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== Foreign Language Title<br> ==
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== Foreign Language Title ==
  
 
Schweiz, Schaffhausen Kirchenbücher  
 
Schweiz, Schaffhausen Kirchenbücher  
  
== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Collection Time Period ==
  
 
Church records in this collection begin in 1540; they are kept through the present day but because of privacy laws, are only available online through 1875.  
 
Church records in this collection begin in 1540; they are kept through the present day but because of privacy laws, are only available online through 1875.  
  
== How to Use the Records<br> ==
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== How to Use the Records ==
  
 
Use these Schaffhausen church records to identify ancestors (individuals, their parents, and their spouses) and make family connections.  
 
Use these Schaffhausen church records to identify ancestors (individuals, their parents, and their spouses) and make family connections.  
  
== Record Description<br> ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
Event types were often compiled in separate volumes, for instance, baptisms in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on.  
 
Event types were often compiled in separate volumes, for instance, baptisms in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on.  
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Swiss church records are typically in German or Latin. Regional dialect affects the spelling of some German words and the use of vocabulary words. For example, in Schaffhausen, Gatte is used for groom and Gattin for bride, instead of Bräutigam for groom and Braut for bride.  
 
Swiss church records are typically in German or Latin. Regional dialect affects the spelling of some German words and the use of vocabulary words. For example, in Schaffhausen, Gatte is used for groom and Gattin for bride, instead of Bräutigam for groom and Braut for bride.  
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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== Record Content ==
  
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:[[Image:Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Baptism DGS 4435124 2.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''• Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents<br>• Date and place of birth<br>• Date of baptism (sometimes even the time of birth and baptism)<br>• Residence and religion of the parents<br>• Occupation of the father and the other males listed<br>• Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate <br>'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:[[Image:Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Marriage DGS 4434621 3.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''• Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers) and witnesses<br>• Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns<br>• Residence of the bride, groom, and their parents<br>• Occupation of groom and other males listed <br>'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial records are:[[Image:Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Burial DGS 004435124 2.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''• Names of the deceased<br>• Sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included<br>• Date and place of death and burial<br>• Age, residence, and house number where event occurred<br>• Cause of death  
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:[[Image:Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Baptism DGS 4435124 2.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''• Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents<br>• Date and place of birth<br>• Date of baptism (sometimes even the time of birth and baptism)<br>• Residence and religion of the parents<br>• Occupation of the father and the other males listed<br>• Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate <br>'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:[[Image:Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Marriage DGS 4434621 3.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''• Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers) and witnesses<br>• Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns<br>• Residence of the bride, groom, and their parents<br>• Occupation of groom and other males listed <br>'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial records are:[[Image:Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Burial DGS 004435124 2.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''• Names of the deceased<br>• Sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included<br>• Date and place of death and burial<br>• Age, residence, and house number where event occurred<br>• Cause of death  
  
== Record History<br> ==
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== Record History ==
  
 
These church books cover a majority of the population for the Canton of Schaffhausen; located in the northern part of the country, it is one of the 26 cantons in Switzerland.<br>Catholic Church records began as early as the mid to late 1500s; most church records, however, began in the late 1600s. Church records continue to be kept in the present day.  
 
These church books cover a majority of the population for the Canton of Schaffhausen; located in the northern part of the country, it is one of the 26 cantons in Switzerland.<br>Catholic Church records began as early as the mid to late 1500s; most church records, however, began in the late 1600s. Church records continue to be kept in the present day.  
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
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== Why This Collection Was Created ==
  
 
Church records were created to record church sacraments associated with life events (e.g. baptism after birth, burial after death) and those who had received these ordinances.  
 
Church records were created to record church sacraments associated with life events (e.g. baptism after birth, burial after death) and those who had received these ordinances.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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== Record Reliability  ==
  
 
Church books are the one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.  
 
Church books are the one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.  
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Switzerland_Church_Records Switzerland Church Records]  
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Switzerland_Church_Records Switzerland Church Records]  
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection==
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== Sources of Information for This Collection ==
  
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Switzerland, Schaffhausen Church Records", database, FamilySearch&nbsp;([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]); from Schaffhausen&nbsp;City Archive (Schaffhausen&nbsp;Stadtarchiv), Switzerland. "Switzerland, Schaffhausen church records." Schaffhausen - Stadtarchiv, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.&nbsp;FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah. USA.<!--bibdescend-->  
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Switzerland, Schaffhausen Church Records", database, FamilySearch&nbsp;([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]); from Schaffhausen&nbsp;City Archive (Schaffhausen&nbsp;Stadtarchiv), Switzerland. "Switzerland, Schaffhausen church records." Schaffhausen - Stadtarchiv, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.&nbsp;FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah. USA.<!--bibdescend-->  
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Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above. Examples of citations:  
 
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([https://www.familysearch. 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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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([https://www.familysearch. www.familysearch.org]: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet ([https://www.familysearch. 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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*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet ([https://www.familysearch. 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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Revision as of 02:43, 25 January 2011

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Contents

Foreign Language Title

Schweiz, Schaffhausen Kirchenbücher

Collection Time Period

Church records in this collection begin in 1540; they are kept through the present day but because of privacy laws, are only available online through 1875.

How to Use the Records

Use these Schaffhausen church records to identify ancestors (individuals, their parents, and their spouses) and make family connections.

Record Description

Event types were often compiled in separate volumes, for instance, baptisms in one volume and marriages in another. In some parishes, however, event types were intermixed and grouped into a volume according to year range. When this is the case, the baptisms, marriages, and burials for one year (e.g. 1785) were grouped together before the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the next year (e.g. 1786), and so on.

Records in this online collection can be browsed by locality (Ort) first, then by event type, and then chronologically. The event types are given in German: Taufen, Ehen, Tote (Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths). Name indexes (Namenverzeichnis) and event indexes (e.g. Ehenregister) are included when available. A variety of record formats are contained within these records.

In Switzerland, a parish was an ecclesiastical jurisdiction consisting of many villages and hamlets, with one of the villages designated as the main parish town.

Swiss church records are typically in German or Latin. Regional dialect affects the spelling of some German words and the use of vocabulary words. For example, in Schaffhausen, Gatte is used for groom and Gattin for bride, instead of Bräutigam for groom and Braut for bride.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:
Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Baptism DGS 4435124 2.jpg

• Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents
• Date and place of birth
• Date of baptism (sometimes even the time of birth and baptism)
• Residence and religion of the parents
• Occupation of the father and the other males listed
• Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:
Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Marriage DGS 4434621 3.jpg

• Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers) and witnesses
• Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns
• Residence of the bride, groom, and their parents
• Occupation of groom and other males listed
The key genealogical facts found in most burial records are:
Switzerland Schaffhausen Church Books (09-0213) (09-0226) Burial DGS 004435124 2.jpg

• Names of the deceased
• Sometimes names of deceased’s spouse and/or deceased’s parents were included
• Date and place of death and burial
• Age, residence, and house number where event occurred
• Cause of death

Record History

These church books cover a majority of the population for the Canton of Schaffhausen; located in the northern part of the country, it is one of the 26 cantons in Switzerland.
Catholic Church records began as early as the mid to late 1500s; most church records, however, began in the late 1600s. Church records continue to be kept in the present day.

Why This Collection Was Created

Church records were created to record church sacraments associated with life events (e.g. baptism after birth, burial after death) and those who had received these ordinances.

Record Reliability

Church books are the one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. Accuracy in the records is, however, dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge coupled with the priest recording the information correctly. Ages, birth dates, and birth places recorded in marriage and death entries have a higher probability of being inaccurate.

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Sources of Information for This Collection

"Switzerland, Schaffhausen Church Records", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org); from Schaffhausen City Archive (Schaffhausen Stadtarchiv), Switzerland. "Switzerland, Schaffhausen church records." Schaffhausen - Stadtarchiv, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah. USA.


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  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023.