Talk:Switzerland Genealogy

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This article needs a lot of work!  The flag is the wrong shape, the Swiss flag is square!  The list of cantons needs both the correct names (such as Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft) and, in those cases where they are commonly used, the alternate names of the Cantons in French or German.  Genealogists are frequently confused about Cantons, citizenship, where to find church records, privacy laws, languages, history, emigration, geography, naming practices, etc.  Links to other wiki articles relating to Swiss genealogy are needed.

This is a stub article just the beginning of an article and this being a Wiki, all are invited to add.  Please help us with your wonderful knowledge by adding it to this page and any others that need help.  Thanks Sandralpond 13:10, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Naming of Cantons

I think that the naming of the cantons should be reflected in the naming of the pages. Switzerland - Bern = Bern Canton, Switzerland
Switzerland - Bern or Switzerland - Uri or Switzerland - Fribourg, etc. does not reflect that this refers to a canton.
Since these pages are in the early stages of development some thought should go into the proper naming of Canton pages and other pages.
Donjgen 18:36, 30 November 2013 (UTC)