Surname Searches: How to make contact

There are many different kinds of surname data available on the Internet -- and therefore many different methods and places to search for surnames. Many of the following links will not be specifically for Swiss surnames -- some are. The following list will help you with your search, by describing the different types of data as well as the methods to search them: this list will never be complete, and any addition would be welcome!

Types of data:

Search engines:


Mailing lists:

Surname registries:

Searchable GEDCOM databases:

Telephone and e-mail directories:

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