and parents
  • Date of the ancestor’s marriage
  • Date of the ancestor’s death
  • Death dates of the ancestor’s siblings and parents
  • Information concerning emigration in the family
Switzerland Pratteln Church Book Extract (09-0397) Example 2 DGS 4255278 3.jpg

How to Use the Record

In order to find data in this collection, it is necessary to know the name of the ancestor, the religion, town of the event, and approximate date of the event.

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Sources of This Collection

“Switzerland, Church Book Extract, 1550-1875”, database, FamilySearch Historical Records, 2010; from Family History Center Pratteln, Germany. Switzerland, Pratteln church book extract. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

How to Cite Your Sources

Instructions on citing specific records or images within this collection. A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.

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