Switzerland Church Book Extracts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1790933 |title=Switzerland, Pratteln Church Book Extract|location=European|scheduled=}}  
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1790933 |title=Switzerland, Church Book Extracts, 1550-1875|location=Switzerland}}&nbsp;<br>
  
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
== Foreign Language Title ==
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Schweiz, Kirchebücher Auszüge 
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== Record Description ==
  
You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying a translation of the title in [Language] here.  
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This is a collection of images of church records extracts for several Swiss cantons, however, it is not comprehensive. The title page of each book lists the surnames with town(s) and canton(s) from where the records were extracted.  
  
== Collection Time Period  ==
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Swiss church records are typically written in German or Latin. Regional dialect may affect the spelling of some German words and the use of vocabulary words.&nbsp;
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The extracts of these church books cover a majority of the population of Pratteln for the years 1550-1875.&nbsp;
  
 
This collection of data, which was extracted from church books in Pratteln, Germany, covers the years 1550-1875  
 
This collection of data, which was extracted from church books in Pratteln, Germany, covers the years 1550-1875  
  
== Record History  ==
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The church records were created to record church sacraments associated with the life events of the parishioners, such as baptisms, marriages and deaths. This collection of extracted data was created to make the research of Pratteln ancestors easier.  
 
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Swiss church records are typically written in German or Latin. Regional dialect may affect the spelling of some German words and the use of vocabulary words.
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The extracts of these church books cover a majority of the population of Pratteln for the years 1550-1875.
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=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
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The church records were created to record church sacraments associated with the life events of the parishioners, such as baptisms, marriages and deaths. However, this collection of extracted data was created to make the research of Pratteln ancestors easier.  
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. However, accuracy in the records is dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge and the accuracy of the priest’s recording of the information. The extraction of data from these records may also introduce some mistakes; therefore, it is recommended that you verify the information in the originals and other vital records, if available.  
 
Church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. However, accuracy in the records is dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge and the accuracy of the priest’s recording of the information. The extraction of data from these records may also introduce some mistakes; therefore, it is recommended that you verify the information in the originals and other vital records, if available.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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For a list of surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1790933/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
This is a collection of images of information that was extracted from church book records for Pratteln, Germany. The title page of each heft lists the surnames with town(s) and canton(s) from where the records were extracted.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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.
  
'''The genealogical facts found in most of the baptism records are the following:'''
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{{Collection citation | text= "Switzerland, Church Book Extracts, 1550-1875" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing LDS Family History Center, Pratteln, Wartenbergstr.}}
  
*Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents
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[[Switzerland Church Book Extracts (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
*Date and place of birth
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*Date of baptism (sometimes even the time of birth and baptism)  
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*Residence and religion of the parents
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*Occupations of the father and the other males listed
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*Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
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== Record Content  ==
  
'''The genealogical facts found in most of the marriage records are the following:'''
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="Switzerland Church Book Extracts">
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Image:Switzerland Pratteln Church Book Extract (09-0397) Example 1 DGS 4255278 2.jpg
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Image:Switzerland Pratteln Church Book Extract (09-0397) Example 2 DGS 4255278 3.jpg
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</gallery>
  
*Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses
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'''The genealogical facts found in most of the family register extract cards include:'''
*Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns
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*Residences of the bride, groom, and their parents
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*Occupations of the groom and other males listed
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*Name of the ancestor, either as a parent or child
 
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*Names of the ancestor’s siblings, parents, grandparents
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*Date of the ancestor’s birth
 
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*Place of the ancestor’s birth
*Name of the deceased
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*Occupation of the ancestor’s father
*Sometimes the name of deceased’s spouse
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*Birth dates of the ancestor’s siblings and parents  
*Sometimes the names of the deceased’s parents  
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*Date of the ancestor’s marriage
*Date and place of death and burial
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*Date of the ancestor’s death  
*Age and residence
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*Death dates of the ancestor’s siblings and parents
*Cause of death
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*Information concerning emigration in the family
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
In order to find data in this collection, it is necessary to know the name of the ancestor, the religion, town of the event, and approximate date of the event.  
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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 "Volume Type" category (either Heft or Index)<br>⇒Select the "Surname" category<br>⇒Select the "Heft Number" category which takes you to the images.  
  
== How Has This Article Helped You?  ==
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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.
  
[[FamilySearch Collection Feedback|Click here to send us your story]]
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In order to find data in this collection, it is necessary to know the name of the ancestor, the religion, town of the event, and approximate date of the event.<br>
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
[[Germany Church Records|Germany Church Records]]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wggerman/ Germany GenWeb Project]<br>
  
[[Germany Church Records|Germany Church Records]]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Church Records Germany|Church Records Germany]]  
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*[[Switzerland|Switzerland]]  
 
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*[[Switzerland Church Records|Switzerland Church Records]]
[[Germany Church History|Germany Church History]]
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[[Germany Church Records|Germany Church Records]]  
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== Related Websites  ==
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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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== Contributions to This Aricle  ==
  
== Sources of This Collection  ==
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<!--bibdescbegin-->“Switzerland, Pratteln Church Book Extract, 1550-1875”, database, FamilySearch Historical Records, 2010; from Family History Center Pratteln, Germany. Switzerland, Pratteln church book extract. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
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== Citing familySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
==== How to Cite Your Sources  ====
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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.
  
[[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Instructions on citing specific records or images within this collection]]. A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.  
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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]].  
  
==== Style Guide Link ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|A style guide for this article]]
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“Switzerland, Church Book Extracts, 1550-1875," digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 20 April 2012), Heft &gt; Andri &gt; 169 &gt; Image 2 of 29 images, entry for Anna Maria Albert, born 13 Dec 1884; citing FamilySearch Historical Records, 2010; from Family History Center Pratteln, Germany. Switzerland, Pratteln church book extract. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Revision as of 21:00, 18 June 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
 

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Schweiz, Kirchebücher Auszüge

Record Description

This is a collection of images of church records extracts for several Swiss cantons, however, it is not comprehensive. The title page of each book lists the surnames with town(s) and canton(s) from where the records were extracted.

Swiss church records are typically written in German or Latin. Regional dialect may affect the spelling of some German words and the use of vocabulary words. 

The extracts of these church books cover a majority of the population of Pratteln for the years 1550-1875. 

This collection of data, which was extracted from church books in Pratteln, Germany, covers the years 1550-1875

The church records were created to record church sacraments associated with the life events of the parishioners, such as baptisms, marriages and deaths. This collection of extracted data was created to make the research of Pratteln ancestors easier.

Church books are one of the most reliable and accurate family history sources. However, accuracy in the records is dependent upon the accuracy of the informant’s knowledge and the accuracy of the priest’s recording of the information. The extraction of data from these records may also introduce some mistakes; therefore, it is recommended that you verify the information in the originals and other vital records, if available.

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

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, Church Book Extracts, 1550-1875" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing LDS Family History Center, Pratteln, Wartenbergstr.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The genealogical facts found in most of the family register extract cards include:

  • Name of the ancestor, either as a parent or child
  • Names of the ancestor’s siblings, parents, grandparents
  • Date of the ancestor’s birth
  • Place of the ancestor’s birth
  • Occupation of the ancestor’s father
  • Birth dates of the ancestor’s siblings and parents
  • Date of the ancestor’s marriage
  • Date of the ancestor’s death
  • Death dates of the ancestor’s siblings and parents
  • Information concerning emigration in the family

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 "Volume Type" category (either Heft or Index)
⇒Select the "Surname" category
⇒Select the "Heft Number" 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.

In order to find data in this collection, it is necessary to know the name of the ancestor, the religion, town of the event, and approximate date of the event.

Related Websites

Germany GenWeb Project

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Aricle

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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, Church Book Extracts, 1550-1875," digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 20 April 2012), Heft > Andri > 169 > Image 2 of 29 images, entry for Anna Maria Albert, born 13 Dec 1884; citing FamilySearch Historical Records, 2010; from Family History Center Pratteln, Germany. Switzerland, Pratteln church book extract. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.