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Canton Bern (BE)

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DEUTSCH / ENGLISH / FRANÇAIS / ITALIANO

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:



is part of this map of Switzerland
24 Zivilstandsämter (de / fr)
26 districts
258 parishhes
396 political communities

5'959 km2 surface

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DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

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HISTORY:

History of canton Berne (chronology)

Geschichte des Kantons Bern seit 1798 : History of the Canton Bern since 1798 (actually - some chapters begin somewhat earlier) - an extensive text in German.

To the Oberaargau, district of canton Bern - die Freiherren von Gruenenberg (the Barons of Gruenenberg)

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GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES:

The local genealogical society is
GENEALOGISCH-HERALDISCHE GESELLSCHAFT BERN

If you have questions about genealogical research in Kanton Bern you may contact

- in case you don't find an e-mail contact for your village of interest amongst the Regional Contacts.

Just keep in mind, that all these volunteers are amateur genealogists, answering your questions in their spare time.
==> please give them sufficient time to respond <==

Please, do not re-submit your query after too short a time - this would only create duplication of work !

You are further invited to discuss your questions with other researchers interested in canton Bern on the "Genealogieforum Bern" (dialogue in German or French). The archive is open to visitors to read; in order to be able to respond or start a new thread, however, registration (free of charge) is required. When posting, please, keep in mind that only topics related to Bern should be placed here; for topics related to other regions, please, change to the corresponding canton or to the forum for Switzerland in general (dialogue in German or French).

The local historical society is
HISTORISCHER VEREIN DES KANTONS BERN

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OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES:

Federal Archives and Libraries :
Archive federales
Archivstr. 24
3005 Bern
Schweizerische Landesbibliothek
Hallwylstr. 15
3003 Bern
County Archives and Libraries :
State Archive of Berne
Falkenplatz 4
3011 Bern
opening hours : Tu-Th 8:00-12/13-17:00; Fr 8:00-12/13-16:30
City Archives and Libraries :
Stadt- und Universitaetsbibliothek
Muenstergasse 61-63
Postfach
3000 Bern 7
Burgerbibliothek
Muenstergasse 63
3000 Bern 7
opening hours : Mo through Fr, 9:00-17:00
Historisches Archiv der Burgergemeinde Burgdorf
Bernstr. 5
3400 Burgdorf

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NON-GENEALOGICAL PAGES ON THE CANTON

1. Official Home Page of the Kanton : www.be.ch

2. Home Pages of Tourist Offices and the like :

3. Private Pages on Kanton :

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GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

1. Family Pages and Regional Contacts

2. Sources

List of all locations, for which sources have been filmed by LDS (the Mormons).

Churchbooks on CD

The places of the Republic of Berne (1838 / 1844)

Rodel weggezogener Mannrechten (1694 - 1754)

MEN OF BERN: The 1798 Bürgerverzeichnisse of Canton Bern, Switzerland

Passport register of Canton Bern (1838 - 1887)

Church records at the State Archive (missing parishes)

Letter about immigration to America (1854)

Members of GHGB have transcribe Feuerstättenverzeichnis des Kanton Berns von 1653 (list of places width fire in canton Berne from 1653 / GHGB - Forschung)

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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE

Toni Siegenthaler: Von der Entstehung und Entwicklung des Heimatrechtes im Kanton Bern. Zeitschrift für Zivilstandswesen, Juni 1982, S.1-7. (in German)

Erste urkundliche Erwähnung des Iseli Geschlechtes, 1348, in Fontes Rerum Bernensium, Bd. 7, Bern, 1893, S. 316 f. (in Middle High German)

Familie Iseli von Grafenried : Artikel von Dr. O. Marti, erschienen in Sonntagsblatt des Schweizer Bauer, 1953, Nr. 14, S. 110 f. (Parts of the text, in German)

Familie Iseli von Jegenstorf : Artikel von Dr. O. Marti, erschienen in Sonntagsblatt des Schweizer Bauer, 1953, Nr. 40, S. 316 f. (Parts of the text, in German]

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This page is maintained by Walter Sommer. / Last updated 06 July 2008 (ws).
Tim Philipp and Erich Iseli has contributed to this page.
Please forward any comments and/or additions to this webpage to the WebMasterCH.