Genealogy in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein genealogy is fairly simple to research as all the churches were and are the centres of their communities. Their records are very comprehensive, and many people are related to one another, so family trees have to some extent been written.

The family coat of arms for the Schädler familyIn Schaan, a local historian has produced a book of the traditional family trees from Schaan. It only follows the male lines, but this can help genealogist work through some family members. Other village historians are following suit, either as single name studies or village wide research.

The national archives, and many of the parish archives do support genealogical research for a fee. For more information, please write to:


Liechtensteinisches Landesarchiv
Postfach 684
FL-9490 Vaduz

Tel: (+423) 236 63 40
Fax: (+423) 236 63 59