Switzerland, Schaffhausen, Directories, Emigration, and Genealogies (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Records
- 2 What is in the Collection?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 Known Issues with This Collection
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 How You Can Contribute
- 9 Citing this Collection
Title in the Language of the Records
Schweiz, Schaffhausen Stammbäume und Stadtadreßbücher
What is in the Collection?
This Collection will include records from 1460 to 1952.
Some bleed-through of the ink may be found on pages of this collection, which may make reading the records difficult.
This collection includes city directories (various directories from 1865 to 1952) and compiled genealogies for the Schaffhausen area. The three compiled genealogies are especially valuable; they compile vital information (names, dates, and places) for Schaffhausen families and arrange this data by surname. Persons seeking information about a particular ancestor can look up the ancestor by surname and will likely add multiple generations to their pedigree.
The genealogies in this collection cover material starting as early as 1460 and go through about 1900. The city directories vary in the years covered (1865-1952); most are for the late 1800s and early 1900s.
City directories were created to enumerate the households in the Schaffhausen area. The genealogies were compiled from the available vital records to collect information about Schaffhausen families.
City directories are fairly reliable sources for a person’s address. Other information found in the entries (for example, the wife’s surname or the occupation of the householder) is only as reliable as the person who provided the information. Compiled genealogies include information usually extracted from original records; however, sometimes the data is from personal memory. In any case, the data is only as reliable as the original source (records or memory) and should be corroborated with other available records.
For a list of records by event and date currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
City directory records usually contain the following information:
- Householder’s surname and given name
- Householder’s street and number
- Householder’s occupation
- In later records, the maiden name of householder’s wife
Genealogical records usually contain the following information:
- Husband’s name and vital information (birth, marriage, and death)
- Wife’s maiden name and vital information (birth and death)
- Children’s names with vital information, sometimes including “see also” references to other pages in the genealogies
- Sometimes data for several generations of people
How Do I Search the Collection?
Searching The Collection
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Type" category
⇒Select the "Record Description" 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
City directories are arranged by year and then within the year, separated alphabetically by the first letter of the surname. Earlier city directories are in Gothic typeface; later directories are in Roman typeface. To use a city directory, search for the surname of your ancestor in the main directory and in the business section (he might have owned a business in the area).
Genealogies are arranged by genealogy type (Bartenschlager Harder, Bartenschlager, or Bartenschlager-Bäschlin), then by the first letter of the surname, and finally alphabetically by surname. The beginning of each volume usually has a register, or inhalt, which is a list of the names covered. Page through to find the surname you want. There is usually a title page for the surname with the family crest before the data begins. The data is divided on a page by families; the father or husband appears first with his vital information, followed by the wife and her vital information, then the enumerated children. Sometimes you will find “see also” references that direct you to more information about the person. For example, “v. S. 34” means “see page 34,” and “vid. Pag. 59” means “see page 59.”
These genealogies are handwritten using the old German script and may at times be difficult to read. Abbreviations and symbols are also used heavily throughout the genealogies. The language used is Swiss German (for example: Junÿ equals Juni or June and Julÿ equals Juli or July).
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in German. For help with reading the records see the following wiki articles:
|FHL Place Switzerland, Schaffhausen items or FHL Keyword Switzerland, Schaffhausen 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.|
Known Issues with This Collection
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Related Wiki Articles
- Switzerland Websites
- Switzerland Emigration and Immigration
- Switzerland Genealogy
- Switzerland - Schaffhausen
How You Can Contribute
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Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Switzerland, Schaffhausen, Directories, Emigration, and Genealogies, 1460-1952." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Schaffhausen Stadtarchiv.
|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, Schaffhausen, Directories, Emigration, and Genealogies, 1460-1952.|