Determining parents of 19th Century Swiss ancestor?

How do you research Swiss ancestors?

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family:

  1. Switzerland Genealogy Research Community on FamilySearch.
  2. Central Europe Genealogy Research Community (Facebook)
  3. Switzerland Course in the Learning Center.
  4. FamilySearch Historical Records.
  5. Family History Center locator map.

How do I find my family history in Switzerland?


  1. HelveticArchives – the archive database of the Swiss National Library.
  2. Genealogical Society of Italian Switzerland/La Società Genealogica della Svizzera Italiana. …
  3. Kirchenbücher online – Appenzell Ausserrhoden. …
  4. Switzerland, Baptisms, 1491-1940 – FamilySearch.
  5. Switzerland, Marriages, 1532-1910 – FamilySearch.

How do I find birth records in Switzerland?

A starting point for your Swiss research could be the free online Switzerland Vital Records Index from FamilySearch. This index has information from births or christenings, marriages and deaths or burials throughout Switzerland.

What is the ancestry of Switzerland?

Cultural history and national identity

The Swiss populace historically derives from an amalgamation of Gallic or Gallo-Roman, Alamannic and Rhaetic stock. Their cultural history is dominated by the Alps, and the alpine environment is often cited as an important factor in the formation of the Swiss national character.

What is the most common surname in Switzerland?


The most common Swiss last name is Müller, which means “miller” in English. You’ll find Müllers mainly in the German-speaking cantons, which make up most of the land area of Switzerland.

Is there a Swiss royal family?

The main members of the royal family are King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and their children with families. The King and Queen have three children, the first-born being Crown Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée, Duchess of Västergötland, born on 14 July 1977.

Does Switzerland have a census?

Since 2010, the population census has been carried out and analysed annually in a new format by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). In order to ease the burden on the population, the information is primarily drawn from population registers and supplemented by sample surveys.

How can I get a copy of my birth certificate in Switzerland?

You may request a birth certificate from the civil register office at your place of birth. Birth certificates cost CHF 30 plus postage.

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