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Living family members of Samuel Baumgartner

I’m looking for living family members that are still living in Switzerland. Back in 1982 a family member came to the United State’s and brought over a family tree. I would love to connect with living ...
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Looking for roots of the Kobi family of Romanshorn and Winterthur, Switzerland

Elisabeth (Kobi) Conaway, daughter of Ernst Kobi and Klara Merz, immigrated to the U.S. The family has no further information.
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Seeking DNA-test for family membership of ancestor 400 years back along paternal lines?

I have foolishly accepted to act as an advisor to my uncle (on my mother's side), and find that I am quite unprepared to do so. He is trying to follow up a family tradition that his x-GF (all on his ...
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Searching for half-sisters from Switzerland?

I would like to locate my two half-sisters. My father (born in Kabul, Afghanistan) is their birth father from his first marriage to a Swiss born woman woman. My mother and father got married years ...
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Seeking death record for Jacob Schulthess who died in Wangen an der Aare prison in Switzerland?

Looking for the death record for Jacob Schulthess who died in Wangen an der Aare prison sometime between 1894 - Oct 1899 I am told he was sent to prison for accidentally shooting his mother in law ...
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Seeking birth record for Jacob Schulthess from Wangen an der Aare in Switzerland?

I'm just getting started researching my husband's family who came from Wangen an der Aare, Bern Canton, Switzerland. I'm looking for Jacob Schulthess birth record who was born 29 Jan 1892 in Wangen ...
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Jacob Schulthess Wangen an der Aare records [duplicate]

I'm just getting started researching my husband's family who came from Wangen an der Aare, Bern Canton, Switzerland. I'm looking for Jacob Schulthess birth record who was born 29 Jan 1892 in Wangen ...
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DNA test to prove/disprove blood relationship going back ten or twelve generations

On my mother's side I am related (in Southern Germany) to the B. family. My grandfather collected data back as far as my 10G-grandfather. I know nothing about his parents, although there is an old ...
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Connecting the Gassmanns of Untertürkheim and Fellbach

According to family lore, the Gassmann name around Stuttgart derives from two brothers who immigrated from the south (some say Switzerland, others Northern Italy) and settled, respectively, in ...
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Finding Death Record for Swiss lady who emigrated to US in 1880s?

My great grandmother Katherina Schober VonNeiderhauser Bahler: Was widowed (with 6 children) Then married Johannes Bahler Had one child with Johannes in Wattenvil, Switzerland Then immigrated to the ...
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Puzzling Swiss/French date abbreviation?

Does anyone know what the capital 'I' might represent in this date? There is no French month that begins with 'I', and the document uses numbers for months as well as spelled out month names ...
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Discovering what Swiss ancestors did for living (i.e. their occupations)?

I am researching my Swiss ancestors and although I have quite detailed family trees on both sides, I would like to know more about individual ancestors, specifically, what some of them did for a ...
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Country other than Switzerland where place of origin is not same as place of birth?

In Switzerland we have a system where the place of origin is not the place of birth - the place of origin is transmitted from father to son just like the surnames are, and is strongly linked with the ...
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Reasons for fleeing from Germany in the 1870s?

Two of my ancestors left two different part of Germany in the 1870s (Baden and Wurttemberg, which were at the time separate). They went first to Switzerland (La Chaux de Fonds) in 1874 where they met ...
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How to read Swiss Church Book / Kirchenbücher Collection Indexes?

I recently discovered the Swiss Church / Kirchenbücher book collections, and though you can locate them on FamilySearch, you have to view them in a LDS Family History center or library. This creates ...
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Where to find 1900 Swiss census for Bern?

I have a birth certificate for my grandfather Ernst Bachmann. He was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1903. I doesn't have very much information on it. It has his father's name but not his mothers name. ...
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Tracing my Swiss German roots through to World War I an unknown fallen soldier

My dilemma is finding out about my great-grandfather's war history. Here's a brief summary of what I know. My father is Swiss. His father was Swiss' and served as a border guard in world war II. It's ...
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Determining parents of 19th Century Swiss ancestor?

I started getting into genealogy thanks to Ancestry.com and I have run into a brick wall. I am looking for the parents of Christopher Stukey (born somewhere between 1843 and 1848 in Switzerland) his ...
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How to Trace Ancestors to Switzerland

Some of my Zimmerman ancestors emigrated from Switzerland to the United States (Tuscarawas, Ohio) in the mid 1800s. When I find them on U.S. Census records, there are a bunch of other Zimmerman ...
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Understanding marriage certificate (transfer?) in Nordrhein-Westfalen Archive?

This record is in the Nordrhein-Westfalen Archive (www.archive.nrw.de). The players: My GG Grandfather was Karl Theodor Brenner (CT Brenner), born near or in Overath on November 27th, 1811 . His ...
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Kollenborn in Romanshorn, Switzerland

It seems that my mother's family, Kollenborn, came from Romanshorn, Switzerland, near the German border and the Bodensee/Lake Constance (Konstanz). I have found Kollenborn to be an extremely rare ...