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

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1910365 |title=Switzerland, Basel City Local Citizenship Requests|location=Switzerland}}<br>  
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1910365 |title=Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348-1798|location=Switzerland}}<br>  
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Schwiez, Basel-Stadt, Bürgerschafts Kontrakte, 1348-1798
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Schweiz, Basel-Stadt, Bürgerschafts Kontrakte,  
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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;  
 
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;  
  
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].  
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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 collection of citizenship requests from the City of Basel covers the years 1348-1798.&nbsp;  
 
This collection of citizenship requests from the City of Basel covers the years 1348-1798.&nbsp;  
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This records are reliable for genealogical research.  
 
This records are reliable for genealogical research.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Record Content ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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'''Citizenship records usually contain the following information:'''
 
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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== Record Content  ==
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Key genealogical facts found in citizenship requests may include:  
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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  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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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>
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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 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.  
 
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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*[[Switzerland|Switzerland]]  
 
*[[Switzerland|Switzerland]]  
*[[Switzerland - Basel (Land)|Switzerland - Basel (Land)]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland Emigration and Immigration|Switzerland Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Switzerland Emigration and Immigration|Switzerland Emigration and Immigration]]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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]
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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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]].  
 
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]].  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*“Switzerland, Basel City, Local Citizenship Requests, 1348-1798,” digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 20 April 2012), Band 4: 1700-1798 &gt; image 279 of 376 images, Entry of Christina Schuler, request to move to Basel, Switzerland, in 1775. citing Burgerschafts Kontrakte 1348-1798, Nachlass F. Weiss-Frei Archiv (Basel, Schweiz) Band 4 1700-1798 FHL INTL Film 922294. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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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.  
  
[[Category:Switzerland]]
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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.}}

Revision as of 15:57, 19 December 2013

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Contents

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.

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.

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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.

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.