The Schürch Family Association of North America

How is the Association Organized?

Membership: Membership is automatic for all persons and families throughout North America who have ancestral connection to the family surname in any of its various spellings. The Association has no dues. Anyone with an ancestral connection to the family surname, including maternal lines, is automatically a member.

Purpose: The association is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, compilation, dissemination, and promotion of the family’s heritage. Preservation and publication of genealogical records by members is supported and encouraged. The association actively fosters communication and friendship among members through the sponsorship of family reunions.

Officers: Every two years at the biennial reunion, a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurers (U.S. and Canada) are elected to serve a two-year term. These officers, along with the Historical Committee Chairperson, Newsletter Editor and the Past Presidents, comprise the Executive Committee which directs the affairs of the Association.

Reunions: Reunions are held every two years at locations in North America with a Schürch heritage. The reunions are attended by Schürch ‘cousins’ from across North America, representing many of the various branches of the family. Attendance at these events has been as high as 700 participants. Usually held for two days during a summer weekend the reunions typically feature a diverse schedule of events including genealogy seminars, tours of Schürch landmarks and homesteads, an auction and delicious home style meals. Go to the Reunions page to see highlights of the most recent reunion and/or information about the next reunion.

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The Executive: It consists of the officers as listed above in the section on officers, directs all affairs of the association and is responsible for their oversight. It meets as often as needed to conduct the business of the association. The president calls and presides over the meetings. For a list of the current members click on Executive.

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What's New?

Reunion 2018 - Save the Date!
The next Schürch Reunion is being held in Lewisburg, PA - a location we have not used before.
The dates: July 27 - 29, 2018
Go to Reunions for booking information.

April 2017 Newsletter Excerpts
Go to the Newsletter menu and click on the Newsletter Excerpts link

Reunion 2016 Commemorative Issue on Sale

If you already receive the newsletter, then you should have received this special issue. If you do not have a subscription to the Schürch newsletter, then you can order a copy of this special issue, highlighting the reunion in 2016 in Waterloo, Ontario. Send your order to the correct treasurer and Cary, the editor, will send out a copy.

American Treasurer: Jack Sherick
49 Lovel Court, Apt C Nutley, NJ 07110

Canadian Treasurer: Laurine Mills
1750 Killaly St. E., Port Colborne, ON L3K 5V3

Newsletter Excerpts online
Go to the Newsletter menu.

Reunion 2016 is Over

Watch for photo updates on this site

Schürch Database is online!

The Schürch family database, in its most current form, is now online at two sites:
(This tree, at RootsWeb, is free for all to view.)
(For subscribers)

Updated Booklist on Site

An updated book list is on this site. In the menu across the top, look under Historical Committee, Research Resources, Books related to the Schürch Family

Schürch Photo Gallery is up and Running

For more information about this project go to Photo Gallery Project page in the menu.