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carolinewhitehall
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Switzerland General Information

Post by carolinewhitehall » Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:40 pm

Can anyone inform me which is the best website for tracing family tree members in Switzerland. Used familysearchorg and found my 2 nieces but
cannot trace my sisters marrIAGE THERE AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. iF ANYONE CAN POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIECTION THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

arthurk
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Re: Switzerland General Information

Post by arthurk » Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:25 am

I don't have any experience of researching in Switzerland, but when faced with a new country I'd always have a look at Cyndi's List:

https://www.cyndislist.com/

Go to Categories, then there's a whole section for Switzerland. You won't find any actual records there, but you may find links to sites that do have them, as well as other guidance etc.
Kennedy (PER > LKS > ARM > England); Campbell, Rutherford, McDonald, Sinclair (all PER)
Wilson, Millar (RFW & LKS); Duncan (LKS); Hastings (KKD) (all > WRY)

WilmaM
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Re: Switzerland General Information

Post by WilmaM » Sat Apr 02, 2022 11:11 am

I checked on find my past and just searching for Switzerland brought up "Switzerland Marriage Index 1532-1910" lists, there also seems to be :
British Armed Forces And Overseas Births And Baptisms
British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials
British Armed Forces And Overseas Banns And Marriages
Switzerland Baptisms 1491-1940
Switzerland Marriage Index 1532-1910
Switzerland Burials 1613-1875

Without using any names it's hard to see what else there may be, I'm not sure if the time scales are right for your searching either, but it may give a jumping off point for you or others.
Wilma

carolinewhitehall
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Re: Switzerland General Information

Post by carolinewhitehall » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:28 pm

Its after 1910 I need but will see what else I can find out for peoples suggestions. Thank you everyone.

carolinewhitehall
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Re: Switzerland General Information

Post by carolinewhitehall » Sun Apr 03, 2022 7:11 pm

Looking at 1940s and forward.

Currie
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Re: Switzerland General Information

Post by Currie » Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:41 pm

Seems to be heaps of free Swiss newspaper archives online. I’ve never researched Swiss so no idea how they all work. Maybe they’ll crop up there.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... witzerland

Alan

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