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Tithing records
Registres de la dime
Registri della decima)

Research use: Useful in determining residence and possible place of origin prior to or in place of church records.

Record type: Lists of tithes payers.

Time Period: 1400-1876.

Contents: Names, date of payment, place of residence, sometimes places of origin and of family citizenship.

Location: State and city archives, diocesan and parish archives.

Population coverage: 5-10%.

Reliability: Good.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Switzerland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1998.