Please consider joining the Switzerland Project

+7 votes

If you have Swiss roots or an interest in Swiss genealogy, culture, or history, please consider joining the Swiss project. There is no contribution requirement once you join — you may work as much or as little as you please. By joining, you will be invited to join the Google group, which hosts conversations between group members about Swiss genealogy and the Switzerland project. You will also receive a badge for your profile.

To learn more about the project, please visit the SWITZERLAND PROJECT PAGE.

Membership is open to all who have:

  • signed WikiTree’s Honor Code
  • been a WikiTree member for at least 3 months, and
  • have made at least 100 contributions to our shared tree

We also ask that you be willing to receive a brief annual check-in from the project and signal your interest in continued participation.  

Joining is easy: post an ANSWER below (as opposed to a comment or reply - note that comments will be answered but then hidden).  Please state:

  • that you'd like to join the project,
  • what your Swiss-related interests are, and
  • what you want to contribute to the project or gain by becoming a member

If you aren't using your entire allotment of tags (you can follow up to 20), please consider also following the Switzerland tag so you will updated on G2G conversations about Swiss genealogy and the project.

WikiTree profile: Switzerland Project WikiTree
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (210k points)

5 Answers

+3 votes
I'd like to join the Switzerland project, as nearly half of my ancestors are Swiss. They are / were from Canton Berne.

I have to admitt, that I'm focusing on my Italian ancestors at the moment, but maybe I can contribute with some inside information.
by I. Caruso G2G6 Mach 1 (11.1k points)
We are very happy to have you in the project. I have awarded you the badge.

To provide the inside information, it will help if you join the Google group:

Please request to join under the email you would like. Also, if you are under your followed tag quota of 20, you could add the Switzerland tag and then you would be informed about Swiss-related posts to G2G.

Welcome aboard!
Thank you!

I wrote you a message about the Google group, as I wasn't able to join under this url. I think I need to be added by a group admin with my e-mail, at least that's the only way how the other Google groups worked for me.
We don't know just from the WikiTree system what to use for your email address to be able to add you. But if you go to the group and request to join with the email address you'd like to use, then we will be notified of the request and can add you to the group.
If I go to the group, I get an access error saying "content not available". So I can't send a request :-(.
Hello I.

I changed a setting on the Google group that I hope will resolve the problem. Can you see it now?

Great, thank you. Now I was able to ask for permission for the Google Group. :-)
Not sure if you know, but the Bern civil records are online and open to the public ;)
Hi Nicola
I already know for years, but thank you! :-)
A have researched also a bit my swiss family, but am still entering all my relatives to WikiTree.
Glad to hear it!
+1 vote
Just giving this post a bump for the weekend
by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (210k points)
+2 votes
Hi there!

I would like to join the project. My grandmother is Swiss (emigrated in 1940) and I'm still trying to trace any remaining relatives and track the family tree on both sides, as the trail goes cold quite quickly.
by Nicola Dorrington G2G Crew (580 points)
Hello Nicola,

Glad to welcome you to the project! I've awarded you the project badge for your profile. Please consider joining our Google group for project discussion:

and, if you are not yet at your quota of 20 followed tags, consider following Switzerland.

Best Wishes,

+1 vote
I would like to join the Switzerland project.

1/2 of my relatives(my father's side) are from Switzerland.

I have a TON of information of Swiss geon.information I would like to share.
by David Hartzell G2G Rookie (230 points)

Hello David,

Welcome aboard. That's really interesting that you have your tree documented back 7 centuries in Switzerland! (although I couldn't find the tree on FamilySearch using the profile ID currently shown on your Wikitree profile). 

I have awarded you the project badge for your WikiTree profile. Please consider joining the Google group for project conversation

and adding Switzerland to your followed tags on G2G.

Best Wishes,


+1 vote
I have one Swiss ancestor, who immigrated to the U.S. from Bern, but this is a complete brick wall for me.  I don’t know what sources to look at to uncover more about the Swiss ancestors, and I would like to learn.


Web Coates
by J. Coates G2G Rookie (230 points)


Welcome to the project! I have awarded you the project badge for your profile.

Please consider requesting to join the project Google group to keep informed of project conversation and updates

 Please also consider adding Switzerland to your list of followed G2G tags.

Best Wishes,


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