Dr. Ernst W. Alther, family pedigrees, Switzerland, Swiss genealogy
To compile a pedigree chart of a few generations, and have it printed, might be considered a private and personal pleasure. However, if such a pedigree is set out to cover all ancestors as far back as the sources allow, the author has achieved something important not only for his family, but for his home town, the canton or even a larger part of the country. Swiss genealogists, especially Komad Schulthess, have started projects like this during the 1920's; in 1939 Eduard Riibel and Wilhelm H. Ruoff have set new standards with their Rubel-Blass genealogy, covering mainly Zurich and Bern families. Franz Niederberger and Johann Paul Zwicky have transferred this tradition to Central Switzerland, and Manfred Strohmeyer has presented the Merian-Ahnen, a basic source for Basel.
von Moos, Mario; Seelentag, Wolf; and Schelbert, Leo
"Book Review: Dr. Ernst W. Alther, Ahnentafel van Burgern st.gallischen Ursprungs mit Ausliiufern nach Genf, Nancy, Nurnberg, Ulm, Lucca und Florenz,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 41
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol41/iss3/5