Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers - Vol. 7 - Canton of Vaud (Waadt); by Kevan M. Hansen; 2017; 216 pp; 8.5x11; soft cover; perfect bound; ISBN: 978-1-62859-170-5; Item #: FR0677
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The Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers series is an out-growth of the very popular Map Guide to German Parish Registers project, which is still in process, but nearing completion. Over the years, we've been asked by numerous parties to extend the project to cover other German-speaking European countries. We did that with the publication of Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers in 2016. There are 26 current cantons in Switzerland. Historic Bern is covered in the first two volumes of this series, and makes up two of those 26, as the current Canton of Jura is in historic Bern Canton. Volume three covers Canton Zürich. Volume 4 deals with Canton Fribourg. Volume 5 covers Canton Aargau. Volume 6 covers Canton Sankt Gallen, Appenzell-Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhodden. Volume 7 (this volume) covers Vaud (Waadt). Switzerland has 26 Cantons. Many of them are small, so we plan to publish guides to multiple cantons in a number of the books. For this reason, we expect the entire series to be under 20 volumes.
Unlike American genealogical research, where the place to search is usually a civil registration (city, county, and state), European research is usually related to an ecclesiastical jurisdiction. In 18th and 19th century Switzerland, one must search the parish registers for births, christenings, marriages, deaths and burials. The historic boundaries for the Swiss cantons and amtsbezirke are quite well defined, and this volume lays them out in map form. Listings are given for both Catholic and Protestant parishes, along with what records are available and where to access them. Contact information, and the municipalities covered by each parish is found, making your Swiss research much easier to accomplish.
Each of the Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers does the following:
The following alphabetical list of 765 places are those found in Canton Vaud (Waadt).