Excellent reference work on Ticino

From Marilyn L. Geary, United States

I came across a document on the web that may be useful for researchers who are looking for their roots in Ticino. It’s called the “Annuario della Repubblica e Cantone del Ticino: per l’anno 1859-1860” and it lists all kinds of information about the Canton, the political organization and leaders, the churches and hospitals and professions. Continue reading

Annuario del Ticino, una preziosa fonte d’informazioni

Di Marilyn L. Geary, Stati Uniti

Ho trovato per caso un documento su Internet che potrebbe essere utile a coloro che stanno ricercando le proprie radici in Ticino. Si chiama “Annuario della Repubblica e Cantone del Ticino: anno 1859-186o” e riporta ogni tipo di informazione sul cantone, l’organizzazione e i dirigenti politici, le chiese, gli ospedali e i mestieri. Continue reading

The Morettis and Filippinis from Cevio and Coglio

From Lee Chiappalone, Australia

Moretti and Filippini: Both families emigrated from Cevio and Coglio Ticino to Australia in the late 1800’s. Family folklore has it they were related but there were no marriages between the families in this country.
Were there marriages back in Ticino? My GG grandfather was Ferdinand Moretti son of Johannes Moretti and Ivania Maria Mautero (not sure if those names are spelt right). Any information most welcome.

The Californian letters of Silvio DeBernardi

From Natasha De Bernardi, Ticino

Between 1880 and 1914, 27,000 young people from Ticino emigrated to California. Silvio Debernardi (14.1.1873 -13.7.1954) was one of them. This book (http://www.ndb-agency.ch/blog/?p=1991) contains 61 letters written and received by my great grandfather Silvio during his years in California, from 1891 to 1901.

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The book is in English with the original Italian transcription printed at the end of each letter. Sixty-one images are included in the publication.

Le lettere californiane di Silvio Debernardi

di Natasha De Bernardi

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Fra il 1880 e il 1914, 27 mila giovani ticinesi emigrarono in California. Silvio Debernardi (14.1.1873 – 13.7.1954) era uno di loro. Questo libro contiene 61 lettere scritte e ricevute da mio bisnonno Silvio durante gli anni di emigrazione in California, dal 1891 al 1901. Continue reading