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Guide to '''Swiss ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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==Country Information==
[[Image:Animation6.gif|thumb]]Welcome to the Switzerland&nbsp;page! <br>FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Switzerland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swiss records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Switzerland page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
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Switzerland is a landlocked country in Western and Central Europe surrounded by [[France Genealogy|France]], [[Austria Genealogy|Austria]], [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]] and [[Italy Genealogy|Italy]]. Switzerland's east and central cantons are primarily German speakers, western areas include many French speakers, and Italian speakers are found in southern Switzerland. The Swiss Republic is now over 715 years old, making it the oldest republic in the world.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Switzerland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
 
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== Getting started with Swiss research  ==
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*[[Switzerland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Switzerland Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Switzerland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Switzerland, Canton of Basel-Stadt Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland, Canton of Basel-Stadt Church Records(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Switzerland, Basel City Local Citizenship Requests (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland, Basel City Local Citizenship Requests (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Switzerland Church Book Extracts (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland Church Book Extacts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Switzerland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Switzerland, Schaffhausen Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland, Schaffhausen Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Switzerland, Schaffhausen Genealogies and City Directories (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland, Schaffhausen Genealogies and City Directories (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Switzerland, Canton of Vaud Land and Property Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Switzerland, Canton of Vaud Land and Property Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Cantons  ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Switzerland Research</h3>
*[[Switzerland - Appenzell Innerrhoden|Appenzell Innerrhoden]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Switzerland research.
*[[Switzerland - Appenzell Ausserrhoden|Appenzell Ausserrhoden]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
*[[Switzerland - Basel (Land)|Basel (Land)]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland Getting Started|Getting Started]]  
*[[Switzerland - Basel (Stadt)|Basel (Stadt)]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland What's the Next Step?|What's the Next Step?]]  
*[[Switzerland - Bern|Bern]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your Ancestor in the Records]]
*[[Switzerland - Fribourg|Fribourg]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland Church Records]]
 
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*[[Switzerland - Genève|Genève]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Glarus|Glarus]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Graubünden|Graubünden]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Jura|Jura]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Lucerne|Lucerne]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Neuchâtel|Neuchâtel]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Nidwalden|Nidwalden]]<br>  
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*[[Switzerland - Obwalden|Obwalden]]<br>  
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*[[Switzerland - St. Gallen|St. Gallen]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Schaffhausen|Schaffhausen]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Schwyz|Schwyz]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Solothurn|Solothurn]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Uri|Uri]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Vaud|Vaud]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Zug|Zug]]<br>
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*[[Switzerland - Zürich|Zürich]]<br>
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<h3>Switzerland Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Switzerland research.
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*[http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/famn/index.php?lg=e Register of Swiss Surnames] - see towns where family surname held citizenship
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*[[Switzerland Websites|Swiss websites]]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Switzerland.pdf Switzerland FHL Research Outline] - contains out-of-date links
 
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== Research Tools  ==
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{{Click|Image:Switzerland ORP.png|Switzerland Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
  
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==Switzerland Clickable Map==
  
*The list of [[Switzerland Websites|Switzerland Websites]] at the Family History Library will help you get started in your search for Swiss ancestors.
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Genealogical records are kept at the local level in Switzerland. Cantons:
*For German-speaking Swiss in Eastern Europe see the [[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]] Wiki page and the [http://www.feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies] (FEEFHS) Internet site.
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*Join the Switzerland Genealogy Research Community on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Switzerland-Genealogy-Research-Community/198083210292836 Facebook] and [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]!&nbsp;
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== Cantons  ==
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Switzerland.pdf BYU Research Outline for Switzerland]
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*[[Aargau Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Aargau]]<br>
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*[[Appenzell Innerrhoden Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Appenzell Innerrhoden]]<br>
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*[[Appenzell Ausserrhoden Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Appenzell Ausserrhoden]]<br>
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*[[Basel (Land) Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Basel (Land)]]<br>
 
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*[[Basel (Stadt) Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Basel (Stadt)]]<br>
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*[[Bern Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Bern]]<br>
 
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[[Image:Walkersbrunn-Kirche-Frontansicht-16-05-2005.jpg|thumb]]<br>Switzerland is a landlocked country surrounded by France, Austria, Germany and Italy. It is made up of several ethnic groups. In the east and central cantons, you will find mostly German speaking people making up about 65% of the total population. The French speakers are mostly in the western areas and are about 18% of the population. Italian language population in southern Switzerland, makes up about 10% of the population. In the canton of Graubunden, about 1% of the population has Romansch ancestry. To find out more about Switzerland, please go to the following links:
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*[[Fribourg Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Fribourg]]<br>
 
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*[[Genève Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Genève]]<br>
*[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sz.html CIA - The World Factbook - Switzerland]  
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*[[Glarus Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Glarus]]<br>
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland Switzerland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
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*[[Graubünden Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Graubünden]]<br>
 
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*[[Jura Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Jura]]<br>
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*[[Lucerne Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Lucerne]]<br>
 
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Did you know that Julius Billeter researched over 1200 Swiss families?&nbsp; Maybe yours is one of them!&nbsp; To check for these records click&nbsp;here&nbsp;[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SWITZERLAND/1997-02/0857027121 Bibliography of the works of Julius Billeter].&nbsp; [[Image:Flachsee Switzerland.jpg|thumb|center]]  
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*[[Neuchâtel Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Neuchâtel]]<br>  
 
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*[[Nidwalden Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Nidwalden]]<br>
For a listing of names searched see [http://www.ghgrb.ch.gic-web-bsd-019.genotec.ch/html/researchCorner/billeter.html Billeter Works] [in German].&nbsp;A helpful [http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/billet-e.htm commentary] on Julius Billeter's work is found on the [http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/sursou-e.htm Swiss Genealogy on the Internet] Web site. <br>  
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*[[Obwalden Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Obwalden]]<br>
 
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*[[St. Gallen Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|St. Gallen]]<br>
Did you know that The Swiss Republic is now over 715 years old, making it the oldest republic in the World?<br>  
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*[[Schaffhausen Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Schaffhausen]]<br>
 
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*[[Schwyz Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Schwyz]]<br>
== Help Wanted  ==
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*[[Solothurn Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Solothurn]]<br>
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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*[[Thurgau Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Thurgau]]<br>
 
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*[[Ticino Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Ticino]]<br>
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*[[Valais Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Valais]]<br>  
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*[[Vaud Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Vaud]]<br>
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*[[Zug Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Zug]]<br>
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*[[Zürich Canton, Switzerland Genealogy|Zürich]]<br>
 
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*[[Switzerland Getting Started|Getting Started]]
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*[[Switzerland What's the Next Step?|What's the Next Step?]]
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*[[Switzerland Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your Ancestor in the Records]]
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*[[Switzerland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Switzerland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Switzerland Names, Personal|Names Personal]]
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Switzerland Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Switzerland Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Switzerland is Sonja Nishimoto.

Guide to Swiss ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Switzerland is a landlocked country in Western and Central Europe surrounded by France, Austria, Germany and Italy. Switzerland's east and central cantons are primarily German speakers, western areas include many French speakers, and Italian speakers are found in southern Switzerland. The Swiss Republic is now over 715 years old, making it the oldest republic in the world.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Switzerland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Switzerland research.

Switzerland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Switzerland research.


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Switzerland Clickable Map

Genealogical records are kept at the local level in Switzerland. Cantons:

Cantons

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Switzerland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland, accessed 23 March 2016.