Links and Toolbox
In addition to the various links found in the respecitve main pages, below you will find a comprehensive, categorized and cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites about Glarus online. Unfortunately, many of these sites are only available in German but anyway worth to visit:
Cemeteries and Obituary Collections
Beal Funeral Homes (English)
Beal Funeral Homes, Inc. with the Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville and the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus provides obituaries of people living in New Glarus and neighborhood.
Find A Grave (English)
See the graves of thousands of famous or less famous people from around the world.
Glarner Woche (German)
The weekly Glarner gazette.This gazette contains information about births in Glarus. Free E-paper download.
Official Gazette of Glarus for free (German)
In the official gazette of Glarus amongst many other administrative transactions, births and deaths of people living in the Canton of Glarus will be published on a weekly basis. Username: Amtsblatt / Password: amtgl
Portrait Archiv (German)
A collection of portrait images taken from obituaries, in memoriam cards or death records.
Todesanzeigen Glarus (German)
Obituaries found in Swiss newspapers about events of death in Glarus.
Computer Software for Genealogy
Computer als Hilfsmittel (German)
Review of selected software programms for Swiss genealgoy and heraldry.
A powerful printing software for all kind of printouts of your genealogical research results..
Top Ten Genealogy Software (English)
Review and comparison of the top ten genealogy software programs.
General Research Resources
25 Best Genealogy Websites for Beginners (English)
A hit list provided by Family Tree Magazine.
Free templates & pedigree charts page.
Family History Books (English)
Family History Books is a collection of more than 200,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees.
Family Search: Canton Glarus (English)
General website about family reserach in Switzerland, featuring also Glarus. Unfortunately, many of the topics are not filled with contents.
Federal Swiss Website (English)
The information on this official webpage is intended solely to help you get started and guide you in your research.
Genealogy Index for Glarus (English)
This site indexes thousands of different GEDCOM files found on other web sites. GEDCOM files are special genealogy files that can be imported into any genealogy software.
GenWiki is a comprehensive project of the Association for computer genealogy.
Geographical Lexicon Glarus (German)
Digital access to the Glarus section of the Geographical Lexicon of Switzerland (1902-1910).
Glarus - A Family Heritage Resource (English)
Resource website about Glarus and its emigrants with useful links book, history and travel recommendations.
Resource website of the Green County Genealogical Society Research Center with useful information about Green County, Cemetery, Obits, links book and many other resources.
If you live in a house that’s more than a few decades old, you might wonder about its history. What were the circumstances surrounding its construction? Who lived there before you moved in? You might even wonder about the evolution of the home’s structure as it has undergone home improvement, or you might have a morbid curiosity about whether or not your home has a sordid past. With the help of online resources and public records, much can be learned about the history of any property.
Similar website as the one above.
The site offers name origins, statistics and popularity rankings for people names. You can search and compare the most popular names, find trending names and review various list of names by origin, region decade and more.
Suggestions for Tracing Swiss Ancestors (English)
Hints how to trace Swiss ancestors, annoteted links and recommended books. Part of Swiss Genealogy on the Internet.
Swiss Center of North America (English)
The Swiss Center of North America values heritage, culture and our relationships with Switzerland. The website contains also a special section about genealogy with a many interesting links and specific genealogical information.
Swiss Genealogy on the Internet: Canton Glarus (German/English/Francais/Italiano)
General website about family reserach in Switzerland, featuring also Glarus.
Swiss Society of Genealogical Studies (German/English/Francais/Italiano)
The Swiss society for family research SGFF/SSEG (founded in 1933) connects researchers who conduct research in Switzerland and about Swiss families.
Swiss Telephone Directory for free (German/English/Francais/Italiano)
Verein für Familien- & Personenforschung March & Nachbarregionen (German/French)
Genealogical website for families from the March region (neighbor region of Glarus). with interesting links to other genealogy websites.
People and public records search in the USA.
Genealogical website for families from the Central Switzerland region (neighbor region of Glarus). with interesting links to other genealogy websites.
Glarus Family Trees and Individual Genealogical Websites
Familien Bachmann - Richterswil (German/English)
Well done family website of the Bachmann family which also shows links to Glarner families
Familienforschung von Stefan Bosshard (German/English)
Interesting website about Stefan Bosshard´s family with a lot of information about Glarus and its families.
Glarus Family Tree / Glarner Familienstammbäume (German/English)
My own online Glarus family tree on Tribalpages.
Jehli Genealogy (German)
Interesting website aoubt the Jehli family from Graubünden with bycatches from Glarus. Peter Jehli-Kamm issues a genealogical newsletter (Altvordern-Bott).
Klassy/Klaesi Family from Switzerland (English)
The Kläsi ancestors of Rebecca Lynn Sprague.
Karl Leuener runs a well designed website with family data of the political Rhine valley community of Sennwald (incl. Salez, Haag, Frümsen and Sax), as well as the communities of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Schättin Family (German/English)
Family website about the Schättin family from the March region (neighbor region of Glarus)
Stäger Familienforschung (German)
The Stäger ancestors of Beat Stäger.
Stüssi Family History (English)
Family website about the Stüssi family based on an extract from the genealogical books ath the Landesarchiv Glarus.
Die Thut´s (German)
This excellent website contains genealogical research results about the family name Thut.
Wichser of Schwanden (English)
Family website about the Wichser family based on an extract from the genealogical books ath the Landesarchiv Glarus.
Wichser of Schwanden (English)
A blog about the family Wichser of Schwanden.
Sauerbraten, tea Time and Scones (English)
Family website of BJ Peters with family links to the earlyTschudi emigrants to the USA
Handwriting and Script
Here you can learn Suetterlin - the German handwriting (German/English/Francais)
Excellent online tutorial on the German script and handwriting including an alphabet and scanned examples of documents.
History and Culture
Alt Glarus Virtuell (German)
The fire of Glarus 1861 has destroyed a large part of the historic town. A completely different city with modern charm emerged through the efforts of reconstruction. Based on a model designed by Hans Leuziger, but also through the study of old plans and images, a virtual model of old Glarus is shown on this website. The model links including information about the fire and interesting stoies to individual buildings.
The Glarus genealogical heraldic web catalogue with a collection of Glarus family coat of arms based on the Wappenbuch der Bürgergeschlechter des Kantons Glarus 1902 collected by Samuel Wild.
The old Swiss genealogical heraldic web catalogue with many useful links on all subjects of the genealogy and the coat of arms customer in Switzerland. Big collection of Swiss family coat of arms and newsletter.
Gilpin Historical Society (English)
The Purpose of this website is to discover, procure, preserve and display whatever maybe related to the civil, social and economic history of the county of Gilpin, Colorado, USA.
Glarner Heimatbuch (German)
Interactive Website of the Glarner Heimatbuch with learning matters about Glarus, recommended walking-tours etc.
Glarner Industrieweg (German)
Website of the project Glarus Industrial Trail. The Glarus industrial trail passes old weaving mills, workers houses and villas of the manufacturer. It is ideal for history buffs and cosy cyclists with a flair for landscapes.
Website about history and culture of Schwanden, with geature stories about the Glarner settlements in America.
Historical Society of Glarus
Website which gives a brief history of the Staute of Liberty and Ellis Island
The Almanac of the Historical Society of Glarus is now online available on the e-periodica website. A source of historical treasures for everybody who is interested in the history of Glarus.
A collection of the Cantonal and Communal coat of arms (before and after the resttructuring of the community structure in 2011.
Official Website of Canton Glarus (German)
Official website of Canton Glarus with topics featuring history, politic, communities, tourism, demographic and other data etc.
Ortsgeschichtsverein Engi (German)
Historical Society of Engi
A very interesting and well documented website of the Pro Netstal Foundation with a lot of information about Netstal.
Register of Swiss Surnames of the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (German / English / Francais / Italiano / Rumantsch)
To genealogists and historians the Register of Swiss Surnames has become an essential standard reference. Representing the status quo of the year 1962, it offers a comprehensive alphabetical listing of all the families holding citizenship in a Swiss community. Each entry contains information on the place of origin (i.e. community of citizenship), time of naturalisation as well as previous place or country of origin.
Stiftung Pro Vorburg Oberurnen (German)
Website of the foundation Pro Vorburg Oberurnen which takes care of the preservation of the remains of the Vorburg Castle in Oberurnen.
The new Swiss genealogical heraldic web catalogue. Big collection of Swiss family coat of arms.
Libraries, Archives and Museums
An overview of the various museums in Glarus can be found at the website of the Historical Society of Glarus. They are also listed with a short description below:
Alte Hammerschmiede (German)
A journey through time to modern forging technology. Look at the industrialization, from the hammer mill here to the technology of today. You will experience blazing fire and glowing. The offer in the 1777 built hammer mill a unique atmosphere.
Anna Göldi Museum (German)
The modern and completely redesigned museum is dedicated to the tragic fate of the 1782 executed maid Anna Göldi and traces the stages of her life. At the center of the exhibition is the incomparably well-documented process, namely the extensive torture records. Around it, the visitors are led from one theme island to another: obsessive belief in witches, network of power, enlightenment, journalism, culture of remembrance, rehabilitation.
Dorfmuseum im "Pulverturm" Schwanden (German)
The village museum "Pulverturm" (Powder Tower) shows various documents about the local history of Schwanden and the emigration history of New Glarus.The museum also shows church and fire antiquities, eeapons, uniforms and ming industry objects.
Dorfmuseum Sool (German)
Local museum of the village of Sool which is located in the old school in Sool.
Kunsthaus Glarus (German)
Art museum of Glarus. Temporary exhibitions of Swiss and international contemporary art, mainly a younger generation of artists. In parallel, regular parts of the collection are presented.
Glarner Industrieweg (German)
The Glarner industrial path leads over a total of 50 kilometers from Linthal to Ziegelbrücke and from Elm to Schwanden. The path is suitable for cyclists and hikers alike. On the way there is much to see, the industrial history of the Glarnerland comes alive. A three-part route map lists all industrial objects and briefly presents them in image and text. At around 50 particularly important and typical plants, object panels are set up. They describe historical, structural, technical or social aspects in text and image.
Glarner Wirtschaftsarchiv (German)
The Glarner Wirtschaftsarchiv collects, documents and archives documents about the industrial and economic history of Glarus.
Landesarchiv des Kantons Glarus (German)
The Landesarchiv Glarus documents the decisions and actions of the Cantonal authorities since 1837 and keeps also documents from the period before. The Landesarchiv archives also important documents of citizens, such as birth certificates, court judgments or historical real estate documents.
Landesbibliothek des Kantons Glarus (German)
Cantonal library (study and education library) of the Canton of Glarus with a focus on literature about Glarus. Link to the online catalog.
Landesmuseum des Kantons Glarus (German)
The museum of Glarus was opend in 1946 in the historical Freulerpalast in Näfels and is dedicated to different areas of the history of the Canton Glarus.
The visit under expert guidance in the mountain country plates Engi. The old slate mine in the Sernftal offers a unique special experience. The slate mining was a main source of income for the inhabitants of the valley for several hundred years.
The Landvogthaus was built in the 16th century in Nidfurn and shows the living culture of Swiss patrician families from four centuries in many rooms.
Library of Congress (English)
The Library of Congress is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
Museum Thomas-Legler-Haus Diesbach (German)
Local museum in Diesbach is located in the Thomas Legler house. It deals with the general topic "The country and its people in the 18th and 19th century". Various changing exhibitions.
Museum Verein Sernftalbahn (German)
The Association Sernftalbahn has set itself the goal to preserve the remaining heritage of the narrow-gauge railway Schwanden-Elm closed in the year 1969.
This collection focuses primarily on the first 100 years of New Glarus’s history. It includes narratives about the settlement and early history of the village, family records from the first church in New Glarus, tax rolls of the Town of New Glarus, old maps and plat books of Green County, the first yearbook of the New Glarus High School, and photographs of individuals and families, school groups, community organizations, events, street scenes, businesses, and agriculture. The New Glarus Public Library, the New Glarus Historical Society, and the Swiss United Church of Christ of New Glarus have collaborated to make available to the public these selected materials documenting the history of New Glarus and the surrounding area.
New Glarus Public Library (English)
The public library website of New Glarus with a section dedicated to genealogy.
Ortsmuseum Glarus Nord Mollis (German)
Local museum in Mollis is located in the house of Caspar Schindler. On display are various tools and equipments from the past.
Ortsmuseum Schänis (German)
The local museum Schänis gives an interesting historical background about the municipality Schänis and its residents.
Ortsmuseum Weesen (German)
The local museum is devoted to the history of the village of Weesen.
Rysläuferhuus Schwanden (German)
In the historical Rysläuferhuus (hous of mercenary soldiers) "gukum" (society for history and culture to Schwanden) organizes temporary exhibitions.
Suworow Museum Linthal (German)
The Suvorov Museum (founded in 1986), has the most comprehensive collection on the subject of Suvorov in Switzerland: pictures, books, archaeological finds, documents, etc.
Swiss Historical Village & Museum (English)
The Swiss Historical Village & Museum presents the unique story of the founding of New Glarus in 1845 and traces the Swiss colony's growth into a dairy farming community that continues to keep alive its ethnic heritage.
Provider of Family History, Historical Records and Online Family Trees
Ellis Island is an excellent resource for studying ancestry because of the extensive screening that was done on people entering the port. Ellis Island’s immigration are available in digital form, available online. This website provides various links to such resources.
FamilySearch (German/English/Francais/Italiano and others)
Geneanet (German/English/Francais/Italiano and others)
MyHeritage (German/English/Francais/Italiano and others)
Provider of Genealogical Research Services in Switzerland
Bernadette Oertig provides research services worldwide but with an emphasis on the Linth area.
DNA Testing and Genealogy
Independent website which provides guidelines and reviews of DNA tests and explains the various methods
Are you missing a useful link, please get in contact with me and I am happy to refer to your proposed site.