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Canton Graubünden/Grisons (GR)

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General Information


GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

Graubünden From Independent Jurisdiction to Cantonal District. Click on the map below for details on each district.

[ Graubünden Map ]

Useful Historical Maps

Die Gemeindenamen Graubündens from Rätisches Namenbuch. (JPG: 920K)
Karte des Freistaats der III Buende zur Zeit seiner Groessten Ausdehnung. (GIF: 113K)
Karte des Bistums Chur. (GIF:117K)
Karte der Praehistorischen und Roemischen Siedelungen in Graubünden. (GIF: 217K)
Rhaetian Republic Communes.(GIF: 110K)
19c atlas of the Roman world: Rhaetia. (JPG: 764K)

Kreiswappen Kanton Graubünden. List of communities in the Kanton with associated Crests.

Complete list of communities taken from Mario von Moos' location index in Canton Graubünden.

Complete list of towns as indexed in the Volkszählung 1835 Graubünden. Included is the Jurisdiction and the LDS Film number. Under construction is the transcribed census data for these towns. Check this list for your town.

More specific information is available for the following locations:

See also "regional contacts" for names of districts.

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DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

Information about the Kanton Graubünden includes basic statistics : area, population, capital.

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HISTORY:

Graubünden From Independent Jurisdiction to Cantonal District. Click on the map above for details on each district.

Les châteaux (Castles) du Canton des Grisons (in French)

Wir Walser

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GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES:

The local genealogical societies are :

RÄTISCHE VEREINIGUNG FÜR FAMILIENFORSCHUNG

and

SOCIETA GENEALOGICA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA(Italian speaking part only)

If you have questions about genealogical research in Kanton Graubünden you may also contact

unless there is a "regional e-mail contact" listed for the location (village) of your interest.

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 <==

You are further invited to discuss your questions with other researchers interested in canton Grisons on the "Genealogieforum Graubünden" (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 Grisons 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).

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OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES:

County Archives and Libraries :
Staatsarchiv
Reichsgasse 37
CH - 7001 Chur
Kantonsbibliothek
Karlihofplatz
CH - 7001 Chur

List of Libraries and Archives: Graubünden

Homepage des Bistums Chur (in German)

Evangelisch-Reformierte Landeskirche des Kantons Graubünden (in German)

Form letters for Swiss/German genealogy

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NON-GENEALOGICAL PAGES ON THE CANTON

1.Official Home Page of Canton : (none)

2. Home Pages of Tourist Offices and the like :

3. Private Pages on Canton :

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GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

1. Family Pages and Regional e-mail Contacts

2. Sources

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

Tim Philipp philipp@mindspring.com owns and is willing to do lookups in the book: "Rätisches Namenbuch BAND III Die Personennamen Graubündens mit Ausblicken auf Nachbargebiete" by Konrad Huber, Francke Verlag Bern, 1986. A continuation of the work begun by Robert von Planta and Andrea Schorta, Rätisches Namenbuch is over 1000 pages of surnames with corresponding etymology. (GERMAN)

Caley Gredig crazycrittr@earthlink.net has the following films on indefinite loan at a local FHC Click Here to view the list.

Genealogies in Susch church records

Shirley Kaiser SKaiser553@aol.com is researching the Senti family from Seewis and records on indefinate loan.

Amerikanerbriefe: Transcription of travel letters written in 1844 detailing the trip from Switzerland to Hermann Missouri (in German).
Letters from America : Translation of the above travel letters.

Auswanderung aus Untervaz während des 19. Jahrhunderts (Emigration from Untervaz during the 19th century) by Martin Krättli (in German).
click here to FTP this the above .DOC

Jecklin von Hohenrealta

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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE

Early Modern Democracy in the Grisons by Dr. Randolph C. Head email address: randolph.head@ucr.edu Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Be sure to look at the Bibliography on Graubünden (108K) from his dissertation.

Library of Citations regarding the History of Graubünden.

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MISCELLANEOUS

Wappen der Anno 1854 lebenden Geschlechter der Stadt CHUR / Wappen der Anno 1887 lebenden Bürgergeschlechter der Stadt CHUR (Coats of arms of Chur citizen families prospering in 1854 and 1887 respectively)

Maria Anna Padrutt (1727-1785): detailed description of the last witch trial in Graubünden (in German).

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This page is maintained by Tim Philipp. / Last updated 04 January 2006(wws).
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