The specialist portal for maps from libraries and archives in Switzerland. The meta-catalog provided contains half a million maps from all over the world – from medieval manuscript maps to current printed ones. Find the maps to suit your needs quickly and simply using our map search.
This is a great resource for researching older maps of the world. Search on the country, state, area, town, or anywhere that has an identity. Maps related to the search can be shown as an overlay onto a current map of the same area. Some of the digitized maps can be purchased as downloads or prints.
The University Library Bern has an extensive collection of historic maps. Many of these maps, such as the Ryhiner collection, Thomas Schoepf's maps of the area around Bern or Meyer-Weiss's Atlas of Switzerland, are digitized and available online. The website also has digitized journals, newspapers, and prints.
The Kastler DNA group is a collection of DNA samples from several individuals that are hopefully matched with another in the same family tree, if available. The group also shows any clans which were thought to be bound to a particular geographic location, but had migrated at some point in time.
Regional databases, digitized historical books and sources, directory of software, forums, directory of researchers and groups. While there's options for English and French, it's mostly just in German. Try the "Metasuche".
The website is a massive collection of links, searchable datasets, and a plethora of other things. It seems focused more on Jewish data where applicable. Taken from website: "This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites".
The Königsbach-Stein Kastners are the relatives of the Swabian Kastlers and the Westhoffen Kastlers. As proven with DNA testing, it appears that one or more members of the Swabian clan migrated west to Königsbach-Stein. The top-most ancestor known is Konrad Kastner (*1592). One interesting fact is that there is a Conrad Kastler (*1592), who is the top-most ancestor known in the Westhoffen family tree.