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Welcome to the new iseli.org websiteThe website has been completely reorganized. So if you followed a link and didn't find what you were looking for, you'd best use the search box at the top right corner and search our website. Most of the old content was transferred to the new site, so hopefully you will be lucky. Otherwise, don't hesitate to contact me, I'll be glad to answer any questions. Send your mails to erich dot iseli at iseli dot org.
Swiss Roots: the Swiss government cares about Swiss emigrants in the US (Posted by erichiseli on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 03:15 PM)
Eight and a half years of guestbook entries (part 1) (Posted by erichiseli on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 10:38 AM)
Here is the raw content of the guestbook, ranging from April 1997 to November 2005. Consider this as an archive, many links and e-mail addresses are outdated. There won't be any other guestbook on this website because since it started, it has evolved a lot. Consider this:
Part one covers the years 1998-1997.
Eight and a half years of guestbook entries (part 2) (Posted by erichiseli on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 10:30 AM)
Eight and a half years of guestbook entries (part 3) (Posted by erichiseli on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 10:21 AM)
Anyone knows who this William AMMON is? (Posted by erichiseli on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 03:19 AM)
Genealogical research in Switzerland - a little howto (Posted by erichiseli on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 12:10 PM)
All evidence indicates that the Iseli Family originated as Swiss peasants, many of whom were farmers. The various Iseli Shields are not related the Coat-of-Arms of any noble family. They are, for the most part, a product of a "shield fad" that took place during the 1700's. The Shields were simply the invention of specific individuals. Their descendants could use the same shield, or modified it to represent their own generation, or invent one of their own. Therefore it is important not to consider the shields as being "family shields" but rather shields of individuals.
Who's who - Notable members of the family (Posted by transfer on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 08:05 AM)
This interesting branch of the Family was started by Johannes Iseli, a Swiss mercenary working for the Dutch in colonial Indonesia. After WWII, most of his descendants left Indonesia during the difficult early day of independence. Most of family resettled in Holland, but a few immigrated to America in the 1950's.