Any one out there with these names in family tree?

By genealogist Jill Sybalsky, United States

Are any of these names in your family tree?

Marci, Cerini, Malugani, Lanini, Patà, Ferrini, Giottonini, Lesnini, Tamò, Perozzi, Sonognini, Gernardini, Matasci, Volpini, Lucchini, Berunda, Bianchi, Ferrasci, Dughi, Cantoni, Jop/Joppi, Miossi, Pinana, Martella, Fratessa, Franchini, Bustelli, Capini, Carletta and Danini. Continue reading

In California con gli emigrati

di Giorgio Cheda, storico

Sono stato diverse volte in California, non solo per cercare documenti riguardanti l’inserimento nella nuova terra d’adozione di 27’000 ticinesi, ma anche per sentire dalla viva voce di alcuni protagonisti autentiche storie di vita. Continue reading

Visiting Ticino emigrants in California

by historian Giorgio Cheda

I have been to California several times, partly in search of documentary evidence of how 27,000 Ticinesi adapted to a new way of life in a new land, partly to hear the real-life stories of some of the settlers. Continue reading

Talk about a complicated family history!

by Jill Sybalsky, genealogist from United States

Marci, Malugani and Cerini and at least 20 other surnames are found in my family tree from Switzerland. My grandparents were born in Switzerland. My grandmother in Giumaglio and my grandfather in Frasco.

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