German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching BAER from near Zurich, Switzerland #germany

Buzaitis and Petersen <bubbeleh@...>

Hello GerSig,
I just joined this group, as well as the Czech-Austria group, the Litvak
group and the Scandanavian group. My own ancestors are Czech and Danish; my
partner's are Lithuanian and Polish, and I am joining this group to help a
friend >from Switzerland who is looking into family rumors she has heard
concerning her background.

I have been doing genealogy research for 7 years and hold a Certificate in
Genealogy and Family History >from the University of Washington in Seattle,
Washington, USA. I have personally conducted family research in the
archives of the Czech Republic. However, I consider myself to be a novice
in doing German/Swiss Jewish Genealogy research.

I live in Seattle, Washington, USA. My native language is English and I also know
some Czech and German, and have access to someone who knows Lithuanian. I consider
myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using the Internet is
also intermediate.

My primary research goal now is to find out whether there were Jews with
the surname BAER who lived in the Zurich and Argau areas of northeastern
Switzerland. Although my friend is nominally a protestant, the family story is
that they were originally Jews who came to that area of Switzerland >from Poland.

Any guidance you can give on how to access this type of information for
Switzerland is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Dena (Simacek-Svajgr) Petersen Seattle, Washington, USA

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