Switzerland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection includes the years 1491 through 1940.  
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1491 to 1940. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
 
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== Record Description  ==
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This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Family Records
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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.
*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. Switzerland, Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
=== Record Content  ===
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[[Switzerland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:
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== Record Content and Use  ==
  
*Name of the child
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Baptism date (if the source is a church record)  
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
 
== Coverage Table  ==
  
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
 
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br>
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== Related Websites  ==
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chewgw/ Switzerland GenWeb Project]  
 
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/switzerland/index.html Switzerland Genealogy Links]
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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In birth or baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or baptism, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
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== Record History  ==
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2000, some of the entries were published on 2 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Western Europe Vital Records Index: Alpine Region." This is an index of some baptisms throughout Switzerland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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== Related Web Sites  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chewgw/ Switzerland GenWeb Project]
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[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/switzerland/index.html Switzerland Genealogy Links]
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Switzerland Church Records]]
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*[[Switzerland Church Records]]
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*[[Switzerland]]
  
[[Switzerland]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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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.  
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ===
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"Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed7 April 2011. entry for Maria Susanna Elizabeth Hertz, born 24 March 1832, citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 200,5321; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled 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]].  
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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"Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875," database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 April 2012), Marie Susanna Elisabeth Hertz, 24 March 1832' citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 2,005,321; International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.  
  
 
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Revision as of 14:25, 5 November 2012

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Contents

Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1491 to 1940. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index 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.

Genealogical Society of Utah. Switzerland, Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Baptisms, 1491-1940 Marriages, 1532-1910 Deaths, 1613-1875
Baselland 13,256 4,835 0
Basel-Stadt 64,219 6,172 0
Bern 81,701 25,243 18,170
Genève 121 700 3,218
Luzern 10,682 1,227 1,175
Switzerland 146,907 14,125 57,507
Thurgau 629,238 199,981 57,178
Vaud 48,429 13,580 763
Zürich 7,132 2,876 0
Totals 1,001,685 268,739 138,011

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 April 2012), Marie Susanna Elisabeth Hertz, 24 March 1832' citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 2,005,321; International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.