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Canton Zürich (ZH)

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GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

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DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

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

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HISTORY:

Geschichte des Kantons Zürich (History of the canton Zürich, in German, abstracted from Schweizer Lexikon, Verlag Schweizer Lexikon, Horw 1998).

Die Täufer von Zürich 1525 und ihre internationalen Auswirkungen bis in die Gegenwart (The Zürich Anabaptists of 1525 and their international influence to the present day - in German).

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GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES:

The local genealogical society is the
GENEALOGISCH-HERALDISCHE GESELLSCHAFT ZÜRICH

You are further invited to discuss your questions with other researchers interested in canton Zürich on the "Genealogieforum Zürich" (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 Zürich 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 the
ANTIQUARISCHE GESELLSCHAFT IN ZÜRICH (in German).
Canton society for history and antiquity.

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OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES:

National Museum : incl. subjects like heraldry
Museumstr. 2 (next to mains station)
Postfach
CH - 8023 Zürich
Opening hours Library : Tue and Thur 8-12 / Tue through Fri 13:30-16:30
County Archive and Libraries :
Staatsarchiv (and their genealogy information : German only)
Wintherthurerstr. 170 (im Irchelpark)
CH - 8057 Zürich
Opening hours reading room : Tuesday through Friday 7:45-17:15 / Saturday 7:45-11:45
Zentralbibliothek (large collection of genealogical references)
Zaehringerplatz 6
CH - 8001 Zürich
City Archives :
Stadtarchiv Zürich
Haus zum Rech
Neumarkt 4
CH - 8001 Zürich
also houses the Library of Genealogisch-Heraldische Gesellschaft Zürich
Stadtarchiv Winterthur
Stadthaus
CH - 8400 Winterthur ZH
Tel. +52 - 267 51 16

Stadtbibliothek Winterthur
Museumstrasse 52
CH - 8400 Winterthur

Search for Students at Zürich University (1836 ... 1916): extensive, though not quite complete database (in German).

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NON-GENEALOGICAL PAGES ON THE CANTON

1. Official Home Page 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

Marriage registers for all of canton Zürich for the time period 1525 to 1800 have been compiled in the Schulthess'sche Ehedatenbank; this work is planned to be extended for the time period until 1876.

Bevölkerungsverzeichnisse (population registers, completely transcribed), each 1634-1727: Langnau am Albis und Thalwil.

Download a list of all old (prior to 1800) citizen families of Canton Zürich, sorted by community (rtf file).

Zürcher Familiennamen (surnames of families with citizenship in Canton Zürich prior to 1800)

Confiscated estates of Swiss (Zürich) Anabaptist Persons (1640-1678).

Roll of Zürich University 1833 - 1917

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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE

Zürcher Familiennamen (surnames of families with citizenship in Canton Zürich prior to 1800)

Artikel von Hans Schulthess ueber die Familie HUG von Zürich; In : Zürich Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1982 - S. 26-29

Translation of a 1738 letter from Hans Jacob Gallman in South Carolina to family in Switzerland.

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This provisional page is maintained by Tim Philipp. / Last updated 01 August 2005(wws)
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