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*[http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/famn/index.php?lg=e Register of Swiss Surnames] - see towns where family surname held citizenship.  [[Media:1-Register_of_Swiss_Surnames-Instruction.pdf|'''Instructions''']]
 
*[http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/famn/index.php?lg=e Register of Swiss Surnames] - see towns where family surname held citizenship.  [[Media:1-Register_of_Swiss_Surnames-Instruction.pdf|'''Instructions''']]
 
*[http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/kanton-m.htm Swiss Genealogy on the Internet]
 
*[http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/kanton-m.htm Swiss Genealogy on the Internet]
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/the-german-documents-pages/the-german-documents(english) German Script Tutorial]
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**[[French Genealogical Word List|'''French Genealogical Word List''']]
 
**[[French Genealogical Word List|'''French Genealogical Word List''']]
 
**[[French Handwriting|'''French Handwriting''']].
 
**[[French Handwriting|'''French Handwriting''']].
**[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/the-french-documents-pages/the-french-documents(english) '''BYU French Script Tutorial''']
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**[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/the-french-documents-pages/the-french-documents(english) '''BYU Script French Tutorial''']
 
**[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/the-french-documents-pages/fr-records-extraction-guide(english) '''French Records Extraction Manual''']. The full manual or individual lesson chapters are downloadable from this webpage. A number of helpful lessons are available here, but the first five lessons are especially useful.
 
**[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/the-french-documents-pages/fr-records-extraction-guide(english) '''French Records Extraction Manual''']. The full manual or individual lesson chapters are downloadable from this webpage. A number of helpful lessons are available here, but the first five lessons are especially useful.
 
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:*[[Italian Genealogical Word List|'''Italian Genealogical Word List''']]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:28, 14 April 2021

Guide to Swiss ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Switzerland Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Switzerland Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Switzerland is a landlocked country in Western and Central Europe surrounded by France, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Liechtenstein. Switzerland's east and central cantons are primarily German speakers, western areas include many French speakers, and Italian speakers are found in southern Switzerland. The Swiss Republic is now over 715 years old, making it the oldest republic in the world.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Switzerland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Switzerland research.

Switzerland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Switzerland research.

Ask the
Community

Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Switzerland[edit | edit source]

  • Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level.
  • If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article Switzerland Finding Town of Origin to search a variety of records that might provide that information.

The Register of Swiss Surnames[edit | edit source]

Switzerland has one unique feature that can speed up your search for your ancestor's town. Citizenship was held by specific town. The Register of Swiss Surnames is an online tool, based on the reference book, Familiennamenbuch der Schweiz, which lists for every surname the towns where that family held citizenship. Here are the Instructions for using the register. Also, watch the online class The Register of Swiss Surnames

Switzerland Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogical records are kept at the local level in Switzerland. Cantons:

Appenzell AusserrhodenAppenzell InnerrhodenSt. GallenThurgauSchaffhausenZürichAargauBasel (Stadt)Basel (Land)SolothurnJuraZugSchwyzGlarusNidwaldenObwaldenLucerneUriTicinoGraubündenBernValaisNeuchâtelGenèveFribourgVaudMap Switzerland.PNG

Cantons[edit | edit source]

Language Map of Switzerland[edit | edit source]

SW Locator Map Switzerland Languages.png

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family:

Research Tutorials[edit | edit source]

  • Help for reading Italian records:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Switzerland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland, accessed 23 March 2016.