The Swiss Federal Archives offer research tips on frequently requested topics.
Helvetians, Switzers, Swiss and the Swiss Cross: historical sources in the Swiss Federal Archives dating from the time prior to the centralised state of 1798.
The creation of the modern Swiss political system can be researched on the basis of historical sources in the Swiss Federal Archives.
At the end of the 19th century, Switzerland changed from a land of emigrants to one of immigrants. Historical sources at the Swiss Federal Archives help discover traces.
Historical sources on Swiss foreign policy (representation of interests, relationship management and humanitarian involvement) in the Swiss Federal Archives.
From a military viewpoint, Switzerland was prepared for the First World War. However, the ensuing economic and social crisis brought with them many challenges for the state.
The history of Switzerland during the Second World War is to this day the subject of research and debates. Historical sources in the Swiss Federal Archives.
Historical sources in the Swiss Federal Archives on the problematic handling of a transient population by the state and society.
Forced adoptions, indentured child labourers, children in homes and travellers count among the victims of enforced welfare measures. Documents held by municipalities, cantons and the Confederation.
Historical sources in the Swiss Federal Archives document the development of the intelligence services and state security as well as the "Secret Files Scandal".
From lansquenets and mercenaries to the modern militia army: the Swiss Federal Archives hold many sources relating to military history.
Switzerland has a liberal economic constitution. Historical sources document the state's activities relating to its economic policy.
Historical sources at the Swiss Federal Archives on the development of shipping, railways, mountain railways and aviation. Overview and introduction.
Tips and notes relating to searches for official documents from the middle ages to the present day in the Swiss Federal Archives and other institutions.
The fonds held by the Federal Archives include numerous audio-visual records such as photos, films, plans and sound recordings alongside paper-based documents.
Last modification 19.11.2019