In 2011 the community structure of canton Glarus was reorganized into three administrative communities:
The map at right is taken from Wikimedia Commons under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
Demographic Development of the Canton of Glarus (PDF)
This text is based on a history written by Peter Jehli, and was translated by Sue Wolf.
Fridolin was an Irish monk, who, according to the legend, should have lived at the time of the Frankish king Clovis, around about 500 A.D. Many learned people doubt whether Fridolin had really lived. According to tradition he (according to an apparition of St. Hilarius) founded the cloister, Säckingen on the Rhine.
The land of Glarus belonged to the cloister for a long time through a donation; this is the likely reason why Fridolin became the cantonal patron.
The land of Glarus originates
GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
The local genealogical societies are
Genealogisch-Heraldische Gesellschaft Zürich
and (for some parts)
Rätische Vereinigung für Familienforschung
If you have questions about genealogical research in Canton Glarus you may contact
- Johannes Baumgartner: email@example.com
Bear in mind that these volunteers are amateur genealogists, answering your questions in their spare time. Please give them sufficient time to respond.
You can discuss your questions with others interested in canton Glarus on the Genealogieforum Glarus. The archive is open to visitors to read; in order to be able to respond or start a new thread, registration (free of charge) is required. When posting, please keep in mind that only topics related to Glarus should be placed here; for topics related to other regions, navigate from the homepage to the appropriate forum or to the forum for Switzerland in general.
The Landesarchiv (State Archive) has specific family genealogies available back to 1595 that they will share with interested descendants for a fee.
CH - 8750 Glarus
phone: +41 55 646 63 01
fax: +41 55 646 63 13
Register of libraries and archives in Canton Glarus
NON-GENEALOGICAL PAGES ON THE CANTON
- Canton Glarus, Switzerland Genealogy
- On the History of the Glarner Families,
Particularly Those of the Sernf Valley by Gottfried Heer (1920)
Families included: Altmann, Bäbler, Baumgartner, Beglinger, Blumer, Bräm, Disch, Elmer, Freitag, Giger, Hämmerli, Hauser, Hefti, Kubli, Luchsinger, Madutz, Marti, Rhyner, Schneider, Schuler, Speich, Stauffacher, Wirth, Wohlwend, Wyss, Zentner
- On the History of the Citizen Families of
Engi and Their Development by Martin Baumgartner (1923)
Families included: Altmann, Baumgartner, Blumer, Bräm, Giger, Hämmerli, Luchsinger, Marti, Norder, Wyss
- Glarner Families Worldwide by Patrick Wild
- Geneal-Tree on Geneal-Forum
- Family pages
- On the History of the Glarner Families, Particularly Those of the Sernf Valley by Gottfried Heer (1920)
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE
- The Glarner Collection in the New Glarus, Wisconsin, Public Library