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Swiss Genealogy & Family History

Find genealogy and family history records and tutorials for Switzerland, including how to research your Swiss ancestors, archives, maps, lookup volunteers, online databases, history and other genealogical records.

Archives in Switzerland
A listing of the archives available in Switzerland with addresses and information on their holdings.

Genealogical Sources in Switzerland
An excellent overview of a variety of sources available for genealogical research in Switzerland, including the time periods covered and availability.

Genealogy in French-Speaking Switzerland
Available in French and English, this site does an excellent job of discussing genealogy in Switzerland with an emphasis on the French-speaking areas.

A searchable index of manuscript collections held in Swiss libraries and archives.

Introduction to Researching Swiss Ancestors
An excellent introduction to Swiss genealogy.

Maps and Geography of Switzerland
  Maps and other good geographical information for Switzerland and its cities, from About.com Geography Guide, Matt Rosenberg.

Swiss Genealogy on the Internet
An excellent beginning point for anyone researching their ancestry in Switzerland, with background information, links to valuable data, and a choice of four languages.

Switzerland for Visitors
   Planning to travel to Switzerland to do your research?  Check out About.com Switzerland/Austria for Visitors, where guide Cheryl Imboden tells you everything you need to know about visiting Switzerland.

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