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.

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, marriages, and burials (1588-1669)
Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials (1670-1713)
Baptisms, marriages, and burials (1714-1740)
Baptisms, marriages, and burials (1740-1771)
Baptisms, marriages, and burials (1772-1805)
Confirmations (1804-1855)
Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials (1806-1839)
Baptisms 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]

Ehebuch (1877 (ca.)-1942 (ca.))
Ehebuch Bd.ll (1842 (ca.)-1876 (ca.))
Ehebuch Bd.lll (1808 (ca.)-1841 (ca.))
Familienbuch Bd.l (1759 (ca.)-1810 (ca.))
Familienbuch Bd.lll (1817 (ca.)-1854 (ca.))
Familienbuch Bd.lV (1776 (ca.)-1870 (ca.))
Familienbuch Bd.1 (1804 (ca.)-1898 (ca.))
Familienbuch Bd.2 (1791 (ca.)-1897 (ca.))
Register Taufbuch (1754 (ca.)-)
Tauf-, Ehe- und Firmbuch (1656 (ca.)-1753 (ca.))
Tauf-, Ehe- und Totenbuch (1778 (ca.)-1850 (ca.))
Tauf-, Firm-, Ehe und Totenbuch (1754 (ca.)-1776 (ca.))
Tauf- und Firmbuch (1808 (ca.)-1841 (ca.))
Taufbuch (1630 (ca.)-1655 (ca.))
Taufbuch (1842 (ca.)-1870 (ca.))
Taufbuch (1871 (ca.)-1898 (ca.))
Taufbuch (1898 (ca.)-1932 (ca.))
Totenbuch (1657 (ca.)-1753 (ca.))
Totenbuch Bd. 1 (1871 (ca.)-1932 (ca.))
Totenbuch Bd. 2 (1842 (ca.)-1870 (ca.))
Totenbuch Bd. 3 (1808 (ca.)-1841 (ca.))
Urbarbuch (1490 (ca.)-1538 (ca.))

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