Affoltern bei Zürich parish, Zürich, Switzerland Genealogy

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Guide to Affoltern bei Zürich Parish, Zürich, Switzerland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



Affoltern bei Zürich originally belonged to the church parish of Höngg, becoming an independent parish in 1664.

In 1934, Affoltern bei Zürich was annexed to the city of Zürich.

Place Names

Locations within Affoltern bei Zürich

Surrounding Parishes

Oerlikon (Schwamendingen)
Unterstrass (Predigern)


Church Records

Census Records

(see here for article describing the Zürich census records)

Census records prior to the establishment of Affoltern bei Zürich in 1664 are listed under the parish of Höngg. The censuses of 1670, 1678, and 1682 could also possibly listed under the parish of Höngg.

The following censuses are available for Affoltern bei Zürich:

Census Year FHL Film number item number beginning page
1689 1185162 2 683
1710 1185170 2 111
1762 1185178 2 1039


(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Affoltern bei Zürich families:

Civil Registration


The following surnames held citizenship in Affoltern bei Zürich prior to 1875:

Related Sources

The town's website (in German) can be found here.

Societies and Libraries

Cantonal Archive of Zürich


Register of Swiss Surnames

Historical Gazetteer of Switzerland