Monday, November 19, 2012

BCGS Donates New Item - Lists of Swiss Emigrants

Lists of Swiss Emigrants

in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies. (2 vols. in 1)

This is the authoritative work on Swiss emigration to the Carolinas and Pennsylvania in the 18th century. 
Volume I identifies approximately 2,000 emigrants from the Canton of Zurich during the period 1734-1744, most references comprising such useful data as age, date of birth or baptism, trade, name of wife, names of children, and place of origin and destination. 
Volume II extends the scope of investigation to Bern (1706-1795) and Basel (1734-1794) and surpasses Volume I in the quantity and variety of assembled data.
--Description from Genealogical Publishing Company's website,

This item was donated by the Butler County Genealogical Society in memory of Virginia "Bob" Crossen.