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"We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe."

I have been dealing with the families from Glarus for many years and I am searching especially for the descendants of the emigrants from Glarus who left the country mainly in the middle of the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century. Due to these years of research I was able to build up a database with more than 320'000 persons. This allows me on the one hand to show the emigration history of the Glarus emigrants and on the other hand to prove the roots of their descendants. I have prepared a Glarus Family Tree that goes back to the beginnings of church records in the canton (state) of Glarus that means about back to the 16th century.

Practically all persons recorded and documented in the Glarus family tree are linked to each other and are usually recorded up to the progenitors (the first ancestors mentioned in documents). This creates a unique family tree of the citizens of the canton of Glarus and allows a very comprehensive kinship analysis over more than 15 generations.

Numerous inquiries, especially from America, have led me to go beyond the mere creation of family trees and to gather further information about the history of the Canton of Glarus and its families. Finally, the website should also serve to provide the interested genealogist with numerous genealogical topics, links and download possibilities, and descendants of emigrated Glarners should the website also be a help in preparing a visit to the most beautiful canton, its museums, archives, hotels and restaurants.

Dive in and explore the numerous information about Glarus and its families. The following topics are available:


This link will take you directly to the Glarus Family Tree with over 320,000 people with a connection to the Canton of Glarus. If you cannot find your relatives in Switzerland, USA, Brazil or anywhere else in the world, please write to us and we will try to find the link.

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