Recommended Books about Glarus Families

Below is a list with interesting books about Glarus Families. Most if not all of these books are in German and not anymore available in bookstores but could be found on second hand book platforms like ZVAB.com.

Wappenbuch des Landes Glarus

Roto-Sadag, Genf, 1937

by Ida Tschudi-Schümperlin and Jakob Winteler

German

120 pages description / 40 colour tables / 10 black/white tables / 2 pages sources and literture

Heraldry book of Glarus. Coat of arms of all Glarus families from the oldest times up to the present with a directory of all citizen families of Glarus.

Coat of Arms of Glarus Families also on the website of the Landesarchiv in Glarus

50 alte Glarner Familen

Buchdruckerein Schwanden, Walter Feldmann AG, Schwanden 1989

by Dr. h.c. Fritz Stucki

German

106 pages

50 old Glarus families. A research paper with a description of 50 families from the canton Glarus written by Dr. h. c. Fritz Stucki, old Landammann,  on behalf of the Glarner Kantonalbank

500 Jahre Genealogie und Geschichte des Glarner Geschlechtes Gallati

Heller-Druck Arbon, 1984

by Mogens Mogensen-Gallati

German

200 pages

500 years genealogy and family history of the Glarner family Gallati

Die Jenny-Familien im Kanton Glarus

Buchdruckerei J. Spälti & Cie., Glarus, 1929

by Johann Jakob Kubly-Müller and an introduction by Dr. phil. Adolf Jenny

German

577 pages

The Jenny family of Glarus

Excerpt from the genealogy book archived in the Landesarchiv Glarus, with an introduction by Dr. phil. Adolf Jenny. Numerious illustrations and pictures.

Aus der Geschichte der Familie Schindler von Mollis

Buchdruckerei Neue Glarner Zeitung, Glarus, 1936

by Jakob Winteler

German

211 pages

The History of the Schindler family from Mollis

In 1932, the first volume about the history of the Schindler family from Mollis was issued with the titel "Landammann Dietrich Schindler and his ancestors and descendants"

In 1936, the second volume was issued and deals with the most famous representatives of the Schindler family.

A chart with the descendants is attached to the book

Über den Ursprung des Glarner Geschlechtes Stauffacher und seine ersten Vertreter

Sonderausgabe aus Jahrbuch 44 (1925) des Historischen Vereins des Kantons Glarus

by Dr. Frieda Gallati

German

67 pages

The History of the Stauffacher family from the Sernftal

About the origin of the Stauffacher family and its first representatives (Heini und Ueli Murer).

Carlos Tschudi - Ein Dankesbuch

Privatdruck, 1930

by Carlos Tschudi

German

152 pages

A history of the von Tschudi family, with genealogical tables and portraits

Zur Geschichte der bürgerlichen Geschlechter von Engi und ihre Entwicklung

Buchdruckerei Glarner Nachrichten, Glarus,1923

by Martin Baumgartner

German

65 pages

The History of the Citizen Families of Engi and Their Development. Public Lectures by Martin Baumgartner, teacher in Engi. Self-published by the author. The following families are discussed: Altmann, Baumgartner, Blumer, Bräm, Giger, Hämmerli, Luchsinger, Marti, Norder and Wyss.

Sue Wolf translated the book into English and is available on the Swiss Genealogy on the Internet website

Zur Geschichte glarnerischer Geschlechter, derjenigen des Sernftales insbesondere

Druck und Verlag von Rud. Tschudy, Glarus, 1920

by Gottfried Heer

German

147 pages

The History of the Glarus families, especially of the Sernf Valley.  A medley of pictures from past days. The following families are discussed: Altmann, Bäbler, Daumgartner, Beglinger, Blumer, Bräm, Disch, Elmer, Freitag, Giger, Hämmerli, Hauser, Hefti, Kubli, Luchsinger, Madutz, Marti, Rhyner, Schneider, Schuler, Speich, Stauffacher, Wirth, Wohlwend, Wyss and Zentner. The book includes a coat of arms table.

Sue Wolf translated the book into English and is available on the Swiss Genealogy on the Internet website

Zur Geschichte glarnerischer Geschlechter, insbesondere derjenigen der Gemeinde Mollis

Buchdruckerei Glarner Nachrichten, Glarus,1921

by Gottfried Heer

German

76 pages

The History of the Glarus families, especially from Mollis.  A medley of pictures from past days. The following families are discussed: Zwicki, Schindler, Leuzinger, Beglinger, Pfeiffer, Laager, Winteler, Gallati, Lütschg, Weber, Schellenbaum, Schmid, Schuler and Streiff.

Zur Geschichte glarnerischer Geschlechter, der Kirchgemeinde Betschwanden insbesondere

Jahrbuch des historischen Vereins des Kantons Glarus, 1878

by Gottfried Heer

German

104 pages

The History of the Glarus families, especially of the parish Betschwanden. The following families are discussed: Elmer, Wichser, Schuler, Wala, Schiesser, Störi, Vögeli, Knobel and Legler.

Zur Geschichte glarnerischer Geschlechter, derjenigen des Eschentagwens insbesondere

Jahrbuch des historischen Vereins des Kantons Glarus, 1891

by Gottfried Heer

German

112 pages

The History of the Glarus families, especially of the Eschentagwen (Luchsingen, Hätzingen, Nidfurn). The following families are discussed: Speich, Schmid, Ott, Figi, Blumer, Kundert, Baumgartner and Böniger.

Geschichte der ältern Bürger-Geschlechter der Gemeinde Näfels

Separat-Abdruck aus dem Glarner Volksblatt, Näfels, 1921

by Gottfried Heer

German

23 pages

The History of the Glarus families, especially from Näfels. The following families are discussed: Müller, Hauser, Landolt, Gallati, Schwitter, Fischli, Feldmann, Aebli, Maurer, Oswald, Grüninger, Leu, Hophan, Tschudi and Reding.

Die Zweifel von der Frutt. Geschichte einer Glarner Bergbauernfamilie

Eigenverlag Ruedi Zweifel, 2012

by Ruedi Zweifel

German

100 pages

Ruedi Zweifel tells the story of his own family. He traces the family back to the year 1302, when his ancestors still lived in Schänis in the Gaster.

 

He represents the history of the generations in the context of nature, economy, society and politics. A very entertaining lecture.

Copies of the book are available from Baeschle in Glarus

Geschichte der Familie Blumer / Stammtafeln und Bilder zur Geschichte der Blumer

Archiv für schweizerische Familienkunde, Band 1, Zürich, 1945

by Walter Blumer

German

History: 192 pages / Charts: 90 pages

The history and pedigrees of the Blumer families from Nidfurn, Schwanden and Glarus. Numerious tables and pictures. 2 volumes.

Geschichte und Genealogie der Uralt Adeligen Familie von Tschudy, von Tschudi, Tschudy, Tschudi

Eigenverlag, 2002

by Fridolin Tschudy

German

CD

Very comprehensive representation of the history and the pedigrees of the Tschudi family. The author issued 3 volumes:

Volume 1: Introduction, Origin of the Family, Patents of Nobility, Coat of Arms, Development of the Family and the most renowned representatives, Complete Genealogy Part I:  Pre-Reformation time and the Catholics

Volume 2: Part II: Protestant Families,Glarus Section II and Section III Ennenda

Volume 3: Part IV: Protestant Families, Schwanden Section IV, Näfels Section V

Copies of the CD available from Baeschlin in Glarus

Chronik der Familie Wild. Eine mehr als 500 Jahre alte Familiengeschichte

Eigenverlag, 2016

by Patrick A. Wild

German

136 pages

The author tells the story of his own family. He traces the family back to 15th century, when the family emigrated from the Catholic area of the Toggenburg to the place where Ulrich Zwingli, the uncle of the progenitor´s wife, acted at that time.

 

He represents the history of each generations in the context of history, economy, society and politics. A very entertaining lecture.

Copies of the book available from the author

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