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
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 German-speaking microstate in Central Europe. It is a constitutional monarchy headed by the Prince of Liechtenstein.

Liechtenstein is bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and Austria to the east and north. It has an area of just over and an estimated population of 35,000. Divided into 11 municipalities, its capital is Vaduz and largest town Schaan.

Economically, Liechtenstein has the highest gross domestic product per person in the world when adjusted by purchasing power parity. It is also the 2nd richest (by measure of GDP per capita) country in the world, after Qatar, and has one of the lowest unemployment rates at 1.5%.

An alpine country, Liechtenstein is mainly mountainous, making it a winter sports destination. Many cultivated fields and small farms are found both in the south (Oberland, upper land) and north (Unterland, lower land). The country has a strong financial sector centered in 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.


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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