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Re: Where to start -- Kohler, Irminger
Posted by: Paul Burkhalter (ID *****8990) Date: August 21, 2011 at 02:26:34
In Reply to: Where to start -- Kohler, Irminger by Deborah Woolley of 9016

Hi Deborah,
An excellent resource of how to research Swiss genealogy is in english at
Kohler is a very common german surname in Switzerland, so this presents an initial challenge as all Swiss genealogy relies on the persons "home community" or "gemeinde" being known.
Given his Zurich University connections, e-mail them and maybe their archives might have much of interest: In particular ask if they can advise his home community. Once you know the home community, then the church records will be your next step (the era you state pre-dates civil records).
Good luck!

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