Zürich Canton, Switzerland Genealogy

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

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Getting started with Switzerland - Zürich research

Zürich is a German speaking canton.  It joined the Swiss Confederation in 1351 and has 171 communities.

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  • The Zürich State Archive has a canton-wide marriage index, for every parish, through 1800, and are in the process of putting these indexes online.  The index is currently available online for every parish through 1700.  Click here to access the search feature.

To learn how to use the Zürich Marriage Index, check out the "How to" Guide. First, read through the Instruction; Then test your knowledge with the short Assignment - the Answer Key is provided to check your answers.

Swiss Genealogy on the Internet - Zürich

Zürich Government Archive

Inhabitants of the Wil Parish, Zürich, Switzerland 1640 - 1900

Parishes in Zürich

The following is a list of the church parishes of Canton Zürich as they existed by 1875.

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