Conflicting places of birth. I find France and Switzerland..Same person - year 1693- Could borders have changed???

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WikiTree profile: Killian Schmidt
in Genealogy Help by John Wilson G2G3 (3.7k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
Due to conflicts over the years borders have changed.One thing you can

do ,print map af austria see where lived and see if near border wth Switzerland.

I had a person in Austria that at the time was part of Ukraine.

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Gy, Loir-et-Cher, is nowhere near Switzerland. Border changes could not explain the difference in information. There is a Gy in Haute-Saône, which is part of the region Franche-Comté which borders on Switzerland. It is possible that there were Swiss exclaves in the region in the 17th century but I am not sure without further research if that would apply to Gy.
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