Place:Liechtenstein

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NameLiechtenstein
Alt namesFürstentum Liechtensteinsource: Britannica Book of the Year (1991) p 644; Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 654
Fürstentum Liechtensteinsource: Wikipedia
Principality of Liechtensteinsource: Wikipedia
TypeNation
Coordinates47.167°N 9.533°E
Contained Places
National district
Oberland ( 1719 - )
Unterland ( 1719 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a doubly landlocked alpine country in Central Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east and north. Its area is just over , and it has an estimated population of 35,000. Its capital is Vaduz. The biggest town is Schaan. Liechtenstein has the highest gross domestic product per person in the world when adjusted by purchasing power parity,. Liechtenstein also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world at 1.5%.

Liechtenstein is the smallest yet the richest (by measure of GDP per capita) German-speaking country and the only country to lie entirely within the Alps. It is known as a principality as it is a constitutional monarchy headed by a prince. Liechtenstein is divided into 11 municipalities. Much of its terrain is mountainous, making it a winter sports destination. Many cultivated fields and small farms characterize its landscape both in the south (Oberland, upper land) and in the north (Unterland, lower land). The country has a strong financial sector located in the capital, Vaduz, and has been identified as a tax haven. It is a member of the European Free Trade Association and part of the European Economic Area and the Schengen Area, but not of the European Union.

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How places in Liechtenstein are organized

All places in Liechtenstein

Further information on historical place organization in Liechtenstein

Research Tips

If your ancestor emigrated from Liechtenstein, there is a good chance he/she will be listed in Nach Amerika!, by Norbert Jansen. The pdf of the full book is available free online, and there is a search by surname or Liechtenstein location available at a separate site. Listings here generally include birthdate, father's name, mother's name with maiden name, year of emigration, some idea of where they originally went to. Sometimes there is a death date, a spouse, rarely children, and sometimes other brief notes. A goldmine! Nach Amerika pdf book Search site for Nach Amerika

FamilySearch has the database "Liechtenstein Births and Baptisms, 1650-1875". It is far from inclusive, with less than 35000 entries, but it is worth a try. Liechtenstein Births and Baptisms

Major towns have a town archivist, and some have compiled genealogies for some surnames, and access to local records. The link below is for a page that lists the town archives, and clicking on the town takes you to contact information (name, email, telephone, address)for that town's archivist. Town Archivists


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