848 pp. Registers of Towns and Names on CD-ROM
This is the American edition of one of the most important Swiss genealogical books; compiled by highly regarded Swiss genealogist Mario von Moos and published in 1993 by the Genealogical Society of Switzerland. Already a classic, and the first of its kind for Switzerland, von Moss' book presents researchers with information on all published works, in any language, concerning all non-noble Swiss families. Keep in mind that, as with all bibliographies, each entry is given in the language of the original title.
The result of more than ten years of research, this book contains over 6,000 entries referring in all to some 10,000 Swiss families. One of the most valuable parts of this work is the Town Register section. If you know where your name or family is from, by looking up the town you will find all local family names which have published genealogies. You don't know which town(s) your family was from? Consult the classic source, Swiss Surnames: A Complete Register, #1630, which has been providing the answers to that and other questions for over fifty years.
If your particular surname is not among the names in the Bibliography of Swiss Genealogies, chances are extremely high that, considering the size of these small communities, your family will be included in one of the other genealogies published on the village or town your people were from. It is hard to overemphasize the importance of this work. If you are doing any work on Swiss families at all, you will want to consult this CD, and Swiss Surnames before starting your Swiss research - it is sure to save you untold hours of work. When you consider that inquiries to the Swiss Genealogical Society cost about $20.00 per surname, you will realize this CD will save you substantial money as well!