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Re: SWITZERLAND: Does anyone have access to "Swiss Surnames: A Complete Register"
« Reply #63 on: Thursday 04 August 16 08:25 BST (UK) »
Linda,
To add to Svenja's reply, I would recommend you read this webpage http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/intro-e.htm where the system of Swiss citizenship (and hence family records) are explained. As Svenja says you need to know the community of origin of your family to start. 
Also the forum she mentioned is helpful, and the webmasters will translate the post to/from English.
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Re: SWITZERLAND: Does anyone have access to "Swiss Surnames: A Complete Register"
« Reply #64 on: Thursday 04 August 16 08:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Linda

From which source do you have the information about Rose Corboz and her father Edward Corboz?
If you don't have more details as the ones you mentionned you can't search in Switzerland.

Hi Svenja

Thanks for your help. Rose Corboz was in the 1901 census giving her pob as Switzerland (French Swiss); in 1905 she married, showing her father was Edward Corboz, Shoe Maker. in 1911 her POB is shown as Switzerland, Lusanne, Swiss and in 1939 gives her date of birth as 26 January 1880.

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Re: SWITZERLAND: Does anyone have access to "Swiss Surnames: A Complete Register"
« Reply #65 on: Thursday 04 August 16 12:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Linda

So she was born at Lausanne, Canton Waadt/Vaud, Switzerland.
So you can write to the registrars office or the state archives of Lausanne.

Cercle Vaudois de Généalogie = Genealogical Society of the Canton Waadt/Vaud
http://www.ancetres.ch/index.php?id=5 explains the following facts:

For birth/mariage/death records after the year 1875
http://www.vd.ch/themes/vie-privee/etat-civil/

For birth/marriage/death records of the years 1821-1875
For baptism/marriage/death parish records 1562-1821

Archives Cantonales Vaudoises (State Archives Waadt/Vaud)
http://www.patrimoine.vd.ch/archives-cantonales/accueil/


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Re: SWITZERLAND: Does anyone have access to "Swiss Surnames: A Complete Register"
« Reply #66 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 00:35 GMT (UK) »
I am currently reasearching my Great Great Grandfather who emigrated to New Zealand from Poschiavo Switzerland in 1889.
Can someone please check if either of these families are in the Register

Stefano Carlo GADA DOB 18/01/1862
Anna CORTESIi DOB 1863

they where married in 20/03/1889 in Poschiavo, Switzerland

Any othetr tips on reasearching swiz / italian records would be appreciated

Regards Vanessa Gada

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Re: SWITZERLAND: Does anyone have access to "Swiss Surnames: A Complete Register"
« Reply #67 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 01:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi

The churchbooks of Poschiavo are held at the State Archives of the Canton Graubünden.

https://www.gr.ch/EN/institutions/administration/ekud/afk/sag/services/collections/familienforschung/Seiten/default.aspx

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Re: SWITZERLAND: Does anyone have access to "Swiss Surnames: A Complete Register"
« Reply #68 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 08:41 GMT (UK) »
Gada is a Ticino name. See http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/famn/?lg=e

Refer to
http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/schweiz-en.html for very useful info about Researching Swiss ancestors, though it can be a bit out of date in some areas.