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Subject: [SWITZERLAND-L] Canton Bern (BE) listing of villages in FHL Catalog
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 14:18:40 -0600


Dear Friends and Bernhelpers:

I have been checking out the new LDS Family History Library website,
http://www.familysearch.org , and have discovered how to obtain a list of
all the villages in the canton of Bern (BE) for which data is in the
"Catalog." I will include the entire 462 village list below. I also
discovered that unless you have the "exact" spelling for your village, you
will not be able to bring up the data, since there is not a way to try
spelling variations (that I know of). Therefore, you can peruse the list
and look for your village that sounds "similar" to one you are looking for.
Then you can use the "exact" spelling (copy and paste into the search box)
in order to get more data about the village.

There are also a few warnings (5 in fact) I will mention before you go
searching for your ancestral village.

WARNING #1
It is best to copy and paste the entire line for the whole village in the
list below, otherwise, the search engine might not find it. Drag your
cursor over the line, then use Ctrl C keys (pressed at the same time) to
copy and Ctrl V to paste.

WARNING #2
Not all villages will have had their parish registers microfilmed, but may
have had a history written about them or a notarial, civil, or other record,
etc., filmed and is contained in the FHL Catalog, which can be searched at:
http://www.familysearch.org/Search/searchcatalog.asp

Of course we are always hopeful that a parish register is available as the
primary source of our ancestors.

The exact web address (URL), to show the canton Bern data, for all villages
within the LDS FHL Catalog, is at the end of this message. Use the Ctrl End
keys to jump to the bottom of this message and the Ctrl Home keys to jump
back to the beginning.

WARNING #3
It will take 20+ pages to print this out. Not too bad really. Better than
the 280 pages to print out all villages for all of Switzerland at:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/9711/chpostal-count.html

WARNING #4
When I transferred the data, into this message, some of the villages with
more than one word in them got grouped together. I have manually gone
through the list and tried to separate all I could find, but I might have
missed some. So, if you see something like, LePeuchapatte, which has 2
capital letters in it, then you must separate them in order for the search
engine to find the village.

What do I find if I search on:
Le Peuchapatte - ok, data found
le peuchapatte - ok, data found
LePeuchapatte - nothing found
lepeuchapatte - nothing
Peuchapatte - nothing
peuchapatte - nothing

If you are searching in French-speaking Switzerland, then always look in the
section which has La, Le, Les, which includes the villages:
La Cernie
La Chaux-des-Breuleux
La Ferriere
La Motte
La Neuveville
La Neuveville (Bezirk)
La Racine
La Ravine
La Scheulte

Le Bemont
Le Noirmont
Le Peuchapatte

Les Bois
Les Breuleux
Les Enfers
Les Franches-Montagnes (Herrschaft)
Les Genevez
Les Pommerats
Les Riedes-Dessus

WARNING #5
The original village list included the special characters, such as, ü - u
umlaut. The diacritics will NOT work in the search engine. You need to
take them out and use the standard alphabet character. For example, if I
did a search for Zürich, no data will be found, BUT if I search on Zurich,
then it finds the data and lists it as Zürich.

So, with the list below, I have modified all village names to be WITHOUT the
diacritical characters. For example: from Lützelflüh to Lutzelfluh

I must mention one exception to the above rules. If you are looking for
Courtemaîche, then you will have to enter: Courtemai^che and NOT:
Courtemaiche. Don't ask me why it is like this.

Here is the list of villages in which I changed their name from "with
special characters" to "standard alphabet characters":

Abländschen
Allmendingen (Strättligen)
Bätterkinden
Beurnevésin
Bévilard
Boécourt
Bözingen
Brechershäusern
Brügg (bei Biel)
Büderich
Bümpliz (Bern)
Büren
Bürglen (Brügg bei Biel
Bürkis
Cerniévillers
Châtelat
Châtillon
Corgémont
Cortébert
Courtemai^che funny one
Courtételle
Crémines
Dählhölzli (Bern)
Därstetten
Delémont
Delémont (Herrschaft)
Diessbach (bei Büren)
Dürrenroth
Fregiécourt
Füglisthal
Gléresse
Grimsel (Paßstrasse)
Grosshöchstetten
Gürbetal (Landschaft)
Köniz
La Ferrière
Le Bémont
Lötschberg (Landschaft
Lützelflüh
Miécourt
Mühleberg
Mühlethurnen
Mülchi
Münchenbuchsee
Münchenwiler
Münsingen
Münster
Mürren
Oberwil (b.Büren)
Péry
Prägelz
Prêles
Rebévelier
Réclère
Röschenz
Röthenbach (im Emmental)
Rüderswil
Rüeggisberg
Rüegsau
Rüschegg
Rüti (b.Büren)
Rüti (b.Lyssach)
Saignelégier
Schüpfen
Séprais
Soyhières
Täuffelen
Teß
===end of the special character list====

FINALLY, the list you have been waiting for:
====The List of 462 villages which are in the FHL Catalog as of 3 June
99========
Copy and paste the entire village name into the search field, otherwise it
will not be found.

Aarberg
Aarwangen
Ablandschen
Adelboden
Aeschi
Affoltern (im Emmental)
Affoltern bei Aarberg
Albligen
Alle
Allmendingen (Strattligen)
Altdorf
Anet
Arch
Asuel
Auswil
Bangerten (b.Dieterswil)
Bargen
Bassecourt
Battendorf
Batterkinden
Beatenberg
Belfond (Goumois)
Bellelay
Belp
Belprahon
Berlincourt
Berlinsdorf
Bern
Beurnevesin
Bevilard
Biel
Biel (Bezirk)
Bienne
Biestiegen
Biglen
Blauen
Bleienbach
Blumenstein
Boecourt
Bolligen
Boltigen
Boncourt
Bonfol
Bourrignon
Bozingen
Brandisholz
Brechershausern
Breislach
Bremgarten
Bressaucourt
Brienz
Brienz (Seelandschaft)
Brischwyler
Brislach
Brix
Brugg (bei Biel)
Bubendorf
Buchholterberg
Buchholterberg (Landschaft)
Buchsee
Buderich
Buix
Bumpliz (Bern)
Bure
Buren
Burg (im Leimental)
Burgdorf
Burglen (Brugg bei Biel)
Burkis
Bux
Calmis
Cappelen
Cappelen (Frauen-)
Cerlier
Cernievillers
Champion
Champoz
Charmoille
Chasseral (Berglandschaft)
Chatelat
Chatillon
Chevenez
Clavaleyres
Coeuve
Coppigen
Corban
Corcelles
Corgemont
Cormoret
Cornol
Cornol (Bezirk)
Cortebert
Courcelon
Courchapoix
Courchavon
Courfaivre
Courgenay
Courrendlin
Courroux
Court
Courtedoux
Courtelary
Courtelary (Bezirk)
Courtemai^che
Courtemautruy
Courtetelle
Cremines
Dachsfelden
Dahlholzli (Bern)
Damphreux
Damphreux (Bezirk)
Damvant
Darstetten
Delemont
Delemont (Herrschaft)
Delsberg
Develier
Diemtigen
Diessbach (bei Buren)
Diesse
Dietwyler
Dittingen
Douanne
Duggingen
Durrenroth
Eggiwil
Einigen
Elfenau (Bern)
Elsgau (Herrschaft)
Emmental (Landschaft)
Envelier
Epauvillers
Epiquerez
Erguel (Herrschaft)
Eriswil
Erlach
Erlenbach
Eschert
Essertfallon
Etzelkofen
Fahy
Falkenberg
Ferenbalm
Fontenais
Fornet-Dessous
Fornet-Dessus
Frauenkappelen
Fregiecourt
Frutigen
Fuglisthal
Gadmen
Gampelen
Gebstorf
Gerzensee
Gessenay
Gleresse
Glovelier
Gottstatt
Goumois
Grafenried
Grandfontaine
Grandval
Granfelden
Grellingen
Grimsel (Passstrasse)
Grindelwald
Grossaffoltern
Grosshochstetten
Gsteig (b.Gstaad)
Gsteig (b.Interlaken)
Guggisberg
Gurbetal (Landschaft)
Gurzelen
Habkern
Hall
Hasle (b.Burgdorf)
Heimenhausen
Heimenschwand
Heimiswil
Herzogenbuchsee
Hilterfingen
Hindelbank
Hofwil
Hohgant (Landschaft)
Huttwil
Ilfingen
Innertkirchen
Ins
Interlaken
Jegenstorf
Jennsdorf
Jerisberghof
Kallnach
Kalmiz
Kappelen
Kevenach
Kirchberg
Kirchdorf
Kirchenthurnen
Kirchlindach
Koniz
Koppigen
Krauchthal
Kuef
Kurzenberg (Linden)
La Cernie
La Chaux-des-Breuleux
La Ferriere
La Motte
La Neuveville
La Neuveville (Bezirk)
La Racine
La Ravine
La Scheulte
Lajoux
Lamboing
Langenthal
Langnau (im Emmental)
Lauenen
Lauenen (b.Gstaad)
Laufen
Laufon
Laupen
Lauperswil
Lauterbrunnen
Le Bemont
Le Noirmont
Le Peuchapatte
Leissigen
Lengnau
Les Bois
Les Breuleux
Les Enfers
Les Franches-Montagnes (Herrschaft)
Les Genevez
Les Pommerats
Les Riedes-Dessus
Liesberg
Lietingen
Ligerz
Limpach
Linden (b.Oberdiessbach)
Lotschberg (Landschaft)
Lotzwil
Loveresse
Lugnez
Luttelsdorf
Lutzelfluh
Lyss
Madiswil
Madretsch
Malleray
Malleray (Bezirk)
Malnuit
Meikirch
Meinisberg
Meiringen
Mervelier
Mett
Mettemberg
Miecourt
Mieschdorf
Moderswyler
Monible
Montavon
Montenol
Montfaucon
Montfavergier
Montignez
Montmelon
Montsevelier
Montvoie
Mormont
Morschwyler
Moutier
Moutier-Grandval (Herrschaft)
Movelier
Muhleberg
Muhlethurnen
Mulchi
Munchenbuchsee
Munchenwiler
Munsingen
Munster
Muri bei Bern
Muriaux
Murren
Mutzwyler
Nenzlingen
Neuenegg
Neuenstadt
Nidau
Niederbipp
Niederscherli
Nods
Oberbalm
Oberbipp
Oberburg
Oberdiessbach
Oberhasle (Amtsbezirk)
Oberscherli
Oberwangen
Oberwil (b.Buren)
Oberwil (im Simmental)
Ocourt
Orvin
Outremont
Perles
Perrefitte
Pery
Pferdmund
Pieterlen
Pleigne
Plen
Pleujouse
Pontenet
Porrentruy
Pragelz
Preles
Pruntrut
Pumpfel
Radelfingen (b.Aarberg)
Rapperswil
Rebeuvelier
Rebevelier
Reclere
Recolaine
Reconvilier
Reichenbach im Kandertal
Renan
Rennendorf
Reutigen
Riggisberg
Ringgenberg
Rippertswyler
Roche-d'Or
Roches
Rocourt
Roeschenez
Roggenburg
Roggwil
Roschenz
Rossemaison
Rothenbach (im Emmental)
Ruderswil
Rueggisberg
Ruegsau
Ruppoldsried
Ruschegg
Ruti (b.Buren)
Ruti (b.Lyssach)
Saanen
Saicourt
Saignelegier
Saint-Imier
Sankt Immer
Sankt Stephan
Saugern
Saulcy
Saules
Sceut
Schangnau
Schelten
Scherli
Scheunen
Schlosswil
Schupfen
Schwarzenberg
Schwarzenburg
Schwarzenburg (Landschaft)
Schwarzenegg bei Thun
Schynige Platte
Seeberg
Seedorf
Seehof
Seleute
Seprais
Signau
Sigriswil
Simmental (Landschaft)
Siselen
Sombeval
Sonceboz-Sombeval
Sonvilier
Sornetan
Sorvilier
Soubey
Souboz
Soulce
Soyhieres
Spiez
St. Petersinsel
St. Ursitz
St-Brais
St-Brais (Bezirk)
Steffisburg
Stettlen
St-Ursanne
St-Ursanne (Herrschaft)
Sulz
Sumiswald
Susten (Passstrasse)
Sutz
Tauffelen
Tavannes
Tess
Thierachern
Thun
Thun (Seelandschaft)
Tittingen
Trachselwald
Tramelan
Tremmlingen
Trub
Trubschachen
Tschangnau
Twann
Undervelier
Unterseen
Unterswyl
Ursenbach
Utzenstorf
Vauffelin
Vautenaivre
Vechigen
Vellerat
Vendlincourt
Vermes
Vicques
Vicques (Bezirk)
Villars-les-Moines
Villars-sur-Fontenais
Villeret
Vinelz
Vogtsburg
Wahlen (b.Laufen)
Wahlern
Walkringen
Walliswil bei Wangen
Walperswil
Walterswil
Wangen (an der Aare)
Wangenried
Wasen (im Emmental)
Wattenwil
Wendlinsdorf
Wengen
Wengi (b.Buren)
Werdthof
Wichtrach
Wikartswil
Wil (BA.Konolfingen)
Wilderswil
Wileroltigen
Wimmis
Wix
Wohlen
Worb
Wynigen
Zimmerwald
Zweisimmen
Zwingen

====End of The List of 462 villages which are in the FHL Catalog========

Here is the web address for the entire listing of villages for canton Bern
(BE) - which is not in alphabetical order (for the entire 462 village list):

http://www.familysearch.org/fhlc/supermainframeset.asp?display=localityrelat
ed&subject=160036&subject_disp=Switzerland,_Bern&first=1&last=462&columns=*,
180,0

everything from http to ,180,0 must be on a single line in order for you
click on it, or you can copy and paste each section onto the end of the
previous in your web address area in your browser.

If you want it in alphabetical order then you must go to:

http://www.familysearch.org/fhlc/supermainframeset.asp?display=localityrelat
ed&subject=160036&subject_disp=Switzerland,_Bern&first=1&last=20&columns=*,1
80,0

Have fun, Dave

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