Genealogical research

You are looking for your Swiss ancestors or would like to compile your Swiss family tree.

The information on this webpage is intended solely to help you get started and guide you in your research. It is up to you to take the necessary steps to obtain the relevant information. It will take much time and patience to gather data concerning your family in Swiss registers and archives.

Where to start

Questioning family members and consulting family records, photos, diaries, letters, etc. are good ways to start gathering data about your origins and family relations.

Professional genealogists

You may also wish to pay a professional genealogist to undertake the research on your behalf. The addresses of these professionals can be downloaded on the webpage of the state chancellery or the one of the Swiss Genealogical Society.