Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1845 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Suisse, Fribourg, Recensement, 1845 (French)
Schweiz, Freiburg, Volkszählung, 1845 (German)

What is in the Collection?

1845 census for the Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. For each individual recorded the details include name, birthplace, age, marital status, and occupation. If the individual is absent, their current residence is given. The original records are located in the Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland.

For information on the content and use of these records see the wiki article Switzerland, Fribourg, Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Collection Content

Census records generally include the following information:

  • Head of household
  • Full name of each person in the household
  • Where each person was born
  • Age of each person
  • Occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Item of Interest" category which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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 such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. 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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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

“Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1845.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2016. Citing Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland [Fribourg State Archives, Switzerland].

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, 1845.