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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Jewish History in Switzerland[edit | edit source]

  • For more information on the history of Jews in Switzerland, read the Wikipedia article.
  • For a Jewish population density map of Europe in 1900, click here.

JewishGen.org[edit | edit source]

  • Find others, possibly cousins, searching for your family name in the same countries, cities, and villages. Search by clicking JewishGen Family Finder. Free registration required.

Switzerland Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths in Switzerland started as early as 1799, depending on canton. For more information, click here.

Jewish Arrivals In Switzerland, 1938-1945[edit | edit source]

  • Find an explanation of the database by clicking here.
  • The above is part of JewishGen's Holocaust Database. To search this database, click here.

Genealogical Periodicals[edit | edit source]

  • A helpful periodical regarding Jews in Switzerland is Maajan-Die Quelle which can be seen at the Family History Library.
    Maajan-Die Quelle, Zeitschrift fuer Jüdische Familienforschung.
    Organ der Schweizerischen Vereinigung für Jüdische Genealogie und der Hamburger Gesellschaft für Jüdische Genealogie E.V.
    Periodical 1987-present.
    The call number at the Family History Library is 949.4 D25m and their website is Schweizerische Vereinigung für Jüdische Genealogie.