Maurice Perret: Scholar of the Italian-speaking Swiss

img_1689 by Tony Quinn

The Swiss American Historical Society has just published a new book that was sent to all its members, “Emigrant Paths, Encounters with 20th Century Swiss Americans.”  Among the people portrayed in the book is Maurice Perret, a French Swiss geographer from Neuchatel who was born in 1911 and died in 1996. Continue reading

La famiglia Truffini

Di Tony Quinn, Stati Uniti

Grazie ai documenti ritrovati nella vecchia chiesa di Lavertezzo, gli alberi genealogici disegnati a mano dal compianto Rae Codoni, e gli archivi fornitimi da Bob Treffene, sono stato in grado di risalire alle origini della famiglia Truffini in Svizzera e di trovare dei discendenti in Australia e negli Stati Uniti. Continue reading

The Truffini family line – reconstructed

From Tony Quinn, United States

Thanks to the old church records of Lavertezzo, hand drawn family trees by the late Rae Codoni, and the records provided to me by Dr Bob Treffene, I have been able to reconstruct the Truffini family ancestry in Switzerland from earliest times, and to determine some descendants in Australia and the United States. Continue reading