From St. Antonio (Morobbia) to California

From Mark Lesina, United States

In response to Robert Ransom

Mark LesinaThe stories from Valle Morobbia are all very similar, but each very special and different in their own way. As Gary Carlson mentioned in his posting there were many families in the valley with the same names and they intertwine many times and sometimes not at all. Continue reading

The Swiss from Del Norte County

From Mark Lesina, United States

In response to Ms Amy Bisi-Lacy.

Mark LesinaDel Norte County is in the extreme northern part of California on the coast.  It is kind of interesting that for being such a remote area as it was at the turn of the last century, that so may Ticinese ended up immigrating there.  During these early years one would usually take a steamer ship from San Francisco to Del Norte, along the rough coastline to arrive in Crescent City. Continue reading

100th Anniversary of Arrival at Ellis Island

Mark LesinaFrom Mark Lesina, United States

It has been said, “In a hundred years, who will know anything about you or your family”. Well it has been a hundred years! Yes – on Friday, April 16th 2010, it has been 100 years since Erminia Martini arrived in New York Harbor at Ellis Island. Continue reading