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| title = Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1831
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Suisse, Fribourg, Recensement, 1831 (French) <br>Schweiz, Freiburg, Volkszählung, 1831 (German)  
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| title_language =  Schweiz, Freiburg, Volkszählung, 1831; Suisse, Fribourg, Recensement, 1831
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Switzerland Websites]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.integration-in-bonn.de/en/residence-permission/naturalization-receiving-german-citizenship.html Naturalization: Receiving German Citizenship] (in German) 
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.einbuergern.de/content/e995/e1829/index_ger.html German Naturalization] (in German)
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.theswisscenter.org/links-to-records Swiss Center]
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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These collections contain records from the 1831 Switzerland, Fribourg censuses.
  
This collection is primarily a statistical census only--it gives the number of individuals living at a house, but very few names and those are often the proprietor rather than the occupant. Many images contain no names whatsoever. The original records are located in the Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland.  
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They are primarily statistical censuses only--they give the number of individuals living at a house, but very few names are included.  Of those that are included, many are often the proprietor rather than the occupant. Many images contain no names whatsoever. The original records are located in the Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland.  
  
 
For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2142771/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2142771/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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For information on the content and use of these records see the wiki article [[Switzerland, Fribourg, Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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=== Sample Images  ===
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Image:Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1831 (13-0317) 1831 Census DGS 7327342_195.jpg|1831 Census
 
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Image:Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1811-1880 DGS 007327342 270.jpg|1831 Census
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'''These records''' may contain the following information:
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*Head of household
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*Full name of each person in the household
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*Where each person was born
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*Age of each person
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*Occupation
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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For information on the content and use of these records see the wiki article [[Switzerland, Fribourg, Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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'''To search by image:'''
  
=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "District" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Item of Interest" category which takes you directly to the images.
  
These records are in French and German. For help with reading the records see the following wiki articles:<br>
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
*[[Switzerland Language and Languages]]
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'''When searching:'''
*[[German Word List]]
 
*[[French Wordlist]]
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.
  
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. This would include such information as a place of birth that could give clues about the family's former residence. Use this information to search records in that area at the time the family would have been there.
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===                         
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.                           
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Switzerland_Vital_Records_Index vital records indexes] in the country.                 
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*When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.                         
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*[[Switzerland Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.                         
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===                             
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.                                 
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*While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.                         
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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.                         
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.                         
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.                       
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Switzerland Societies|local genealogical societies]].
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
  
*[[Switzerland]]
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==Citing this Collection==
*[[Switzerland, Fribourg, Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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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.  
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==How You Can Contribute ==
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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Record Description
Record Type: Census
Collection years: 1831
Languages: German, French
Title in the Languages: Schweiz, Freiburg, Volkszählung, 1831; Suisse, Fribourg, Recensement, 1831
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg


What is in the Collection?

These collections contain records from the 1831 Switzerland, Fribourg censuses.

They are primarily statistical censuses only--they give the number of individuals living at a house, but very few names are included. Of those that are included, many are often the proprietor rather than the occupant. Many images contain no names whatsoever. The original records are located in the Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland.

For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

For information on the content and use of these records see the wiki article Switzerland, Fribourg, Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Head of household
  • Full name of each person in the household
  • Where each person was born
  • Age of each person
  • Occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1831.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "District"
⇒Select the appropriate "Item of Interest" category which takes you directly to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family.

You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. This would include such information as a place of birth that could give clues about the family's former residence. Use this information to search records in that area at the time the family would have been there.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records indexes in the country.
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

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.  

Collection Citation:

“Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1831.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2016. Citing Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland [Fribourg State Archives, Switzerland].

Image Citation:

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, Fribourg, Census, 1831.

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