Find your ancestors in Swiss Emigrants To The American Colonies, 1734-1744

Based on an original manuscript held in the State Archive of Zurich, this compilation divulges names of emigrants who arrived mostly in Carolina and Pennsylvania from 1734 to 1744. From records created largely in Zurich, this is a unique look at those who departed Switzerland.

These records are unique in that they were created from the point of departure, rather than the point of arrival, and during a very early period of cross-Atlantic migration. A time when many such records were never created.

From this text, you can gain a summary view of the history of Swiss Emigration to the colonies, as well as detailed lists of travellers, and often their family members, occupation and their last known residence.

The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Residence
  • Destination
  • Circumstances of emigration