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Canton Glarus (GL)

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GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

Map of communities

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DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

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HISTORY:

This text is based on a history written by Peter Jehli, and was translated by Sue Wolf,

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St. Fridolin

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.
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The land of Glarus originates

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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

Just keep in mind, that all these volunteers are amateur genealogists, answering your questions in their spare time.
==> please give them sufficient time to respond <==

You are further invited to discuss your questions with other researchers interested in canton Glarus on the "Genealogieforum Glarus" (dialogue in German or French). The archive is open to visitors to read; in order to be able to respond or start a new thread, however, 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, please, change to the corresponding canton or to the forum for Switzerland in general (dialogue in German or French).

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OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES:

Landesarchiv (State Archive)
Postgasse 29
Postfach 515
CH - 8750 Glarus
phone: +41 55 646 63 01
Fax:    +41 55 646 63 13
E-mail: landesarchiv@gl.ch 
Information on heraldic and genealogic sources (in German)

Register of libraries and archives in Canton Glarus

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NON-GENEALOGICAL PAGES ON THE CANTON

1. Official Home Page of Canton

2. Home Pages of Tourist Offices and the like :

3. Private Pages on Canton :

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GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

1. Family Pages

2. Sources

List of all locations, for which sources have been filmed by LDS (the Mormons).

The History of the Citizen Families of Engi and their Development by Martin Baumgartner :
Altmann, Baumgartner, Blumer, Bräm, Giger, Hämmerli, Luchsinger, Marti, Norder

The History of the Glarus Families, especially of the Sernf Valley by Gottfried Heer :
Altmann, Bäbler, Baumgartner, Beglinger, Blumer, Bräm, Dische, Freitag, Giger, Hämmerli, Hauser, Hefti, Kubli, Luchsinger, Madutz, Marti, Rhyner, Schneider, Schuler, Speich, Wirth, Wohlwend, Zentner

Further hints on Swiss Genealogy in Canton Glarus by Barton T. Geger, S.J., and Sue Wolf

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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE

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MISCELLANEOUS

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This provisional page is maintained by Wolf W. Seelentag (with contributions by Peter Jehli and Sue Wolf). / Last updated 09 April 2012.
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