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Many genealogies of Bern canton families have been researched by the genealogist Julius Billeter. Nearly 2 million people will be found in his works.
Scope of Julius Billeter's Work
Julius Billeter's Notes
Family Tree and Julius Billeter's Research
Julius Billeter was a Mormon who performed extensive research between 1910 and 1950. What this means is that most of his research was submitted to the Church as part of their genealogical and Temple programs. You will find the result of Billeter's work on the Family Tree
Family Tree and Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992
Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992 is a near complete collection of Bern canton church records from the 1600's to 1875.
Billeter's Research and Genealogical Programs of the Church
People have been submitting names from Julius Billeter's work to the Church since 1910. Despite the shortcomings of his work, it has become a standard for Swiss Genelaogy. Many Swiss families will be found in the Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969. This collection is useful in that one can compare what is on Family Tree and what was originally submitted by members of the church.
The Family History Library Catalog and Julius Billeter
The Family History Library has many genealogies and a register of the names he researched can be found on film 908186 item 1. This film can be viewed at the Family History Library. You can also do a Keyword or surname search on the Family History Library catalog to see if your family's name is included in his research.These should be used as a guideline to your research as most of the Bern canton church records have now been filmed and are also available at the Family History Library and its centers throughout the world.