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Re: GYGER - Canton Berne to Bureau Co., IL 1850's
Posted by: Paul Burkhalter (ID *****8990) Date: January 28, 2011 at 07:35:36
In Reply to: Re: GYGER - Canton Berne to Bureau Co., IL 1850's by Larry Gyger of 9014

OK, Larry, so here's what to do now if you really are keen! His family record might be at the civil registry. All except Aeschlen & Gampelen come under the Thun Zivilstandsamt (civil registry), so odds are in favour of his record being there.
Here's the challenge - you could try e-mailing them ( stating his full name & dob, and that you don't know his gemeinde, but as most Gyger's are from (and quote the list in my last post, ex the 2 noted earlier), can they see if they have his records?
You can write in English, starting with a courteous apology for not having any German. Most likely they will reply in english. DO NOT use Google translate for your e-mail to them!
At worse thay may decline without you paying a search fee (which they should quote). At best they will come up with a result!
Let me know how you get on.

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