Kappel Parish, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland Genealogy

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Guide to Kappel 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 Kappel[edit | edit source]

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

Evangelical Reformed[edit | edit source]

The Reformed parish of Kappel was established in 1679. Before 1679, parishioners belonged to the parish of Krummenau.

Baptisms (1679-1815), marriages (1679-1814), and burials (1679-1814)
Baptisms (1815-1840), confirmations (1815-1840), marriages (1815-1840), and burials (1815-1840)
Baptisms (1821-1840), confirmations (1821-1840), marriages (1821-1840), and burials (1821-1840)
Baptisms (1841-1889) and confirmations (1841-1894)
Marriages (1841-1870) and burials (1841-1919)

Family book index (1850-)
Family book volume 1 H1K (1808-1909)
Family book volume 2 H2K (1802-1909)
Family book volume 3 H3K (1794-1928) -- unavailable online
Family book volume 4 H4K (1820-1907)
Family book volume 5 H5K (1867-1909)
Family book volume 6 H6K (1902-1943) -- unavailable online
Family book volume 7 H7K (1857-1948) -- unavailable online

Catholic[edit | edit source]

Baptisms (1672-1729), confirmations (1680-1727), and marriages (1675-1725)
Baptisms (1728-1829), confirmations (1737-1872), marriages (1728-1828), and burials (1728-1830)
Baptisms (1829-1890), marriages (1831-1915), and burials (1830-1915)
Baptisms (1891-1962) -- unavailable online

Family book (1794-1854)
Family book (1814-1881)

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Kappel families:

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Surnames[edit | edit source]

The following surnames held citizenship in Kappel 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