Swiss Community of Texas
A free platform for all Swiss people living in Texas
Recognized by ASO
(Organization for the Swiss Abroad)
Last updated June 2, 2023
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.
Do you find navigating the US healthcare system overwhelming, especially if you are not a native English speaker?
The Medicare Plans Resource Center can help you by removing language barriers. They deliver fact-based, expert reviewed information about Medicare. They do not sell or provide healthcare plans. Their resource helps guide senior and disabled immigrants and their families through the Medicare enrollment process, answer common questions about the different parts of Medicare translated into German, and walk through what is and isn't covered by the federal health insurance program.
You can view the guide here:
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.
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
Archives.com - trace your family's history
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:
Swiss Community - ASO
Swiss Revue - Schweizer Revue - Newsletters
The magazine for the Swiss abroad
Die Zeitschrift für Auslandschweizer
All online editions are available in multiple languages and for different regions worldwide.
Alle Editionen sind auswählbar in verschiedenen Sprachen und Regionen der ganzen Welt.
Please look for contributions from the Swiss Community of Texas in each edition!
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.