|Sorry - SSD is no longer available|
The "Swiss Surname Directory" had been designed to give some basic information on Swiss (or supposed to be Swiss) surnames by combining data from several sources (it is therefore not to be confused with the "Register of Swiss Surnames"). All information was compiled by volunteers on request, free of charge. The second aim of the "Swiss Surname Directory" was to establish contacts between people researching the same name.
Unfortunately this free service is no longer available, due to our host having been taken over by another ISP: financial requirements combined with technical instabilities caused by the new ISP have forced us to abandon this service.
As some information provided originally in connection with SSD may still be useful, several SSD pages are kept online, however - although the database can no longer be accessed.
Although different in the procedure, similar aims are now covered with Geneal-Forum, also a combination of providing contacts and, if required, basic information on some Swiss surnames. Geneal-Forum covers more than just Switzerland, however: the German, French and Dutch speaking parts of Europe are covered; it is also multilingual, including English. Anyone can read the contributions; to actually post questions, however, registration is required - which is free of charge and without any obligation.
Wolf Seelentag on behalf of the SSD Team