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The English title of this collection is misleading. The records cover the Canton of Basel-Stadt, which includes the city of Basel plus the municipalities of Riehen and Bettingen. A better English title would be "Switzerland, Basel-Stadt, Church Records." Even better might be something like "Switzerland, Canton of Basel-Stadt, Church Records", to emphasize the difference between the city of Basel and the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Further, references to the "Canton of Basel" in the text are incorrect, since "Basel" is not now a Canton. The old Canton of Basel was split in 1833 to form the new Cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. No Swiss person would confuse these entities. When we read in German, "Basel-Stadt", with the hyphen, it is the Canton that is meant, not the city.
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Records pages are blank
Whatever records I try to access the pages are blank (black) It says to sign in to view which I do but only get blank page. Tried 3 different browers: Explore, Chrome and Firefox. Windows 7. Can someone help?