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Switzerland Place Name Indexes (In English & auf Deutsch)

Finding cities, towns, and other places by name is not always as simple a task as one might expect. For genealogists researching their ancestral origins, a lack of familiarity with local human geography of foreign countries along with language barriers and name changes, can make the research process all the more difficult. Having a complete […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 192 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the USA & Wales

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 192 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and Wales. Notable collection updates include the 314,910 images from the Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387–1936, collection, the 576,176 indexed records from the United States Veterans Administration […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, & Switzerland

The following is from FamilySearch Sept 17, 2013: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images from Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. Notable collection updates include the 1,459,211 indexed records and images from the England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1910, collection, the 534,245 indexed […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 5.7 Million Images to New Massachusetts Land Records Collection

The following Data is from FamilySearch May 30, 2013: FamilySearch has added more than 7.3 million images this week from Austria, Brazil, China, Honduras, Luxembourg, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 5,766,135 images from the new U.S., Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986, collection, the 337,367 images from the new Honduras, […]

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Switzerland Place Name Indexes

A complete list of place names for countries has obvious value to the family history researcher. However, a reverse alphabetical index may be even more valuable. Reverse indexes help researchers uncover town names when they have partial names but not complete names. Specifically, when they have the last part of a name, but not the […]

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76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org: 76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published […]

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Legendary Swiss Marksman William Tell – Freedom Fighter or Murderer?

The following excerpt is from a fascinating column posted in the September 29, 2011 edition of swissinfo.ch: Legendary Swiss marksman William Tell is often portrayed as a heroic freedom fighter. But when he killed the Habsburg bailiff, was it not the act of a murderer? In a new exhibition, the Neuchâtel Art and History Museum […]

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FamilySearch Adds 16M New Records, including those for Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, and the U.S.A.

The following news release was written by FamilySearch.org staff: 21 September 2011: Among the 16 million records added to FamilySearch.org this week, over six million are from the United States, including new collections from California, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. Additionally, five million new Civil Registration and Catholic Church records from Mexico […]

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New Historic Brazil & Honduras Records Online at FamilySearch.org

The following news release was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. New Historic Brazil and Honduras Records Online Six Additional Country Collections Also Updated More digital images poured out of the FamilySearch pipeline this week—over 2 million, in fact. Historic record collections for 8 countries were updated: Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Switzerland, U.S., […]

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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch: There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past […]

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Surname Distribution Maps for the USA, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Austria & Switzerland on dynastree.com

The following news release was written by dynastree.com staff. See my comments and direct links to the Foreign language sites at the end of the news release. Hamburg, August 11, 2009 – The family network dynastree.com features maps for showing the distribution of one’s surname for eight countries at the moment. Such maps are not […]

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Students do their Family Trees in Bressaucourt, Switzerland

Now and then we get word of a school project where the children are compiling their personal family histories. I just ran across an article from Bressaucourt, Switzerland telling about just such a project. Bressaucourt is a municipality in the district of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura. Under the direction of the school director […]

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“We Shall Not Stay Long” – The Story of Swiss-Italian Migrations

swissinfo has launched an interactive, multimedia special [website] aimed at people whose ancestors left Italian-speaking Switzerland for a better life abroad. The second half of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th was a period of great upheaval as millions of Europeans migrated to North and South America and Australia. Italian-speaking regions of Switzerland […]

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