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[[Image:Animation6.gif|thumb]]Welcome to the Switzerland&nbsp;page! <br>FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Switzerland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swiss records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Switzerland page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
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== Welcome to the Switzerland page!  ==
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[[Image:Animation6.gif|thumb]] FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Switzerland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swiss records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Switzerland page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
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== Research Tools  ==
 
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*The list of [[Switzerland Websites|Switzerland Websites]] at the Family History Library will help you get started in your search for Swiss ancestors.  
 
*The list of [[Switzerland Websites|Switzerland Websites]] at the Family History Library will help you get started in your search for Swiss ancestors.  
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*Check out the [http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/famn/index.php?lg=e Register of Swiss Surnames] to see in which towns your family surname held citizenship.
 
*For German-speaking Swiss in Eastern Europe see the [[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]] Wiki page and the [http://www.feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies] (FEEFHS) Internet site.  
 
*For German-speaking Swiss in Eastern Europe see the [[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]] Wiki page and the [http://www.feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies] (FEEFHS) Internet site.  
 
*Join the Switzerland Genealogy Research Community on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Switzerland-Genealogy-Research-Community/198083210292836 Facebook] and [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]!&nbsp;  
 
*Join the Switzerland Genealogy Research Community on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Switzerland-Genealogy-Research-Community/198083210292836 Facebook] and [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]!&nbsp;  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Switzerland.pdf BYU Research Outline for Switzerland]
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== Help Wanted  ==
 
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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Switzerland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swiss records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Switzerland page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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Switzerland is a landlocked country surrounded by France, Austria, Germany and Italy. It is made up of several ethnic groups. In the east and central cantons, you will find mostly German speaking people making up about 65% of the total population. The French speakers are mostly in the western areas and are about 18% of the population. Italian language population in southern Switzerland, makes up about 10% of the population. In the canton of Graubunden, about 1% of the population has Romansch ancestry. To find out more about Switzerland, please go to the following links:

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Did you know that Julius Billeter researched over 1200 Swiss families?  Maybe yours is one of them!  To check for these records click here Bibliography of the works of Julius Billeter
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For a listing of names searched see Billeter Works [in German]. A helpful commentary on Julius Billeter's work is found on the Swiss Genealogy on the Internet Web site.

Did you know that The Swiss Republic is now over 715 years old, making it the oldest republic in the World?

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