Switzerland Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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==== ''This wiki article describes a collection that is scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search.<br>'' ====
  
&nbsp;<br>This index covers events from 1465-mid 1900s.
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== Population Coverage ==
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== Collection Time Period  ==
  
<br>This is an index to births/christenings, marriages, and deaths/burials in parishes throughout Switzerland. It is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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This index covers events from 1465 through the mid 1900s.&nbsp;<br>
  
== Collection History ==
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== Collection History ==
  
<br>Volunteer indexers over thirty years extracted this information from microfilm copies of the parish registers. Some of it was published in 2000 on 2 CDs by the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as "Western Europe Vital Records Index: Alpine Region."
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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 index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Switzerland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.&nbsp;
  
=== Why was this collection created? ===
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=== Why This Collection Was Created  ===
  
<br>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.
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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.&nbsp;
  
== Collection Reliability ==
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=== Collection Reliability ===
  
<br>Church vital records were an official source and are one of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Switzerland.
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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.&nbsp;
  
== Collection Description ==
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== Collection Description ==
  
<br>Digital database of information transcribed from original records.
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The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.<br>
  
=== Collection Content ===
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=== Record Content ===
  
<br>The key genealogical facts found in the index entries are:<br>• Name of principal person(s)<br>• Names for parents for those being baptized<br>• Event date(s)<br>• Event place<br>• Collection title<br>• Microfilm number and inclusive dates on the film
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The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:<br>• Name of the child<br>• Gender<br>• Names of the parents<br>• Birth date<br>• Birthplace<br>• Christening date (if the source is a church record)<br>• Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
== How to Use the Collection ==
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The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:<br>• Name of bride and groom<br>• Names of the parents<br>• Marriage date<br>• Marriage place<br>• Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
<br>Use this file 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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The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:<br>• Name of the deceased<br>• Gender<br>• Names of the parents<br>• Name of the spouse (if married)<br>• Death or burial date<br>• Death or burial place<br>• Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials<br>
  
When looking for a birth/christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted. The reason for this procedure is that there is no surname in the original records and the indexer often assigned a surname based on the father's surname. Depending on the time and place, this may not be correct.
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== How to Use the Collection  ==
  
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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 christening 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 christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.&nbsp;
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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.&nbsp;
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Switzerland_Church_Records Switzerland Church Records]
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[[Portal:Switzerland|Portal:Switzerland]]&nbsp;
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== Sources of Information for this Collection ==
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Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:<br>• Family Records<br>• Church Records<br>• Civil Registration<br>
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==== How To Cite Your Sources ====
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''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_%28Source_Footnotes%29 Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)]''
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Revision as of 22:14, 30 October 2009

Contents

This wiki article describes a collection that is scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search.


Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1465 through the mid 1900s. 

Collection History

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 index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Switzerland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. 

Why This Collection Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors. 

Collection Reliability

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors. 

Collection Description

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
• Name of the child
• Gender
• Names of the parents
• Birth date
• Birthplace
• Christening date (if the source is a church record)
• Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
• Name of bride and groom
• Names of the parents
• Marriage date
• Marriage place
• Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
• Name of the deceased
• Gender
• Names of the parents
• Name of the spouse (if married)
• Death or burial date
• Death or burial place
• Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Collection

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.

In birth or christening 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 christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted. 

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here. 

Related Wiki Articles

Switzerland Church Records

Portal:Switzerland 

Sources of Information for this Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:
• Family Records
• Church Records
• Civil Registration

How To Cite Your Sources

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)

 

 

CID1520585 Please do not erase or change this identification number (Baptisms)

CID1520589 Please do not erase or change this identification number (Marriages)
CID1520590 Please do not erase or change this identification number (Burials)

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