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Title: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: Billiebee on Monday 08 August 16 22:13 BST (UK)
I am trying to trace the birth records of Aime Matile born in Switzerland in 1882. His father’s name is Numa and he was born either in Vevey, Vaud or La Sagne, Neuchatel. I’m struggling to find any information from ancestry.co.uk, findmypast and the other usual sites so would be grateful for any advice on useful sites for Swiss records please. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: robo196 on Monday 08 August 16 22:19 BST (UK)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW44-1M2
found this on family search
Title: Re: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: robo196 on Monday 08 August 16 22:22 BST (UK)
1911 Willesden

Aime Matile b 1882 Switzerland
Edith Matile b 1884 Guernsey
Frank Matile b 1910 London Kentish Town

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Title: Re: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: robo196 on Monday 08 August 16 22:29 BST (UK)
possible marriage https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2DF2-GF9
son frank born in pancras
wife edith mary thew !
Title: Re: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: robo196 on Monday 08 August 16 22:35 BST (UK)
you will probably have this http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=bmd%2fd%2f1978%2f1%2faz%2f000844%2f037
died 1978 luton Bedfordshire birth gives 8/2/1882
Title: Re: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: Billiebee on Tuesday 09 August 16 08:33 BST (UK)
Thank you so much for your replies, however as was suggested I have already found that information. What I am struggling to find are Swiss birth details which will help me to trace Parents and Grandparents in Switzerland and also confirm where he was born.  Thanks.

Title: Re: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: KGarrad on Tuesday 09 August 16 08:43 BST (UK)
Try this site for links and tips:

http://www.theswisscenter.org/links-to-records
or
http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/schweiz-en.html
or
http://en.geneanet.org/pays/research-genealogy-ancestry-Switzerland-CHE


Essentially, you need to know the canton in which they were born.
Title: Re: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: Manchester Rambler on Tuesday 09 August 16 10:26 BST (UK)
All Swiss families have a legal "place of origin", and their BMD details are registered with this place, regardless of where the event takes place.  (eg: my marriage in England is recorded at my husband's legal place of origin in Switzerland.)

The Matile family officially originates from La Sagne in the canton of Neuchâtel, so you may have found references to Aimé being "of La Sagne", even if he was born in Vevey.

If you are a direct descendant of Aimé, you can apply to for information about him to the register office which now covers that part of the canton of Neuchâtel.  (They may ask for proof of descent - it depends very much on the local register officer.)

Etat civil des Montagnes neuchâteloises
Hôtel-de-VIlle 1
2400 Le Locle
Tél.: 032 933 84 64
E-mail :  ecmn(at)ne(dot)ch

English is probably OK - if you can write in French, so much the better!

If they can give you info taking the family back to the canton of Neuchâtel before about 1850, I have access to parish records for this period.  (Not for the canton of Vaud, unfortunately.)   :)

Rambler
Title: Re: Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: Billiebee on Tuesday 09 August 16 12:44 BST (UK)
Brilliant, thank you that's really helpful. I am researching this for his grandson who is going to Neuchatel at the end of the month. I will also try those links. Thanks again.
Title: Aime Matile - Accessing Swiss Birth Records
Post by: Jennifer Morris on Sunday 09 May 21 22:44 BST (UK)
Hi,
Aime Matile was my great, great uncle. I have the fully family tree if you would like a copy of it. My granny was Swiss and have my mother and aunt lived in Switzerland for a while and I have all Aime's relatives details - would love to correspond as I was only trying to find Aime's English relatives as I'm in Ireland.
Regards,

Jenny.