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Canton Schwyz (SZ)

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GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

Map with links to district (Bezirke) and community (Gemeinden) information

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DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

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

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HISTORY: 

A brief history

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GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES:

The local genealogical society is
ZENTRALSCHWEIZERISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FR FAMILIENFORSCHUNG

You are further invited to discuss your questions with other researchers interested in canton Schwyz on the "Genealogieforum Schwyz" (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 Schwyz 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 SCHWYZ

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OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES:

County Archive and Library :
Staatsarchiv (list of coats of arms at the archive)
Bahnhofstr. 20
CH - 6430 Schwyz
 
opening hours : Mon through Fri 8-12 / 14-17
Kantonsbibliothek
Ital-Reding-Hofstatt
CH - 6430 Schwyz

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NON-GENEALOGICAL PAGES ON THE CANTON

1. Official Home Page of the Canton

2. Home Pages of Tourist Offices and the like:

3. Private Pages on Canton:

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GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

1. Family Pages

2. Sources

All church records (prior to 1875) of the canton have been filmed and may be viewed at Staatsarchiv (as there are only 2 film readers available, prior booking is recommended). Only few parishes are also available via LDS (online index).

Collection of "Trauerbilder" (funeral cards) at the State Archive.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE

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MISCELLANEOUS

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This provisional page is maintained by Tim Philipp. / Last updated 26 November 2006(wws).
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