Altstätten Parish, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland Genealogy

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Guide to Altstätten Parish, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Geography[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Locations within Altstätten[edit | edit source]

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The following church records are available from the State Archive of Sankt Gallen for Altstätten:

Evangelical Reformed[edit | edit source]

Baptisms (1588-1662, 1662-1669) and marriages (1621-1653)
Baptisms (1670-1713), confirmations (1690-1713), marriages (1690-1713), and burials (1690-1713)
Baptisms (1714-1740), marriages (1714-1740, and burials (1714-1740)
Baptisms (1740-1771, 1741-1758), marriages (1741-1771), and burials (1741-1771)
Baptisms (1772-1805), marriages (1772-1805), and burials (1772-1805)
Confirmations (1804-1855)
Baptisms (1806-1839), confirmations (1806-1837), marriages (1806-1839), and burials (1806-1839)
Baptisms (1840-1887) and confirmations (1840-1894)
Marriages (1840-1894), burials (1840-1894)
Family book, volume 1 (1779-1850)
Family book, volume 2 (1779-1889)
Family book, volume 3 (1840-1906)
Family book (volume 4) (1840-1911)
Family book, volume 5 (1877-1908)
Family book: index of illegitimate children (1800-1907)
Family book, register of non-citizen residents (1840-1925) -- unavailable online

Catholic[edit | edit source]

Baptisms (1630-1655)
Baptisms (1656-1753), confirmations (1688-1746), and marriages (1656-1753)
Burials (1657-1753)
Baptisms (1754-1776), confirmations (1755-1766), marriages (1754-1776), and burials (1754-1776)
Index baptisms (1754-)
Baptisms (1778-1789), marriages (1778-1789), and burials (1778-1789)
Baptisms (1808-1841) and confirmations (1819-1864)
Marriages (1808-1841)
Burials (1808-1841)
Baptisms (1842-1870)
Marriages (1842-1876)
Burials (1842-1870)
Baptisms (1871-1898)
Burials (1871-1932)
Marriages (1877-1942) -- unavailable online
Baptisms (1898-1932) -- unavailable online
Family book, volume l (1759-1810)
Family book, volume 2 (1791-1897)
Family book, volume 3 (1817-1854)
Family book, volume 4 (1776-1870)
Family book, volume 1 (1804-1898)
Land records (1490-1538)

Census Records[edit | edit source]

(see here for article describing the Zürich census records)

The following censuses are available for Altstätten:

Census Year FHL Film number Item number Beginning page
1634 1185140 2 783
1637 1185142 2 625
1640 1185144 1 843
1643 1185147 1 827
1646 1185148 2 981
1649 1185150 1 541
1671 1185155 2 751
1678 1185157 2 609
1682 1185161 2 35
1689 1185166 1 593
1694 1185166 1 545
1710 1185172 2 343
1752 1185178 2 1245

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Altstätten families:

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Surnames[edit | edit source]

The following surnames held citizenship in Altstätten prior to 1875:

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

The town's website (in German) can be found here.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Cantonal Archive of Sankt Gallen

References[edit | edit source]

Register of Swiss Surnames

Historical Gazetteer of Switzerland