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Getting started with Swiss research
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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.
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.
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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