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

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