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Fribourg, Switzerland
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Location of Fribourg, Switzerland
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Location of Switzerland
Record Description
Record Type: Census
Collection years: 1834
Languages: German, French
Title in the Language: Schweiz, Freiburg, Volkszählung, 1834; Suisse, Fribourg, Recensement, 1834
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains records from the 1834 census conducted in Canto of Fribourg, Switzerland. Records may contain the name, birthplace, age, martial status, and occupation of listed individuals.

The original records are located in the Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg, Switzerland. They are written in French and German. For help reading these records, see the section For Help Reading these Records.

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Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Switzerland, Fribourg, Census (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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  • Full name of each person in the household
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  • Age of each person
  • Occupation

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Collection Citation

"Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1834." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg (Fribourg State Archives, Fribourg).

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