Birwinken, Thurgau, Switzerland Genealogy

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Birwinken is a civil parish in Canton Thurgau, and is comprised of the villages of Andwil, Birwinken, Buch, Guntershausen, Happerswil, Klarsreuti, and Mattwil.

  • Catholics in the villages of Andwil belonged to the parish of Sulgen.
  • Catholics in the villages of Birwinken, Guntershausen, and Mattwil belonged to the parish of Berg.
  • Catholics in the villages of Buch, Happerswil, and Klarsreuti belonged to the parish of Altnau.
  • Protestants in the village of Andwil belonged to the parish of Andwil.
  • Protestants in the village of Birwinken, Happerswil, and Klarsreuti belonged to the parish of Birwinken.
  • Protestants in the village of Buch belonged to the parish of Langrickenbach.
  • Protestants in the village of Guntershausen belonged to the parish of Sulgen.

For records, see the entries for these parishes.

History[edit | edit source]

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Locations within Birwinken[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Birwinken families:

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census Year FHL Film number Item number Beginning page
1634 1185140 2 677
1635 1185140 2 311
1637 1185142 2 479
1640 1185144 1 661
1643 1185147 1 685
1646 1185148 2 907
1649 1185150 1 377
1670 1185155 2 583
1676 1185156 3 781
1679 1185156 3 1099
1682 1185161 1 739
1687 1185161 3 263
1694 1185166 1 345
1710 1185171 2 71
1722 185177 2 539

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Surnames[edit | edit source]

The following surnames held citizenship in Birwinken prior to 1875:

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

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

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Register of Swiss Surnames

Historical Gazetteer of Switzerland