Switzerland, Basel City Local Citizenship Requests (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1910365 |title=Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348-1798|location=Switzerland}}<br>
  
== Foreign Language Title  ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying a translation of the title in Swiss here.
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Schweiz, Basel-Stadt, Bürgerschafts Kontrakte,
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection of citizenship request from the City of Basel covers the years 1348-1798.  
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This is a collection of extracts of requests of citizenship in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Each individual entry may include place of birth, previous place of residence, occupations, and related individuals. This collection includes an alphabetical index by last name, which provides last name, given name, and page number. These records are part of the Nachlaß F. Weiss-Frei Collection kept in the city archives of Basel, Switzerland. alanced by an inflow of foreigners, particularly from Germany, Italy, and Austria. The communes and cantons were and are responsible for naturalization matters. Most of the foreigners came from neighboring France and Germany, while others came from Italy and other nearby countries. In order for foreigners to have the civil rights to live and work in Switzerland, they needed to apply for citizenship.&nbsp;
  
== Record Description  ==
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For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1910365/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
This is a collection of extracts of requests of citizenship in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Each individual entry may include place of birth, previous place of residence, occupations, and related individuals. This collection includes an alphabetical index by last name, which provides last name, given name, and page number. These records are part of the Nachlaß F. Weiss-Frei Collection kept in the city archives of Basel, Switzerland.  
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This collection of citizenship requests from the City of Basel covers the years 1348-1798.&nbsp;
  
=== Record Content  ===
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Local civil authorities needed to keep a record listing of all those applying for citizen’s rights by way of naturalization.
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This records are reliable for genealogical research.
  
Key genealogical facts found in citizen requests may include:  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348-1798." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Weiss-Frei Archiv. Staatsarchiv des Kantons Basel-Stadt.}}
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[[Switzerland, Basel City Local Citizenship Requests (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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'''Citizenship records usually contain the following information:'''
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[[Image:Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests DGS 4728572 329 Citezenship request.jpg|thumb|right|240x380px]]
  
 
*Name of person requesting citizenship  
 
*Name of person requesting citizenship  
 
*Place of origin or residence  
 
*Place of origin or residence  
 
*Sometimes his/her occupation  
 
*Sometimes his/her occupation  
*Comments and further explanations regarding the citizenship requests.
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*Comments and further explanations regarding the citizenship requests
  
== How to Use This Record  ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
The most important information one can take from this record is the place of origin of the immigrant, but it is necessary to know the place where the person requested his/her citizenship.<br>  
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Band or Index" category which takes you to the images<br>  
  
== Record History  ==
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
The outflow of Swiss was balanced by an inflow of foreigners, particularly from Germany, Italy and Austria. The communes and cantons were and are responsible for naturalization matters. Most of the foreigners came from neighboring France and Germany and others from Italy and other countries nearby. In order for foreigners to have the civil rights to live and work in Switzerland they needed to apply for citizenship.
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The most important information one can take from this record is the place of origin of the immigrant, but it is first necessary to know the place where the person requested his/her citizenship and when he or she did so.  
 
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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Local civil authorities needed to keep a record listing of all those applying for citizen’s rights by way of naturalization.  
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://www.integration-in-bonn.de/en/residence-permission/naturalization-receiving-german-citizenship.html Naturalization: Receiving German Citizenship]&nbsp;(in German)
 
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*[http://www.einbuergern.de/content/e995/e1829/index_ger.html German Naturalization]&nbsp;(in German)
Naturalization (in German)  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Switzerland Emigration and Immigration]]  
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*[[Switzerland|Switzerland]]
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*[[Switzerland - Basel (Land)|Switzerland - Basel (Land)]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland Emigration and Immigration|Switzerland Emigration and Immigration]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->“Switzerland Basel City Local Citizenship Requests,” database, FamilySearch (https://[http://familysearch.org familysearch.org]), 2011; from Staatsarchiv Des Kantons Basel-Stadt (Switzerland). Bürgerschafts Kontrakte ,1348-1798. Manuskripten im Staatsarchiv Basel-Stadt, Switzerland. FHL 3 microfilm reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. <!--bibdescend-->
 
 
<br>The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article:[[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
 
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1910365/waypoints Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348-1798]
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.
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*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023.
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
[[Category:Switzerland]]
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

Revision as of 22:52, 30 September 2013

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Title in the Language of the Records

Schweiz, Basel-Stadt, Bürgerschafts Kontrakte,

Record Description

This is a collection of extracts of requests of citizenship in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Each individual entry may include place of birth, previous place of residence, occupations, and related individuals. This collection includes an alphabetical index by last name, which provides last name, given name, and page number. These records are part of the Nachlaß F. Weiss-Frei Collection kept in the city archives of Basel, Switzerland. alanced by an inflow of foreigners, particularly from Germany, Italy, and Austria. The communes and cantons were and are responsible for naturalization matters. Most of the foreigners came from neighboring France and Germany, while others came from Italy and other nearby countries. In order for foreigners to have the civil rights to live and work in Switzerland, they needed to apply for citizenship. 

For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

This collection of citizenship requests from the City of Basel covers the years 1348-1798. 

Local civil authorities needed to keep a record listing of all those applying for citizen’s rights by way of naturalization.

This records are reliable for genealogical research.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348-1798." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Weiss-Frei Archiv. Staatsarchiv des Kantons Basel-Stadt.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Citizenship records usually contain the following information:

Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests DGS 4728572 329 Citezenship request.jpg
  • Name of person requesting citizenship
  • Place of origin or residence
  • Sometimes his/her occupation
  • Comments and further explanations regarding the citizenship requests

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Band or Index" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

The most important information one can take from this record is the place of origin of the immigrant, but it is first necessary to know the place where the person requested his/her citizenship and when he or she did so.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348-1798

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.