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== Collection Time Period  ==
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*[[Switzerland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
This index covers events from 1465 through the mid 1900s.&nbsp;<br>
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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 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;
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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.&nbsp;
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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.&nbsp;
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== Record Description  ==
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The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.<br>
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=== Record Content  ===
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The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening 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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The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
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*Name of bride and groom
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*Names of the parents
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*Marriage date
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*Marriage place
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
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*Name of the deceased
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Name of the spouse (if married)
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*Death or burial date
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*Death or burial place
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials<br>
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== Coverage Table  ==
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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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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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{| border="3"
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Locality'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Baptisms, 1491-1940'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1532-1910'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Deaths, 1613-1875'''
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| Baselland
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| 13,256
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| 4,835
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| 0
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| Basel-Stadt
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| 64,219
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| 6,172
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| 0
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| Bern
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| 81,701
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| 25,243
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| 18,170
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| Genève
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| 121
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| 700
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| 3,218
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| Luzern
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| 10,682
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| 1,227
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| 1,175
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| Switzerland
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| 146,907
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| 14,125
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| 57,507
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| Thurgau
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| 629,238
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| 199,981
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| 57,178
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| Vaud
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| 48,429
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| 13,580
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| 763
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| Zürich
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| 7,132
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| 2,876
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| 0
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| Totals
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| 1,001,685
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| 268,739
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| 138,011
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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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&nbsp;This Collection  ==
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"Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Switzerland.
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"Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in repositories archives throughout Switzerland.
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"Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875," database, FamilySearch. Digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Switzerland.
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<br>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:
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*Family Records
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*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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==== How To Cite Your Sources  ====
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''[[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|For instructions about citing specific records or images within this collection]]''
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