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You may wish to contact a Swiss genealogical society whose interests are similar to yours. They often have conferences where you can learn about resources in helping you with your research needs. Many have periodicals and websites that deal with Swiss research.

A society aimed at helping you with your research is The Swiss Genealogical Society . This society has a publication which you can subscribe to and you can read portions of past issues online.

Another society is Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society in South Carolina.

A website which lists many other Swiss Genealogical Societies is Distant Cousin

Genealogical Societies[edit | edit source]

Societies in the United States[edit | edit source]

Orangeburgh German Swiss Genealogical Society
Mailing Address:
PO Box 974
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Website: https://www.ogsgs.org/

Ancestry.com has message boards for a Switzerland.

Link: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.weurope.switzerland/mb.ashx

kunden eye also has mailing lists for Switzerland.

Link: https://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/contac-e.htm

Societies in Switzerland[edit | edit source]

Swiss Society for Genealogical Studies

Zentralschweizerische Gesellschaft für Familienforschung (Central Swiss Society for Family History)

Genealogisch-Heraldische Gesselschaft Ostschweiz (GHGO) (Genealogical-Heraldic Society of East Switzerland)

  • Covers cantons Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Sankt Gallen, and Thurgau
  • Website: https://www.ghgo.ch/

Genealogisch-Heraldische Gesellschaft Bern (GHGB) (Genealogical-Heraldic Society of Bern)

Genealogisch-Heraldische Gesellschaft der Regio Basel (GHGRB) (Genealogical-Heraldic Society of the Region of Basel)

Genealogisch-Heraldische Gesellschaft Zürich (GHGZ) (Genealogical-Heraldic Society of Zürich)

Rätische Vereinigung für Familienforschung (RVFF) (Rhaetian Association for Family History)

Cercle vaudois de Généalogie (Vaud Circle of Genealogy)

Cercle généalogique de l'ancien Evêché de Bâle (Genealogical Circle of the Ancient Bishopric of Basel}

Société Neuchâteloise de Généalogie (Neuchâtel Society of Genealogy)

Société Genevoise de Généalogie (Genève Society of Genealogy)

Institut fribourgeois d'héraldique et de généalogie (Fribourg Institute of Heraldry and Genealogy)

Association valaisanne d'études généalogiques (Valais Association of Genealogical Studies)

Società Genealogical della Svizzera Italiana (SGSI) (Genealogical Society of Italian Switzerland)

Swiss Society for Jewish Genealogy

Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Swiss American Historical Society
Email: albert_winkler@byu.edu
Website: https://www.swiss-american-historical-society.org/

Grundy County Swiss Historical Society
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 69
Gruetli-Laager, TN 37339
Email: info@swisshistoricalsociety.org
Website: http://www.swisshistoricalsociety.org/

Swiss Community Historical Society
8350 Bixel Rd
Bluffton, Ohio
Email: swisshistorical@gmail.com
Website: https://swisshistorical.org/

The Swiss Historical Village and Museum
612 7th Ave
New Glarus, WI
Telephone: (608) 527-2317
Website: https://www.swisshistoricalvillage.org/

Swiss National Museum
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
8021 Zürich
Telephone: +41 44 218 65 11
Email: info@nationalmuseum.ch
Website: https://www.nationalmuseum.ch/en

Other Societies[edit | edit source]