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Declarations of lands possessed
(Katasterbücher; terriers ou cadastres; catasti)

Research use: In combination with other records provides location and relationships.

Record type: Declarations of lands possessed and feudal taxes paid by owners and tenants.

Time Period: 1200-1800.

Content: Names of lords, serfs, land holders and renters, tax payers, names of fathers or other relatives, date and mode of land acquisition.

Location: State and city archives, diocesan archives.

Population coverage: 20%.

Reliability: Good.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Switzerland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1998.