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

Thirty years of traveling to Canton Ticino; journeys of a lifetime

By Jay Grossi, United States

This past summer 2010 I did not visit my cousins in canton Ticino; this was only the second time since 1995 that I have not. Since 1979 I have had the opportunity to visit them around 20 times! Continue reading

The Ticino Swiss immigration to California (L’immigrazione ticinese in California)

By Tony Quinn, Sacramento, California

Di: Tony Quinn, Sacramento, California

Translation by Jay Grossi and Lorella Silvestri, Sacramento, California
Traduzione di Jay Grossi e Lorella Silvestri, Sacramento, California Continue reading

Grossi and Bacciarini family saga: Lavertezzo, Gudo and Vallejo

by Jay Grossi, United States

My first Grossi ancestor to come to America, Attilio Grossi, my grandfather Plinio’s uncle. My grandparents Plinio Grossi and Annetta Bacciarini were born in the village of Gudo in the Magadino Plain near Bellinzona in 1898 and 1901. Continue reading

Informazioni sull’immigrazione dei Grossi

di Carol Grossi Ryan, Stati Uniti

Mio nonno, Domenico Grossi, è emigrato da Monte Carasso, in Ticino, al nord della Californa nel 1892, via Ellis Island. Mia nonna Teresa Buzzini è giunta in California da Brione (Val Verzasca) verso la fine dell’Ottocento. Non ci sono informazioni su di lei a Ellis Island. Continue reading