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Swiss National Museum - Online collection

The online collection is a presentation platform of the collections of the Swiss National Museum.

Descriptions of the collection areas as well as images of numerous collection highlights and additional collection objects are available online.

Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire (BCU) Fribourg

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La conservation et la mise en valeur du patrimoine imprimé ancien du canton de Fribourg constituent une des missions prioritaires de la BCU. A ce jour, tous les documents depuis le premier imprimé fribourgeois (1585) jusqu'à aujourd’hui, figurent au Catalogue fribourgeois.

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Bellinzona UNESCO World Heritage

Bellinzona's castles are considered amongst the finest examples of medieval fortification architecture in Switzerland. The website "Bellinzona UNESCO World Heritage" offers a detailed description of the history as well as the castles and walls of Bellinzona.
In addition to that, scenes of medieval Bellinzona, executed by Bardo Carugo and based on reconstructions of the engineer Guiseppe Weith, are presented and described.

Swiss Heritage Society

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The Swiss Heritage Society is dedicated to the advancement of Switzerland’s architectural heritage. Its focus is on the preservation of important landmarks, the development of the structural environment, and the promotion of good architectural design.

Earthquake catalog ECOS-09

ECOS-09 (Earthquake Catalog of Switzerland 2009) is the current earthquake catalog of Switzerland. It integrates the following basic information:

  • The Macroseismic Earthquake Catalog of Switzerland, with events from AD 250, revised and supplemented to 2008;
  • Yearly reports of the Swiss earthquake commission since 1879;
  • Earthquake locations of the instrumental networks of the SED since 1975;
  • Supplemented by 12 earthquake catalogs from neighboring and international agencies.

iconicarchive - Photographic Online Archive of Othmar Jaeggi

iconicarchive is a private project which aims at providing photos of private archives online. The thematic focus lies on archaeology with photos of archaeological sites, travels and objects within museums.

Association for Financial History (Switerland and Principality of Liechtenstein)

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The Association for Financial History is dedicated to the historical and archival questions regarding the financial history of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

arCHeco - Register of economic fonds preserved in archives of Switzerland and Liechtenstein

arCHeco gives an overview of historical business records preserved in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and offers an online directory of archival fonds of the private economy mostly held by public repositories. Further archival fonds of private enterprises, associations and state-run organisations are continuously added.

arCHeco can be searched by full text search, by browsing the list of all archival fonds or by browsing the list of all archival institutions.

arCHeco is a joint-project of the business archivists group of the Association of Swiss Archivists (VSA) and the Swiss Economic Archives (SWA).

Register of Swiss Surnames

The Register of Swiss Surnames offers a comprehensive alphabetical listing of all the families holding citizenship in a Swiss community.

Each entry contains information on the place of origin (i.e. community of citizenship), time of naturalisation as well as previous place or country of origin. This site offers free access to some 48'500 entries, as compiled in the third edition of the "Familiennamenbuch der Schweiz" (Schulthess Polygraphischer Verlag, Zurich 1989).

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