Membership & 

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. 

Membership Application

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. 

Record Copies accepted by the Society