How to Join
Membership in the Descendants of Swiss Settlers is open to men and women, aged 18 years or older, who are lineally descended from a Swiss man or woman who settled in North America prior to 5 March 1798, as this marks the end of the Old Swiss Confederacy.
Additionally, the applicant may claim lineal descent from a Swiss man or woman whose descendant(s) left Switzerland and resided outside of Switzerland for an interim period before coming to North America prior to 5 March 1798.
A Society Life Membership costs $275 plus a $25 Registrar's fee. Supplemental Applications may be submitted for $65 each.
In lieu of submitting an onerous and inordinate amount of documentation, the Society allows for the submission of Record Copies from select lineage societies. A list of acceptable societies appears in the document below.