Bettlach parish, Solothurn, Switzerland Genealogy

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Guide to Bettlach parish, Solothurn, 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]

A Catholic parish church was located in Bettlach. The parish covers of about 5 square miles and had a total population of about 370 people in 1798 and about 600 people in 1850. Prior to 1709 Bettlach belonged to the parish in Grenchen.

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Municipalities within Bettlach[edit | edit source]

Gemeinden or Municipalities

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Bettlach Gemeinde[edit | edit source]

Surnames[edit | edit source]

The community or gemeinde of Bettlach was the heimat or ancestral home for over 20 surnames. The Register of Swiss Surnames provides the surnames associated with every gemeinde or community in Switzerland. The register provides correct spellings for surnames and place names.

Locations[edit | edit source]

A google map of Bettlach shows it in relation to the surrounding area.

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

There are numerous compiled genealogies that have been created since 1900; however, they need to verified by researching the parish registers since it has been proven that a percentage of them are inaccurate.

The following genealogies have been researched for Bettlach families:

Collections[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Guide to Bettlach online Kirchenbuch; Before 1709 see Grenchen parish records

film item Time period Description Online Record
1600144 2 1709-1875 baptism, marriages, deaths, confirmation here

Civil Registration

film item Time period Description Online Record
1687902 3 1836-1855 Births, marriages, death here
1687902 4 1856-1875 Births, marriages, deaths here

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Bettlach is located in Lebern District. Probate records are on online from 1678 to 1850. There is a comprehensive index of the 26 microfilms in this collection that are now online. The index and records in this collection cover the west part of Lebern District. This includes the communites of - Grenchen, Bettlach, Selzach, and Lommiswil.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

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