Trace your Roots
Learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are—it also creates a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future.
How to plan a family ancestry trip
The following website provides in-depth and impartial reviews of leading DNA test kits, user-generated reviews of every DNA test kit they tested and detailed kit comparisons to name a few:
Important Info for all Swiss people abroad who receive an AHV or IV pension from Switzerland:
Beginning May 2021, your submission of confirmation of life needs to include an official confirmation again.
History of Swiss Immigration to Texas
In July 2020, Texas had 3'534 registered Swiss citizens.
Community settled by Swiss immigrants:
The Swiss began immigrating to Texas in 1821. They had several plans to settle large groups, that failed to materialize. The Swiss had little reason to immigrate to Texas. They did come on their own and contributed to the Texas independence. They slowly arrived until 1880. Many settled in north Texas communities. Their careers were farming, ranching, banking, and dairy. There were few Swiss in Texas, however more than other neighboring states.
Swiss Revue - Region USA
The magazine for the Swiss abroad
All online editions are available in multiple languages
Please look for contributions from the Swiss Community of Texas in each edition!
Die Zeitschrift für Auslandschweizer
Alle Editionen sind auswählbar in verschiedenen Sprachen und Regionen der ganzen Welt
All editions are available in multiple languages and for many regions all over the world
Swiss Celebrities born or living in Texas
Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer from Au, Switzerland.
Swiss People Living in the USA
This group is for all Swiss people who either lived, live, or will live in the USA. We're here to connect with other Swiss people to chat, share information, and help each other out in whatever way possible!