Schwende, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland Genealogy

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Guide to Schwende, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Karte Gemeinde Schwende 2007.png

Geography[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Locations within Schwende[edit | edit source]

Surrounding Municipalities/Parishes[edit | edit source]

Hundwil (Appenzell Ausserrhoden)
Wildhaus (Sankt Gallen)

Collections[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

These records have a restriction for use only at a Family History Center near you:

  • Schwende Catholic: Kirchenbuch, 1768-1908. The chapel in Schwende belonged to the parish of St. Mauritius in Appenzell. In 1768, it obtained the right to baptize children; marriages and burials still occurred at St. Mauritius. In 1914, it was established as an independent parish.

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Schwende families:

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Surnames[edit | edit source]

The following surnames held citizenship in Schwende 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 Appenzell Innerrhoden

References[edit | edit source]

Register of Swiss Surnames

Historical Gazetteer of Switzerland