Sternenberg parish, Zürich, Switzerland Genealogy

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Sternenberg belonged to Wila until 1706, when it was created an independent parish. Two farms which had belonged to Bäretswil until 1651, and to Bauma from 1651 onward, were included in the creation of Sternenberg.

Place Names

Locations within Sternenberg

Surrounding Parishes

Fischingen (Thurgau)
Mosnang (Sankt Gallen)


Church Records

Census Records

(see here for article describing the Zürich census records)

Sternenberg was created in 1706. For censuses prior to 1706, see Wila.

The following censuses are available for Sternenberg:

Census Year FHL Film number item number beginning page
1706 1185170 1 393
1721 1185175 1 875
1740 1185175 1 837
1750 1185175 1 855


(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Sternenberg families:

Civil Registration

Civil registration began in 1876. Sternenberg belongs to the Bauma civil registration district. Records are only available in Switzerland. For further information, contact the civil registry office at:

Zivilstandsamt Bauma
Dorfstrasse 41
Postfach 232
CH-8494 Bauma

Tel: +41 52 397 70 60



The following surnames held citizenship in Sternenberg prior to 1875:

Related Sources

The town's website (in German) can be found here.

Societies and Libraries

Cantonal Archive of Zürich


Register of Swiss Surnames

Historical Gazetteer of Switzerland