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CHURCHBOOKS OF

 

CANTON BERN, SWITZERLAND

 

  

 

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NEW CONTENT: our Bernese Church Book CDs now include the relevant pages from both die Ortschaften des eidgenössischen Freistaates Bern(3 volumes; 1838, 1838, 1845) and Geographisches Lexikon der Schweiz(7 volumes; 1902-1910) for each Kirchgemeinde. The importance of these two works in doing research in Swiss church books is immense. Ortschaftengives you the name of every single inhabited place (village, town, house, crossroads, farm, hamlet, etc., etc.) in that Kirchgemeinde as of 1838. This information, often appended to names found in the church records, helps you locate either the exact house your ancestors were living in, or the farm, hamlet, etc. where they were located. Lexikon gives you a detailed description, in German, of each of the Gemeinden you are researching. Help bring American-Swiss genealogical research up to Swiss standards!

 

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Once you know the name of your ancestor’s Gemeinde, where do you find the pre-1876 church records for that Gemeinde? The solution is in the list below, which includes the names of all 400 Gemeinden currently in existence (including the eight of the 400 Gemeinden: Aeschi bei Spiez; Amsoldingen; Frutigen; Guttannen; Kandergrund; Lenk; Saanen; and Schangnau which have not yet deposited their Kirchenbücher with Staatsarchiv des Kantons Bern) plus the names of those Gemeinden which have been merged out of existence or changed their names over the past 150 years, and finally, the names of all 173 Kirchgemeinde which include the records of all Bernese Gemeinden.

 

      You should keep in mind that the names of some Swiss communities, some Gemeinde, and a few Kirchgemeindehave changed over the centuries. Perhaps, for instance, when your ancestor came to America he reported quite accurately that he was from Gemeinde Ebligen in Canton Bern. This information might lead you on a fruitless search for Ebligen, which does not exist as a Gemeinde today. The list below will lead you to the current Gemeinde name (in this case Oberried am Brienzersee, into which Ebligen merged in 1914) as well as to the Kirchgemeinde which holds the records of Ebligen (KirchgemeindeBrienz).

 

      Each of the 173 Kirchgemeindenlisted below holds the records of from one to eight Gemeinden. In many cases the smaller Gemeinden (227 of the 400 in all) always have their Kirchenbüchercombined with other Gemeinden into the 173 Kirchgemeinden in Canton Bern, so that there are a total of only 173 separate Kirchgemeindefor you to consult when searching for your ancestors even though there are still 400 Gemeinden in Canton Bern.

 

      In a few Gemeinden some of the records, primarily death records, continue briefly after 1875, and in the case of lists of pastors sometimes long after 1875. I have ignored the small amount of data after 1875 in compiling the list below. In a few cases there are communities (non-Gemeinde today) mentioned which are included in the Kirchenbücher, usually because the community no longer is legally a separate Gemeinde.

 

      All Kirchgemeinden names are given below in bold. In cases where the Kirchgemeinde includes a Gemeindeof the same name, there is only one listing made here. In a few cases, the name of a Kirchgemeinde is not the name of a Gemeinde at all: e.g. Wichtrach.

 

  Aarberg                                         1549–1876       5000           1     2,878

 

Aarmühle was renamed Interlaken in 1891. See KG Gseig bei Interlaken.

 

Aarwangen                                     1571–1875       5001           1     4,684

 

[KG Aarwangen includes the records of three Gemeinden: Aarwangen, Bannwil, and Schwarzhäusern.]

 

Abländschen see KG Saanen

 

Adelboden                                      1555–1875       5002           2     6,204

 

Aefligen see KG Kirchberg BE

 

Aegerten see KG Bürglen

 

Aeschi bei Spiez                             1556–1875       5189 1 DVD     4,568

 

[The 17 KB of KG Aeschi bei Spiez include the records of two Gemeinden: Aeschi bei Spiez and Krattigen.]

 

Aeschlen see KG Oberdiessbach

 

Affoltern im Emmental1567–1875500314,280

 

Affoltern bei Aarberg was renamed Grossaffoltern in 1860. See KG Grossaffoltern.

 

Albligen                                          1603–1875       5004           1     2,082

 

Alchenstorf see KG Koppigen

 

Allmendingen see KG Münsingen

 

Amsoldingen                                  1640–1876       5190           3     4,028

 

[The 15 church books of KG Amsoldingen include the records of five Gemeinden: Amsoldingen, Forst, Höfen, Längenbühl, and Zwieselberg.]

 

Arch                                                1549–1875       5005           1     3,328

 

[The 13 KB of KG Arch include the records of the records of two Gemeinden: Arch and Leuzigen]

 

Arni see KG Biglen

 

Attiswil see KG Oberbipp

 

Ausserbirrmoos (formerly a Gemeinde) see KG Linden

 

Auswil see KG Rohrbach

 

Bäriswil see KG Hindelbank

 

Bätterkinden                                  1601–1875       5006           1     2,526

 

Ballmoos see KG Jegenstorf

 

Bangerten see KG Bernisch Messen

 

Bannwil see KG Aarwangen

 

Bargen BE                                      1627–1875       5007           1     1,482

 

Barschwand (formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1888 with Ausserbirrmoos; see KG Linden.)

 

Beatenberg                                     1552–1875       5008           1     2,872

 

      [formerly called St. Beatenberg]

 

Bellmund see KG Nidau

 

Belp                                                 1549–1875       5009           3     6,776

 

[The 17 KB of KG Belp include the records of four Gemeinden: Belp, Belpberg, Kehrsatz, and Toffen]

 

Belpberg now merged into Gemeinde Belp. See KG Belp

 

Belprahon see KG Moutier

 

Berken see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Bern [The 96 KB of the city of Bern cover the following:]

 

      Burgerlichen/Münster                1530–1875       5173           5   18,842

 

      Ausburgerliche/Münster            1577–1875       5174           6   21,916

 

      Heiliggeistkirche                       1704–1875       5175           2     4,216

 

      Nydegg-Kirche                         1791–1875       5176           1     1,792

 

      Französische KG                       1688–1875       5177           1     2,978

 

      Bümpliz                                     1736–1876       5178           1     3,168

 

      Katholische KG                        1799–1875       5179           1     2,040

 

      also, for prison deaths in Bern 1830–1892 see Spezielle Pfarrbücher

 

Bernisch Messen             baptisms 1810–1875       5170           1        618

 

       Bücher in Staatsarchiv Solothurn cover 1618–1888; not available

 

[The 5 KB of KG Bernisch Messen include the baptismal records of six Gemeinden: Bernisch Messen, Bangerten, Etzelkofen, Mülchi, Ruppoldsried, and Scheunen. These six were merged in 1875.]

 

Bernisch Murten                            1821–1875       5171           1        694

 

[The 4 KB of KG Bernisch Murten include the records of two Gemeinde: Clavaleyres and Münchwiler.]

 

Bettenhausen see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Bévilard                                          1681–1875       5010           1      2078

 

   also in town archives: 1798–1815 (Bévilard) and 1799–1815 (Champoz)

 

[The 10 KB of KG Bévilard include the records of four Gemeinden: Bévilard, Champoz, Malleray, and Pontenet.]

 

Bickigen-Schwanden (formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1911 with Wynigen. see KG Wynigen.)

 

Biel BE                                            1578–1875       5011           5  15,574

 

      Zivilstandsbücher aus der französischen Zeit 1799–1813

 

      Katholische KG                        1865–1875

 

       Französische KG                       1798–1875

 

      Bözingen                                   1798–1875

 

      Mett                                           1612–1875

 

[The KB of KG Biel/Bienne include the records of five Gemeinden: Biel (Bienne), Bözingen (Boujean), Leubringen (Evilard), Mett (Mâche), and Vingelz (Vingneules)]

 

Biglen                                              1555–1875       5012           2     9,874

 

[The 27 KB of KG Biglen include the records of three Gemeinden: Ami, Biglen, and Landiswil.]

 

Biglen           Chorgerichtsmanuale 1591–1879       5210 1 DVD

 

Blauen see Laufental

 

Bleienbach                                      1594–1875       5013           1     2,750

 

Bleiken bei Oberdiessbach see KG Oberdiessbach

 

Blumenstein                                    1562–1875       5014           1     2,788

 

[KG Blumenstein has included the records of Gemeinde Pohlern since 1900. Before that, Pohlern was in KG Thierachern.]

 

Bönigen see KG Gsteig

 

Bözingen [not a political Gemeinde] see KG Biel BE

 

Bolligen                                           1553–1875       5015           2    6,942

 

[The 27 KB of KG Bolligen include the records of three Gemeinden: Bolligen, Ittigen, and Ostermundigen.]

 

Bollodingen see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Boltigen                                           1556–1875       5016           1     3,710

 

Bowil see KG Grosshöchstetten

 

Bözingen (formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1917 with Biel BE; see KG Biel BE.)

 

Brechershäusern (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1887 with Wynigen. See KG Wynigen.)

 

Bremgarten bei Bern                     1538–1875       5017           1     3,574

 

[The 13 KB of KG Bremgarten bei Bern include the records of two Gemeinden: Bremgarten bei Bern and Zollikofen.]

 

Bremgarten was renamed Bremgarten bei Bern in 1880. See KG Bremgarten bei Bern.

 

Bremgarten Stadtgericht (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1880 with Kirchlindach. See KG Kirchlindach.)

 

Brenzikofen see KG Oberdiessbach

 

 

 

Brienz                                             1553–1875       5018           2     6,200

 

[The 18 KB of KG Brienz include the records of five Gemeinden: Brienz, Brienzwiler, Hofstetten bei Brienz, Oberried am Brienzersee, and Schwanden bei Brienz (called Schwanden until 1911); and the former Gemeinde Ebligen, which joined Gemeinde Oberried am Brienzersee in 1914.]

 

Brienzwiler see KG Brienz

 

Brislach see Laufental

 

Brügg see KG Bürglen

 

Brüttelen see KG Ins

 

Buchholterberg                              1837–1875       5019           1     2,448

 

[The 8 KB of KG Buchholterberg include the records of two Gemeinde: Buchholterberg and Wachseldorn; plus the community Heimenschwand.]

 

Büetigen see KG Diessbach bei Büren

 

Bühl see KG Walperswil

 

Bümpliz (Formerly a Gemeinde: merged in 1919 with Bern. See KG Bern.)

 

Büren zum Hof see KG Limpach

 

Büren an der Aare                         1549–1875       5020           1     4,094

 

[The 16 KB of KG Büren an der Aare include the records of two Gemeinden: Büren an der Aare and Meienried; plus the community Reiben.]

 

Bürglen                                           1555–1875       5021           1     4,932

 

[The 17 KB of KG Bürglen include the records of seven Gemeinden: Aegerten, Brügg, Jens, Merzligen, Schwadernau, Studen, and Worben]

 

Burgdorf                                         1551–1875       5022           2     8,604

 

Burg im Leimental see Laufental

 

Burgistein see KG Mühlethurnen

 

Busswil bei Büren see KG Diessbach bei Büren

 

Busswil bei Melchnau see KG Melchnau

 

Champoz see KG Bévilard

 

Châtelat see KG Sornetan

 

Clavaleyres see KG Bernisch Murten

 

Corcelles BE see KG Grandval

 

Corgémont                                     1686–1875       5023           1     3,546

 

[The 21 KB of KG Corgémont include the records of three Gemeinden: Corgémont-Cortebert, Corgémont-Sombeval, and Sonceboz-Sombeval.]

 

Cormoret see KG Courtelary

 

Cortébert see KG Corgémont

 

Court                                               1741–1875       5024           1     1,414

 

 also: in the city archives                  1741–1798          n/a

 

[The 7 KB of KG Court include the records of two Gemeinden: Court and Sorvilier.]

 

Courtelary                                      1674–1875       5025           1     3,186

 

[The 14 KB of KG Courtelary include the records of two Gemeinden: Courtelary and Cormoret.]

 

Crémines see KG Grandval

 

Därligen see KG Leissigen

 

Därstetten                                       1591–1875       5026           1     2,058

 

Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee see KG Münchenbuchsee

 

Dicki was renamed Kriechenwil in 1959; see KG Laupen

 

Diemerswil see KG Münchenbuchsee

 

Diemtigen                                       1559–1875       5027           2     5,824

 

[The 16 KB of KG Diemtigen include the records of Gemeinde Diemtigen and the communities Bächlen, Entschwil, Horben, Oey, Riedern, Schwenden, and Zwischenflüh.]

 

Diessbach was renamed Oberdiessbach in 1870. See KG Oberdiessbach.

 

Diessbach bei Büren                      1557–1875       5028           1     3,298

 

[The 18 KB of KG Diessbach bei Büren include the records of four Gemeinden: Busswil bei Büren, Büetigen, Diessbach bei Büren, and Dotzigen]

 

Diesse                                              1557–1877       5029           1     3,440

 

[The 13 KB of KG Diesse include the records of three Gemeinden: Diesse, Lamboing, and Prêles.]

 

Dotzigen see KG Diessbach bei Büren

 

Duggingen see Laufental

 

Dürrenroth                                     1563–1875       5030           1     5,008

 

Ebligen (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1914 with Oberried am Brienzersee. See KG Brienz.)

 

Eggiwil                                            1648–1875       5031           2   10,372

 

Einigen (formerly a Gemeinde) see KG Spiez

 

Englisberg see KG Zimmerwald

 

Epsach see KG Täuffelen

 

 

 

Eriswil                                             1633–1875       5032           2     8,434

 

[The 27 KB of KG Eriswil include the records of two Gemeinden: Eriswil and Wyssachen. Wyssachen was called Wyssachengraben until 1908.]

 

Eriz see KG Schwarzenegg

 

Erlach                                             1554–1875       5033           1     3,522

 

[The 13 KB of KG Erlach include the records of two Gemeinden: Erlach and Tschugg; plus the community Mullen.]

 

Erlenbach im Simmental 1690–1875503413,556

 

Ersigen see KG Kirchberg

 

Eschert see KG Grandval

 

Etzelkofen see KG Bernisch Messen

 

Evilard see KG Biel BE

 

Fahrni see KG Steffisberg

 

Farnern see KG Oberbipp

 

Ferenbalm                                      1553–1875       5035           1     4,414

 

[The 20 KB of KG Ferenbalm include the records of Gemeinde Ferenbalm and the communities Kleingümmenen and Rizenbach.]

 

Finsterhennen see KG Siselen

 

Forst see KG Amsoldigen

 

Fraubrunnen see KG Grafenried

 

Frauenkappelen                             1611–1875       5036           1     2,080

 

Freimettigen see KG Oberdiessbach

 

Frutigen                                          1552–1876       5191 1 DVD     9,823

 

[The 27 KB of KG Frutigen include the records of three Gemeinden: Frutigen, Kandergrund, and Kandersteg.]

 

Frutigen               Familienregister 1552–1800       5202 1 DVD     1,086

 

Gadmen                                          1790–1875       5037           1     1,016

 

Gals see KG Gampelen

 

Gampelen                                       1573–1875       5038           1     2,260

 

[The 12 KB of KG Gampelen include the records of two Gemeinden: Gals and Gampelen.]

 

Gäserz (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1917 with Brüttelen. See KG Ins.)

 

Gelterfingen see KG Kirchdorf BE

 

Gerzensee                                       1635–1875       5039           1     2,284

 

Golaten see KG Wileroltigen

 

Goldswil (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1853 into Gemeinde Ringgenberg. See KG Ringgenberg.)

 

Gondiswil see KG Melchnau

 

Gottstatt                                         1583–1875       5040           1     2,398

 

[The 13 KB of KG Gottstatt include the records of three Gemeinden: Orpund, Safnern, and Scheuren. A 14th KB is the Chorgerichtsmanual 1730–1768, which is in the Nidau records.]

 

Graben see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Grafenried                                      1552–1875       5041           1     2,796

 

[The 13 KB of KG Grafenried include the records of two Gemeinden: Fraubrunnen and Grafenried.]

 

Grandval                                        1658–1875       5042           1     1,272

 

[The 8 KB of KG Grandval include the records of six Gemeinden: Corcelles BE, Crémines, Eschert, Grandval, Schelten, and Seehof.]

 

Grellingen see Laufental

 

Grindelwald                                   1557–1875       5043           2     6,506

 

Grossaffoltern                                1583–1875       5044           1     3,848

 

[Grossaffoltern was called Affoltern bei Aarberg until 1860.]

 

Grosshöchstetten                           1553–1875       5045           4   10,880

 

[The 30 KB of KG Grosshöchstetten include the records of five Gemeinden: Bowil, Grosshöchstetten, Mirchel, Oberthal, and Zäziwil. Grosshöchstetten was called Höchstetten (Konolfingen) until 1902.]

 

Gsteig                                              1588–1875       5046           1     3,292

 

[Gsteig formerly was called Gsteig bei Gstaad.]

 

Gsteig bei Interlaken                     1565–1875       5047           3   10,022

 

[The 30 KB of KG Gsteig bei Interlaken include the records of ten Gemeinden: Bönigen, Gsteig bei Interlaken (now Interlaken), Gsteigwiler, Gündlischwand, Interlaken (called Aarmühle until 1891), Iseltwald, Lütschental, Matten bei Interlaken, Saxeten, and Wilderswil; plus the community Isenfluh.]

 

Gsteigwiler see KG Interlaken

 

Gündlischwand see KG Interlaken

 

Guggisberg                                     1591–1875       5048           2     9,772

 

Gurbrü see KG Wileroltigen

 

Gurzelen                                         1555–1875       5049           1     3,566

 

[The 16 KB of KG Gurzelen include the records of two Gemeinden: Gurzelen and Seftigen.]

 

Gutenburg see KG Lotzwil

 

Guttannen                                      1713–1875       5192 1 DVD     1,152

 

Gysenstein (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1933 with Stalden to form the Gemeinde Konolfingen. See KG Münsingen.)

 

Habkern                                         1627–1875       5050           1     1,792

 

Hagneck see KG Täuffelen

 

Hasle bei Burgdorf                        1556–1875       5051           3     7,422

 

Hasliberg see KG Meiringen

 

Hauben (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1888 with Oberdiessbach. See KG Oberdiessbach.)

 

Häutligen see KG Münsingen

 

Heiligenschwendi see KG Hilterfingen

 

Heimberg see KG Steffisburg

 

Heimenhausen see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Heimenschwand [not a Gemeinde] see KG Buchholterberg

 

Heimiswil                                        1594–1875       5052           1     4,906

 

Hellsau see KG Koppigen

 

Herbligen see KG Oberdiessbach

 

Hermiswil see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Hermrigen see KG Täuffelen

 

Herzogenbuchsee                           1570–1876       5053           3   12,876

 

[The 37 KB of KG Herzogenbuchsee include the records of fourteen Gemeinden: Berken, Bettenhausen, Bollodingen, Graben, Heimenhausen, Hermiswil, Herzogenbuchsee, Inkwil, Niederönz, Oberönz, Ochlenberg, Röthenbach bei Herzogenbuchsee, Thörigen, and Wanzwil.]

 

Hilterfingen                                    1528–1875       5054           2     5,394

 

[The 20 KB of KG Hilterfingen include the records of four Gemeinden: Heiligenschwendi, Hilterfingen, Oberhofen am Thunersee, and Teuffenthal BE.]

 

Hindelbank                                     1566–1875       5055           1     4,218

 

[The 15 KB of KG Hindelbank include the records of three Gemeinden: Bäriswil, Hindelbank, Mötschwil; plus the community Schleumen.]

 

Höchstetten (Konolfingen) was renamed Grosshöchstetten in 1902. See KG Grosshöchstetten

 

Höfen see KG Amsoldingen

 

Hofstetten bei Brienz see KG Brienz

 

Homberg see KG Steffisberg

 

Horrenbach-Buchen see KG Schwarzenegg

 

Huttwil                                            1753–1876       5056           2     5,878

 

Iffwil see KG Jegenstorf

 

Inkwil see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Innerbirrmoos (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1945 with Gemeinde Otterbach to form Gemeinde Linden. See KG Linden.)

 

Innertkirchen                                 1800–1875       5057           1     1,822

 

Ins                                                   1514–1875       5058           2     7,836

 

[The 24 KB of KG Ins include the records of four Gemeinden: Brüttelen, Ins, Müntschemier, and Treiten; plus the community Gäserz.]

 

Interlaken see KG Gsteig bei Interlaken

 

Ipsach see KG Nidau

 

Iseltwald see KG Interlaken

 

Isenfluh (Former Gemeinde, merged in 1973 with Lauterbrunnen; see KG Lauterbrunnen.)

 

Ittigen (A Gemeinde; formed in 1983 from part of Bolligen; see KG Bolligen.)

 

Jaberg see KG Kirchdorf BE

 

Jegenstorf                                       1581–1875       5059           2     9,354

 

[The 38 KB of KG Jegenstorf include the records of eight Gemeinden: Ballmoos, Iffwil, Jegenstorf, Mattstetten, Münchringen, Urtenen, Zauggenried, and Zuzwil BE.]

 

Jens see KG Bürglen

 

Kallnach                                         1654–1875       5060           1     2,662

 

[The 11 KB of KG Kallnach include the records of two Gemeinden: Kallnach and Niederried bei Kallnach.]

 

Kandergrund-Kandersteg            1841–1875       5193 1 DVD     1,452[Prior to 1841, Kandergrund and Kandersteg belonged to Frutigen. The 4 KB of KG Kandergrund include the records of two Gemeinden: Kandergrund and Kandersteg.]

 

Kandersteg see KG Kandergrund-Kandersteg and Frutigen.

 

Kappelen                                        1605–1875       5061           1     1,496

 

[Kappelen formerly was called Kappelen bei Aarberg.]

 

Kaufdorf see KG Mühlethurnen

 

Kehrsatz see KG Belp

 

Kernenried see KG Kirchberg BE

 

Kienersrüti see KG Kirchdorf BE

 

Kiesen see KG Wichtrach

 

 

Kirchberg BE                                 1557–1875       5062           2     8,626

 

[The 27 KB of KG Kirchberg include the records of eight Gemeinden: Aefligen, Ersigen, Kernenried, Kirchberg, Lyssach, Niederösch, Oberösch, Rüdtligen-Alchenflüh; plus the community Alchenflüh. Rüdtligen-Alchenflüh was called Rüdtligen until 1926.]

 

Kirchdorf BE                                 1654–1875       5063           1     3,628

 

[The 15 KB of KG Kirchdorf BE include the records of seven Gemeinden: Gelterfingen, Jaberg, Kienersrüti, Kirchdorf, Mühledorf BE, Noflen, and Uttigen.]

 

Kirchenthurnen see KG Mühlethurnen

 

Kirchlindach                                  1553–1875       5064           1     2,248

 

Kleindietwil see KG Rohrbach

 

Köniz                                               1553–1885       5065           2     8,926

 

Konolfingen see KG Münsingen

 

Koppigen                                        1612–1875       5066           2     4,478

 

[The 18 KB of KG Koppigen include the records of five Gemeinden: Alchenstorf, Hellsau, Höchstetten, Koppigen, and Willadingen.]

 

Krattigen see KG Aeschi bei Speiz

 

Krauchthal                                     1605–1900       5067           1     5,250

 

Kriechenwil see Laupen

 

Kurzenberg now called Linden; see KG Linden

 

Längenbühl see KG Amsoldigen

 

La Ferrière                                     1864–1875       5068           1        500

 

[For Paroles 1797–1817, see KG Renan BE; still in the city archives in 1996.]

 

La Heutte see KG Péry

 

Lamboing see KG Diesse

 

Landiswil see KG Biglen

 

La Neuveville                                 1818–1875       5069           1     2,590

 

Langenthal                                     1580–1875       5070           2     5,676

 

[The 20 KB of KG Langenthal include the records of two Gemeinden: Langenthal and Untersteckholz; plus the former Gemeinde Schoren.]

 

Langnau im Emmental1555–18755071312,780

 

La Scheulte was renamed Schelten in 1914. See KG Schelten.

 

Lauenen                                          1600–1875       5072           1     2,262

 

Laufen Stadt (Merged in 1852 with Laufen Vorstadt to form the Gemeinde Laufen. See Laufental.)

 

Laufental [This area was transferred in 1994 from Canton Bern to Canton Basel-Landschaft, and thus the Laufental Kirchenbücher will be found in Staatsarchiv Basel Landschaft, in the city of Liestal. The nine KGn in the Laufental are listed here, since at the time emigrants from the Laufental went to America, they would have been reported as coming from Canton Bern rather than Canton Basel Landschaft.]

 

  1) Blauen                                        1700–1875

 

  2) Brislach                                      1585–1920

 

[The 10 KB of KG Brislach include the records of two Gemeinden: Brislach and Wahlen.]

 

  3) Burg im Leimental                     1728–1882

 

  4) Duggingen                                  1837–1875

 

  5) Grellingen                                  1639–1875

 

[The 9 KB of KG Grellingen include the records of two Gemeinde: Grellingen and Nenzlingen, and the communities Rohr and Blauen.]

 

  6) Laufen                                        1588–1875

 

[The 11 KB of KG Laufen include the records of four Gemeinden: Laufen, Laufen-Stadt, Laufen-Vorstadt, and Zwingen.]

 

  7) Liesberg                                      1588–1875

 

  8) Röschenz                                     1793–1875

 

[The 7 KB of KG Röschenz include the records of the Gemeinde Röschenz plus the community Burg im Leimental.]

 

  9) Roggenburg                                1749–1875

 

Laufen-Vorstadt (Merged in 1852 with Laufen Stadt to form Gemeinde Laufen. see Laufental.)

 

Laupen                                            1555–1875       5073           1     2,410

 

[The 10 KB of KG Laupen include the records of two Gemeinden: Laupen and Kriechenwil (formerly Dicki.]

 

Lauperswil                                      1528–1875       5074           2     7,020

 

Lauperswil Viertel was renamed Trubschachen in 1867. See KG Trubschachen.

 

Lauterbrunnen                              1603–1875       5075           1     4,694

 

[The 19 KB of KG Lauterbrunnen include the records of the Gemeinde Lauterbrunnen and the community Isenfluh.]

 

Leimiswil see KG Rohrbach

 

Leissigen                                         1578–1875       5076           1     2,140

 

[The 9 KB of KG Leissigen include the records of two Gemeinden: Därlingen and Leissigen.]

 

Lengnau BE                                   1543–1875       5077           1     1,818

 

Lenk                                                1552–1875       5194 1 DVD     6,389

 

[Lenk formerly was called Lenk im Simmental.]

 

Lenk             Chorgerichtsmanuale 1610–1864       5203 1 DVD     5,728

 

Leuzigen see KG Arch

 

Liesberg see Laufental

 

Ligerz see KG Twann

 

Limpach                                         1544–1875       5078           1     2,336

 

[The 12 KB of KG Limpach include the records of three Gemeinden: Büren zum Hof, Limpach, and Schalunen.]

 

Linden                                             1840–1875       5079           1     2,520

 

[The 9 KB of KG Linden include the records of Gemeinde Linden (formerly Kurzenbach) and the communities Ausserbirmoos, Barschwand, Innerbirmoos, Otterbach, and Schönthal. KG Linden was called Kurzenberg until 1945. KG Kurzenberg was established in 1840 out of part of KG Oberdiessbach as well as from the 1945 merger with the formerly independent Gemeinden Ausserbirrmoos, Innerbirrmoos, and Otterbach to form Gemeinde Linden.]

 

Lohnstorf see KG Mühlethurnen

 

Lotzwil                                            1570–1875       5080           2     6,440

 

[The 21 KB of KG Lotzwil include the records of four Gemeinden: Gutenburg, Lotzwil, Obersteckholz, and Rütschelen.]

 

Loveresse see KG Tavannes

 

Lüscherz see KG Vinelz

 

Lütschental see KG Interlaken

 

Lützelflüh                                        1555–1875       5081           2     8,638

 

Lützelflüh    Chorgerichtsmanuale 1587–1832       5211 1 DVD 

 

Lyss                                                 1555–1875       5082           1     3,252

 

Lyssach see KG Kirchberg BE

 

Madiswil                                         1566–1603       5083           1     4,242

 

Madretsch (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1920 with Biel BE; see KG Biel BE.)

 

Malleray see KG Bévilard

 

  also in the city archives                  1798–1815

 

Matten bei Interlaken see KG Interlaken

 

Mattstetten see KG Jegenstorf

 

Meienried see KG Büren an der Aare

 

Meikirch                                         1593–1875       5084           1     3,146

 

Meinisberg see KG Pieterlen

 

Meiringen                                       1571–1875       5085           3     8,810

 

[The 25 KB of KG Meiringen include the records for three Gemeinde: Hasliberg, Meiringen, and Schattenhalb.]

 

Melchnau                                        1569–1875       5086           2     7,456

 

[The 23 KB of KG Melchnau include the records of four Gemeinden: Busswil bei Melchnau, Gondiswil, Melchnau, and Reisiswil.]

 

Merzligen see KG Bürglen

 

Messen-Scheunen (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1912 with Gemeinde Oberscheunen to form the Gemeinde Scheunen. See KG Bernisch Messen.)

 

Mett (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1920 into Biel BE. See KG Biel BE.)

 

Mirchel see KG Grosshöchstetten

 

Mömpelgard/Monttbéliard see Spezielle Pfarrbücher

 

Mörigen see KG Täuffelen

 

Mötschwil-Schleumen was renamed Mötschwil in 1911. See KG Hindelbank.

 

Mötschwil see KG Hindelbank

 

Monible see KG Sornetan

 

Mont-Tramelan see KG Tramelan

 

Moosseedorf see KG Münchenbuchsee

 

Moutier                                           1663–1875       5087           2     5,336

 

[The 29 KB of KG Moutier include the records of five Gemeinden: Belprahon, Moutier, Perrefitte, Roches BE, and Vellerat.]

 

Mühleberg                                      1651–1875       5088           2     5,462

 

Mühledorf BE see KG Kirchdorf BE

 

Mühlethurnen                                1549–1875       5089           3     8,772

 

[The 28 KB of KG Mühlethurnen include the records of eight Gemeinden: Burgistein, Kaufdorf, Kirchenthurnen, Lohnstorf, Mühleturnen, Riggisberg, Rümligen, and Rüti bei Riggisberg. It formerly was called Thurnen.]

 

Mülchi see KG Bernisch Messen

 

Münchenbuchsee                            1563–1875       5090           2     5,504

 

[The 16 KB of KG Münchenbuchsee include the records of five Gemeinden: Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee, Diemerswil, Moosseedorf, Münchenbuchsee, and Wiggiswil.]

 

Münchenwiler see KG Bernisch Murten

 

Münchringen see KG Jegenstorf

 

Münsingen                                      1568–1875       5091           3   10,720

 

[The 36 KB of KG Münsingen include the records of eight Gemeinden: Allmendingen, Häutligen, Münsingen, Rubigen, Trimstein, Tägertschi, Konolfingen (Stalden), and Niederhünigen.]

 

Müntschemier see KG Ins

 

Mullen (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1946 with Tschugg. See KG Erlach.)

 

Muri bei Bern                                1603–1875       5092           1     4,370

 

Nenzlingen see Laufental

 

Neuenegg                                        1555–1875       5093           1     4,350

 

Neuveville was renamed La Neuveville in 1948. See KG La Neuveville.

 

Nidau                                              1557–1875       5094           2     5,916

 

[The 29 KB of KG Nidau include the records of five Gemeinden: Bellmund, Ipsach, Nidau, Port, Sutz-Lattrigen; plus the communities Sutz and Sutz-Twann.]

 

Niederbipp                                      1567–1875       5095           2     4,948

 

[The 17 KB of KG Niederbipp include the records of two Gemeinden: Niederbipp and Walliswil bei Niederbipp.]

 

Niederhünigen see KG Münsingen

 

Niedermuhlern see KG Zimmerwald

 

Niederönz see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Niederösch see KG Kirchberg BE

 

Niederried bei Interlaken see KG Ringgenberg BE

 

Niederried bei Kallnach see KG Kallnach

 

Niederstocken see KG Reutigen

 

Niederwichtrach see KG Wichtracht

 

Nods                                                1708–1875       5096           1     2,060

 

Noflen see KG Kirchdorf BE

 

Oberbalm                                       1549–1875       5097           1     3,146

 

Oberbipp                                        1542–1875       5098           3     7,962

 

[The 26 KB of KG Oberbipp include the records of six Gemeinden: Attiswil, Farnern, Oberbipp, Rumisberg, Wiedlisbach, and Wolfisberg.]

 

Oberburg                                        1551–1875       5099           2     4,330

 

Oberdiessbach                                1587–1875       5100           4   12,552

 

[The 37 KB of KG Oberdiessbach include the records of six Gemeinden: Aeschlen, Bleiken bei Oberdiessbach, Brenzikofen, Freimettigen, Herbligen, and Oberdiessbach (formerly Diessbach bei Thun); plus the community Hauben. In 1840, KG Kurzenberg was formed from part of Oberdiessbach as well as the formerly independent Gemeinden Ausserbirrmoos, Innerbirrmoos, and Otterbach. Kurzenberg was renamed Linden in 1945.]

 

Oberhofen am Thunersee see KG Hilterfingen

 

Oberhünigen (Gemeinde separated in 1980 from Schlosswil. See KG Schlosswil.)

 

Oberlangenegg see KG Schwarzenegg

 

Obermuhleren-Zimmerwald was renamed Zimmerwald in 1902. See KG Zimmerwald.

 

Oberönz see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Oberösch see KG Kirchberg BE

 

Oberried am Brienzersee see KG Brienz

 

Oberscheunen (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1912 with Messen-Scheunen to form the Gemeinde Scheunen. See KG Bernisch Messen.)

 

Obersteckholz see KG Lotzwil

 

Oberstocken see KG Reutigen

 

Oberthal see KG Grosshöchstetten

 

Oberwichtrach see KG Wichtrach

 

Oberwil bei Büren                          1579–1875       5101           1     4,154

 

Oberwil im Simmental1562–1875510213,990

 

Ochlenberg see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Oeschenbach see KG Ursenbach

 

Oppligen see KG Wichtrach

 

Orpund see KG Gottstatt

 

Orvin                                               1671–1875       5103           1     1,930

 

Ostermundigen (A Gemeinde; separated from Bolligen. See KG Bolligen.)

 

Otterbach (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1945 with Ausserbirrmoos and Innerbirrmoos to form the Gemeinde Linden. See KG Linden.)

 

Perrefitte see KG Moutier

 

Péry                                                 1674–1875       5104           1     1,728

 

[The 9 KB of KG Péry include the records of two Gemeinden: La Heutte and Péry.]

 

Pieterlen                                          1613–1875       5105           1     3,816

 

[The 19 KB of KG Pieterlen include the records of two Gemeinden: Meinisberg and Pieterlen. The Gemeinde Pieterlen Taufregister 1816–1841 is in KG Vauffelin KB 7.]

 

Plagne see KG Vauffelin

 

Pohlern see KG Thierachern for records before 1900. In 1900 Pohlern was transferred to KG Blumenstein.

 

Pontenet see KG Bévilard

 

Port see KG Nidau

 

Prêles see KG Diesse

 

Radelfingen                                    1831–1875       5106           1        766

 

[Of the 11 KB, 9 KB covering 1587–1845 were lost in a fire.]

 

Rapperswil BE                               1567–1875       5107           2     5,058

 

Reconvilier see KG Tavannes

 

Reiben (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1911 with Büren an der Aare. See KG Büren an der Aare.)

 

Reichenbach bei Frutigen was renamed Reichenbach im Kandertal in 1957; see KG Reichenbach im Kandertal.

 

Reichenbach im Kandertal1558–1875510825,650

 

[It was called Reichenbach bei Frutigen until 1957.]

 

Reisiswil see KG Melchnau

 

Renan BE                                       1645–1875       5109           3     7,124

 

[The 138 KB of KG Renan BE include the records of two Gemeinden: La Ferrière and Renan.]

 

Reutigen                                         1698–1875       5110           1     2,222

 

[The 14 KB of KG Reutigen include the records of three Gemeinden: Niederstocken, Oberstocken, and Reutigen. The three oldest KB, 1550–1697, have been missing since before 1901. Only the records since 1698 are available today.]

 

Rebévelier see KG Sornetan

 

Riggisberg see KG Mühlethurnen

 

Ringgenberg BE                             1665–1875       5111           1     2,702

 

[The 12 KB of KG Ringgenberg BE include the records of two Gemeinden: Niederried bei Interlaken and Ringgenberg BE; plus the community Goldswil.]

 

Roches BE see KG Moutier

 

Röschenz see Laufental

 

Röthenbach bei Herzogenbuchsee. See KG Herzenbuchsee

 

Röthenbach im Emmental1569–1875511239,410

 

Roggenburg see Laufental

 

Roggwil BE                                     1664–1875       5113           1     3,760

 

[Four KB of the 17 KB are not in the Staatsarchiv; these 4 KB contain only miscellaneous records.]

 

Rohr see Laufental

 

Rohrbach                                        1572–1875       5114           3     9,306

 

[The 29 KB of KG Rohrbach include the records of five Gemeinden: Auswil, Kleindietwil, Leimiswil, Rohrbach, and Rohrbachgraben.]

 

Rohrbachgraben see KG Rohrbach

 

Romont BE see KG Vauffelin

 

Rubigen see KG Münsingen

 

Rüderswil                                        1554–1876       5115           2     7,244

 

Rüdtligen was renamed Rüdtligen-Alchenflüh in 1926; see KG Kirchberg BE.

 

Rüdtligen-Alchenflüh see KG Kirchberg

 

Rüeggisberg                                    1581–1875       5116           2     6,710

 

Rüegsau                                           1637–1876       5117           3     5,964

 

Rümligen see KG Mühlethurnen

 

Rüschegg                                         1818–1875       5118           1     2,970

 

[See KG Guggisberg for records before 1818. Deaths 1817–1859 are in KG Guggisberg KB #27.]

 

Rüti bei Büren                                1528–1875       5119           1     2,426

 

Rüti bei Riggisberg see KG Mühlethurnen

 

Rüti bei Lyssach                             1597–1875       5120           1        372

 

Rütschelen see KG Lotzwil

 

Rumendingen see KG Wynigen

 

Rumisberg see KG Oberbipp

 

Ruppoldsried see KG Bernisch Messen

 

Saanen (the KG now includes KG Abländschen)

 

  Saanen                                           1557–1875       5195           9   11,764

 

  Abländschen                                  1674–1875       5121           1        684

 

[The 41 KB of KG Saanen include two Gemeinden: Saanen and Abländschen. These are on a total of ten CDs.]

 

Safnern see KG Gottstatt

 

Saicourt see KG Tavannes

 

Saint-Imier/Sankt Immer             1645–1875       5122           3     8,562

 

[The 36 KB of KG Saint-Immer include the records of two Gemeinden: Saint-Immer and Villeret.]

 

Saules BE see KG Tavannes

 

Saxeten see KG Interlaken

 

Schalunen see KG Limpach

 

Schangnau                                      1682–1875       5188           4     5,350

 

Schattenhalb see KG Meiringen

 

Schelten (called La Scheulte until 1914), see KG Grandval

 

Scheunen see KG Bernisch Messen

 

Scheuren see KG Gottstatt

 

Schlosswil                                       1556–1875       5161           1     2,676

 

[The 11 church books of KG Schlosswil include the records of two Gemeinden: Oberhünigen and Wil. Schlosswil was called Wyl until 1902.]

 

Schönthal (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1888 with Ausserbirrmoos. See KG Linden.)

 

Schoren (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1898 with Langenthal; see KG Langenthal.)

 

Schüpfen BE                                   1570–1875       5123           2     4,512

 

Schwadernau see KG Bürglen

 

Schwanden was renamed Schwanden bei Brienz in 1911; see KG Brienz.

 

Schwanden bei Brienz see KG Brienz

 

Schwarzenegg                                1693–1875       5124           2     5,532

 

[The 18 KB of KG Schwarzenegg include the records of four Gemeinden: Eriz, Horrenbach-Buchen, Oberlangenegg, and Unterlangenegg. The KG Schwarzenegg Tauf- and Eherodel 1694–1704 are included in KG Oberdiessbach KB7.]

 

Schwarzhäusern see KG Aarwangen

 

Schwendibach see KG Thun

 

Seeberg                                           1585–1875       5125           2     5,464

 

Seedorf BE                                     1557–1875       5126           2     5,852

 

Seehof see KG Grandval

 

Seftigen see KG Gurzelen

 

Signau                                             1589–1875       5127           3     8,150

 

Sigriswil                                          1643–1875       5128           3     6,240

 

Siselen                                             1553–1875       5129           1     2,154

 

[The 11 KB of KG Siselen include the records of two Gemeinden: Finsterhennen and Siselen.]

 

Sonceboz-Sombeval see KG Corgémont

 

Sonvilier                                          1792–1875       5130           1     2,352

 

Sornetan                                         1713–1875       5131           1     2,716

 

Two additional KB remain in the city archives: births 1798–1811 and catechisms 1784–1807.

 

[The 19 KB of KG Sornetan include the records of five Gemeinden: Châtelat, Monible, Rebévelier, Sornetan, and Souboz.]

 

Sorvilier see KG Court

 

Souboz see KG Sornetan

 

Spezielle Pfarrbücher                    1750–1891       5172           1        852

 

[The Special Ministers’ Books include fascinating miscellaneous records such as the Swiss regiments in foreign service (including de Steiger, de Ruttimann, in French service and Sicilian service) as well as prison deaths in Bern 1830–1892, and the records of the Anabaptists in Mömpelgard (Montbéliard), France 1750–1902. The latter is an especially important source for Mennonite researchers.]

 

Spiez                                                1595–1875       5132           2     5,096

 

[The 20 KB of KG Spiez include the records of Gemeinde Spiez and also the former Gemeinde Einigen, which was combined with Spiez in 1760. The earliest Spiez KB, the Taufrodel for Einigen 1558–1643, is missing.]

 

Spiez            Chorgerichtsmanuale 1614–1860       5212 1 DVD 

 

Stalden im Emmental (Formerly a Gemeinde; in 1933 merged with Gysenstein to form the Gemeinde Konolfingen. See KG Münsingen.)

 

Ste-Cène see KG Bèvilard

 

St. Beatenberg now called Beatenberg. See KH Beatenberg

 

St. Stephan                                     1609–1876       5133           1     4,846

 

Steffisburg                                      1557–1876       5134           3     8,010

 

[The 24 KB of Kirchegemeinde Steffisburg include the records of four Gemeinden: Fahrni, Heimberg, Homberg, and Steffisburg; as well as the former Gemeinde Thungschneit which was merged into Gemeinde Heimberg in 1869.]

 

Stettlen                                            1566–1875       5135           1     2,142

 

Strättligen (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1920 with Thun. See KG Thun.)

 

Studen see KG Bürglen

 

Sumiswald                                      1581–1875       5136           4   12,138

 

Sutz-Lattrigen see KG Nidau

 

Sutz-Twann [not a Gemeinde] see KG Twann

 

Tägertschi see KG Münsingen

 

Tannenbühl (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1859 with Gemeinde Blumenstein. See KG Blumenstein.)

 

 

Täuffelen                                         1575–1875       5137           1     4,088

 

[The 18 KB of KG Täuffelen include the records of five Gemeinden: Epsach, Hagneck, Hermrigen, Mörigen, and Täuffelen, plus the community Gerolfingen.]

 

Tavannes                                        1606–1875       5138           1     3,058

 

[The 14 KB of KG Tavannes include the records of five Gemeinden: Loveresse, Reconvilier, Saicourt, Saules BE, and Tavannes; plus the community Chaindon.]

 

Teuffenthal BE see KG Hilterfingen

 

Thierachern                                    1569–1876       5139           2     5,866

 

[The 20 KB of KG Thierachern include the records of four Gemeinden: Pohlern (until 1900), Thierachern, Uebeschi, and Uetendorf. Gemeinde Pohlern has been in KG Blumenstein since 1900.]

 

Thörigen see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Thun                                               1793–1875       5140           2     5,176

 

[The 16 KB of KG Thun include the records of two Gemeinden: Schwendibach and Thun; as well as two former Gemeinden: Goldiwil (joined with Thun in 1913) and Strättligen (joined with Thun in 1920). A major fire in 1772 destroyed the early records, and Johann Heinrich Koch-Grimm (1706–1787) compiled a reconstructed Taufrodel 1528–1727. Also, a Taufrodel 1732–1837 and Eherodel 1578–1838 were reconstructed; all of these are held by the Gemeinde. The following Rodel are missing from Staatsarchiv: Taufrodel 1528–1727; Taufrodel 1732–1837; Taufrodel 1728–1883; Eherodel 1578–1886; and Totenrodel 1728–1838.]

 

Thungschneit (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1869 with Heimberg. See KG Steffisberg.)

 

Thunstetten                                    1568–1875       5141           1     3,746

 

Thurnen was renamed Kirchenthurnen in 1860. See KG Mühlethurnen.

 

Toffen see KG Belp

 

Trachselwald                                  1584–1875       5142           2     4,104

 

[KB 2 of the 20 KB of KG Trachselwald, containing Tauf- and Eherodel 2 1638–1678, is missing from Staatsarchiv.]

 

Trachselwald    Chorgerichtsman. 1587–1832       5213 1 DVD 

 

Tramelan                                        1681–1875       5143           2     8,476

 

[The 30 KB of KG Tramelan include the records of two Gemeinden: Mont-Tramelan and Tramelan (Tramelan-Dessour and Tramelan-Dessus).]

 

Tramelan-Dessous (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1952 with Gemeinde Tramelan-Dessus to form Gemeinde Tramelan. See KG Tramelan.)

 

Tamelan-Dessus (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1952 with Gemeinde Tramelan-Dessour to form Gemeinde Tramelan. See KG Tramelan.)

 

Treiten see KG Ins

 

Trimstein see KG Münsingen

 

Trub                                                1588–1884       5144           3   11,028

 

[KB 16 and KB 17 of the 32 KB contain Innerer Lauperswil-Viertel.]

 

Trub             Chorgerichtsmanuale 1630–1860       5204 1 DVD     3,480

 

Trubschachen                                1846–1875       5145           1        948

 

[Trubschachen was called Lauperswil-Viertel until renamed in 1867.]

 

Tschugg see KG Erlach

 

Tüscherz-Alfermée see KG Twann

 

Twann                                             1608–1875       5146           1     4,898

 

[The 21 KB of KG Twann include the records of three Gemeinden: Ligerz, Tüscherz-Alfermée, and Twann. The community Sutz-Twann Eherodel 1752–1839 are in KB 17. In addition to the 21 KB here, Staatsarchiv is missing the Twann Taufrodel 1701–1804, Eherodel 1700–1832, and Totenrodel 1730–1838, which would raise the total to 24 KB.]

 

Uebeschi see KG Thierachern

 

Uetendorf see KG Thierachern

 

Unterlangenegg see KG Schwarzenegg

 

Unterseen                                       1555–1875       5147           1     3,312

 

Untersteckholz see KG Langenthal

 

Ursenbach                                      1578–1875       5148           2     5,186

 

[The 23 KB of KG Ursenbach include the records of two Gemeinden: Oeschenbach and Ursenbach.]

 

Urtenen see KG Jegenstorf

 

Uttigen see KG Kirchdorf BE

 

Utzenstorf                                       1553–1875       5149           1     4,894

 

[The 19 KB of KG Utzenstorf include the records of three Gemeinden: Utzenstorf, Wiler bei Utzenstorf, and Zielebach.]

 

Utzenstorf   Chorgerichtsmanuale 1589–1884       5214 1 DVD 

 

Vauffelin                                         1686–1875       5150           1     1,156

 

[The 10 KB of KG Vauffelin include the records of three Gemeinden: Plagne, Romont BE, and Vauffelin. Also, the Gemeinde Pieterlen Taufregister 1816–1841 is found in KB 7.]

 

Vechigen                                         1552–1875       5151           2     6,526

 

Villeret see KG Saint-Imier

 

Vinelz                                              1626–1875       5152           1     2,688

 

[The 12 KB of KG Vinelz include the records of two Gemeinden: Lüscherz and Vinelz.]

 

Vingelz (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1900 with Biel BE; see KG Biel BE.)

 

Wachseldorn see KG Buchholterberg

 

Wahlen see Laufental

 

Wahlern                                          1577–1875       5153           3     8,250

 

Walkringen                                    1551–1875       5154           2     5,742

 

Walliswil bei Wangen see KG Wangen an der Aare

 

Walliswil bei Niederbipp see KG Niederbipp

 

Walperswil                                     1555–1875       5155           1     2,088

 

[The 9 KB of KG Walperswil include the records of two Gemeinden: Bühl and Walperswil.]

 

Walterswil                                      1556–1876       5156           1     3,236

 

Wangen an der Aare1626–1875515713,344

 

[The 14 KB of KG Wangen an der Aare include the records of three Gemeinden: Walliswil bei Wangen, Wangen an der Aare, and Wangenried.]

 

Wangenried see KG Wangen an der Aare

 

Wanzwil see KG Herzogenbuchsee

 

Wattenwil                                       1659–1875       5158           2     4,242

 

Wengi bei Büren                            1604–1875       5159           1     2,018

 

Wichtrach                                       1566–1875       5160           1     4,880

 

[The 18 KB of KG Wichtrach include the records of four Gemeinden: Kiesen, Niederwichtrach, Oberwichtrach, and Oppligen. A 19th KB, Verkündrodel 1759–1794, is missing from Staatsarchiv.]

 

Wiedlisbach see KG Oberbipp

 

Wiggiswil see KG Münchenbuchsee

 

Wil bei Koppigen (Formerly a Gemeinde; merged in 1888 with Alchenstorf. See KG Koppigen.)

 

Wilderswil see KG Interlaken

 

Wiler bei Utzenstorf see KG Utzenstorf

 

Wileroltigen                                    1752–1877       5162           1     2,074

 

[The 9 KB of KG Wileroltigen (Bernish Kerzers) include the records of three Gemeinden: Golaten, Gurbrü, and Wileroltigen. These Gemeinden remained in Canton Bern when the other parts of the parish of Kerzers were added to Canton Freiburg.]

 

Willadingen see KG Koppigen

 

Wimmis                                          1550–1875       5163           1     3,024

 

Wohlen bei Bern                            1595–1875       5164           2     6,666

 

Wolfisberg see KG Oberbipp

 

Worb                                               1553–1875       5165           2     5,866

 

Worben see KG Bürglen

 

Wyl (BE) was renamed Schlosswil in 1902. See KG Schlosswil.

 

Wynau                                            1598–1875       5166           1     4,502

 

Wynigen                                         1553–1875       5167           2     7,014

 

[The 23 KB of KG Wynigen include the records of two Gemeinden: Rumendingen and Wynigen; and the communities Bickigen-Schwanden (which joined with Wynigen in 1911) and Brechershäusern (which joined with Wynigen in 1887).]

 

Wyssachen see KG Eriswil

 

Wyssachengraben was renamed Wyssachen in 1908. See KG Eriswil.

 

Zäziwil see KG Grosshöchstetten

 

Zauggenried see KG Jegenstorf

 

Zielebach see KG Utzenstorf

 

Zimmerwald                                   1699–1875       5168           2     4,356

 

[The 19 KB of KG Zimmerwald include the records of three Gemeinden: Englisberg, Niedermuhleren, and Zimmerwald. Gemeinde Zimmerwald was called Obermuhleren-Zimmerwald until 1902.]

 

Zollikofen see KG Bremgarten bei Bern

 

Zuzwil BE see KG Jegenstorf

 

Zweisimmen                                   1556–1875       5169           2   13,518

 

[The 20 KB of KG Zweisimmen include the records of Gemeinde Zweisimmen; and also the communities Betelried (Blankenburg), Grubenwald, Mannried, Mosenried, Oeschseite, and Reichenstein.]

 

Zwieselberg see KG Amsoldingen

 

Zwingen see Laufental

 

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