Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1834 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Suisse, Fribourg, Recensement, 1834 (French)
Schweiz, Freiburg, Volkszählung, 1834 (German)

What is in the Collection?

This collection contains records from the 1834 census conducted in Canto of Fribourg, Switzerland. Records may contain the name, birthplace, age, martial status, and occupation of listed individuals.

The original records are located in the Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland. They are written in French and German. For help reading these records, see the section For Help Reading these Records.

Collection Content and Use

Census records generally include the following information:

  • Head of household
  • Full name of each household member
  • Place of origin (emigrants)
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Marriage status

'To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several individuals to make this determination. It is always a good idea to look at the image of the actual record to verify information.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French and German. For help with reading the records see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.

You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. This would include such information as a place of birth that could give clues about the family's former residence. Use this information to search records in that area at the time the family would have been there.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Switzerland, Fribourg items or FHL Keyword Switzerland, Fribourg items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Switzerland Archives and Libraries.

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Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

“Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1834.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2016. Citing Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland [Fribourg State Archives, Switzerland].
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1834.
Image Citation:
The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1834.