Switzerland

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=== FamilySearch Historical Records Collections ===
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=== FamilySearch Historical Records Collections ===
  
Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org.]
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*[[Switzerland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Switzerland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Switzerland Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Switzerland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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== Cantons  ==

Revision as of 19:05, 30 September 2011

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Welcome to the Switzerland page!
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!

Contents

Getting started with Swiss research

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FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Online collections containing these records are located in FamilySearch.org.

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

Cantons


Research Tools

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The list of Switzerland Websites at the Family History Library will help you get started in your search for Swiss ancestors. For German-speaking Swiss in Eastern Europe see the Germans from Russia Wiki page and the Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) Internet site.

BYU Research Outline for Switzerland


Featured Content

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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:

Did You Know?

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?

Help Wanted

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