Un libro online sulle famiglie della Valle Maggia

Mark LesinaDi Mark Lesina, Stati Uniti

Ho trovato un link (qui) e ho iniziato a leggere la pubblicazione, che sembra assai interessante. Si tratta di un libro in inglese messo in rete dall’Università di Victoria di Melbourne. Parla dell’immigrazione dei ticinesi in Australia. Continue reading

Online book in English about Valle Maggia families

Mark LesinaFrom Mark Lesina, United States

I found a link online (http://vuir.vu.edu.au/15416/1/Carlson_1997compressed.pdf) and have started reading it, and it seems really interesting. It is a book that has been scanned and placed on line by University of Victoria – Melbourne in Australia. 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

Looking for people with Pedrotti connections

From Peter Pedrotti, New Zealand

Giovanni Pietro Pedrotti emmigrated to Australia with his uncle Cesare Felice Pedrotti in 1855. He married Mary-Anne Byrnes in Daylesford 1864. The marriage certificate says place of birth is Giumaglio, Valle Maggia. His parents are Giovanni Felice Pedrotti b.1812 -1862 and Giovanna Maria Pozzi B1817–??. Giovanni Pietro Pedrotti 1788-1857 & Anna Maria Pozzi 1790-1826 were his parents. Does any Pedrotti conect with this family line?

From the village of Giumaglio, Val Maggia

mark-lesinaby Mark Lesina, United States

Elvezio Giuliano Lesina was born April 18, 1878 in Giumaglio to Giuliano and AnnaMaria Giumini-Lesina and died February 26, 1951 in Crescent City, California. He was the youngest of five children, three of whom immigrated to California. Continue reading

The excellent homepage of Coldrerio

by Michael Rauck, China

Hello and greetings from the very Old World!

I want to draw your attention to two online resources: Continue reading

What has become of Leonard’s gunsmith shop?

Luigi Jorio, swissinfoArriving in Melbourne, I’m welcomed by a vibrant crowd. It’s the annual celebration of the Greek community, and people doing the traditional sirtaki dance and numerous souvlaki stands have blocked the streets for two days, including a main artery that my hotel is located on. Continue reading