Switzerland Church Book Extracts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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


Contents

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Collection Time Period

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

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 heft lists the surnames with town(s) and canton(s) from where the records were extracted.

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
    Switzerland Pratteln Church Book Extract (09-0397) Example 1 DGS 4255278 2.jpg
  • 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
Switzerland Pratteln Church Book Extract (09-0397) Example 2 DGS 4255278 3.jpg











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.


Record History

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.

Why This Collection Was Created

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.

Record Reliability

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.

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Germany GenWeb Project

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Related Wiki Articles

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From Family Search Internet(www.familysearch,org: September 29, 2006). Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base adn Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.
  • Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from Familysearch Internet (www.familysearch,org: April 22, 2010), Bapistm of Adolfo Femandex Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cauhimalpa

Sources of This Collection

“Switzerland, 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.



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