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Ancestry.com. Swiss Emigrants in the 18th Century [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
Original data: Faust, Albert Bernhardt, A.B., Ph.D.. Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1920.

About Swiss Emigrants in the 18th Century

This important record effectively represents the history of Swiss emigration to the Americas in the eighteenth century. Originally located in the State Archives of Zurich, it contains the ship lists of emigrants to the American colonies from Switzerland, in particular to the Carolinas and Pennsylvania. Each list contains, where possible, the names of family members who departed, their birth date, baptism date, the town or province of departure, the date of departure, the name of the ship, and their destination. This is an invaluable research tool for anyone with Swiss ancestors who emigrated to America between 1700 and 1800.