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Good Online Resources for Swiss Research 6 Replies

Started by Leah. Last reply by Deb Feb 14, 2014.

Deciphering Swiss German church books 5 Replies

Started by Larry Kenyon. Last reply by Larry Kenyon Jul 14, 2010.


Started by Delores G. Gowing Jan 31, 2010.

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Comment by Thomas David Rey on February 9, 2014 at 10:46pm
Our close Rey relatives are Hochstrassers, Muellers, Fischers, and Doebelis from Fahrwangen, Kanton Aargau and Zobrists from Hendschenkin, Aargau. Some Hochstrassers, Muellers, and Fischers also came to Ameerica shortly after the Reys and lived with, or near them, in Tulare County, California.
Comment by Thomas David Rey on February 9, 2014 at 9:59pm
My name is Tom Rey and my family came to America from Fahrwangen in Kanton Aargau in 1850. I have been tracing the Familie Rey von Fahrwangen for 40 years now. I can go back to ca. 1550 with a Hans Rey and Elsi Hartmann. I can also go forward from ca. 1340 to 1539. Direct ancestors were vassals of the Herren von Hallwyl and hereditary Untervogts von Fahrwangen. I have been trying to fill the gap between one Ruedy Rey(1539) and Hans Rey(1550). I've got every one of the Reys since Hans. Need some more Swiss luck to find these missing people"
Comment by Jeremy Deppeler on January 29, 2014 at 3:22pm

Does anyone have a connection to the Deppeler surname?  Sometimes spelled Deppler or Deppeller.  They are mainly from Tegerfelden, Aargau however by GGG Grandfather was originally from Bern.  He later moved to Tegerfelden, then to NYC.

Comment by Jean-François de Buren on January 27, 2014 at 6:12pm
I wanted to introduce the adaptation of my Swiss great-great-grandfather's 1850s travel mémoire.
Comment by Fredric Z. "Rick" Saunders on June 30, 2012 at 4:08pm

OK, the URL doesn't wrap.  Just go to

Search for Luzern, Switzerland.

Click on "view related places" button to see localities within Luzern.

Comment by Fredric Z. "Rick" Saunders on June 30, 2012 at 4:04pm

You didn't mention the locality in Luzern, but if you have access to a Family History Center, there are many church records for Luzern that are microfilmed.*%2C0%2C0&subject=161056&subject_disp=Switzerland%2C+Luzern

Comment by KellyAdamsKeller on June 30, 2012 at 3:22pm

Interested int he Keller Family from Luzern. They owned and operated Keller Drueckerei int he late 1800-early 1900. I have actually done a lot of research on them, and am looking for anecdotal details to add to the picture. Also need to figure out how to go further back a few generations, as my visit to CH last year was brief and it is clear that one has to physically visit archives and churches to view records (not to mention spend $$$ to get the various permissions!). I was a bit disappointed to not find more available online, or at least electronically accessible, though I admit that holding the giant record books in my hands was something special.

Comment by Olga Kroeders on May 9, 2012 at 1:45am


Iam researching the Knuist family from The Netherlands. My gggggfather was Ullrich Cnaus. On his death certificate in 1811 was written that he was from Breil Graauwbunderland. No parents or birthdate were mentioned.

How can I find out who his parents were?

Comment by W. Thomas Stack, Jr. on February 19, 2012 at 2:53pm

I just googled Johann Christophel Truby, and I found a Nancy Ryan of Ohio searching for the same persons.... what she had was that the Truby family fled from Alsace Lorraine to Switzerland in 1685.... My Stroh family is from Alsace Lorraine. Unfortunately she didn't have the names of the parents.... but this may just add another piece to your puzzle. Later, Thom

Comment by Sarah Walls on February 18, 2012 at 2:52pm

Hello,  My 7th great grandparents Johann Christophel Druiff-Traub (Truby) born 1701 in Switzerland and Maria Catharine (unknown) born 1702 in Switzerland. I would like to find their parents names, but don't know where to start looking. I do not speak German or Swiss. They immigrated to America in 1731. Any suggestions?


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