Your images - Old World From Susan M, United States: This bust on a fountain in Cevio is of my great-great uncle, Luigi Filippini. The inscription reads: "Luigi Filippini - Nato a Cevio 1846 - Morto a San Francisco 1892". susan murphy From Susan M., United States: Luigi Filippini as a young man (the photo was not dated). It looks like the photo they used as a model for the fountain. susan murphy From Susan M., United States: This photo of family in Cevio is undated, but is perhaps around 1928. We think the old woman in the middle is Lodomilla Filippini Moretti, who lived to an old age in Cevio after living for some years in California. Probably her children with her. A couple of her daughters lived to a very old age in Cevio, one til 103 (died in recent years). susan murphy From Susan M., United States: 2007 photo of the cemetery in Cevio with the view down the valley toward Cevio and Locarno. susan murphy From Jon Martin, Australia: A photograph I took in 1989 during a visit to Semione in Valle di Blenio, where my great grandfather came from in the 1860s. We do not have any photos of him or of Semione back at the time he left. The photo shows part of the village of Semione with the back of the Church of Santa Maria. jon martin From Jon Martin, Australia: The Church of Santa Maria where my ancestors were christened, married and buried. jon martin From Jon Martin, Australia: A photograph I took in 1989 during a visit to my great grandfather's village of Semione in Valle di Blenio. This picture looks down to the cemetery. jon martin From Jon Martin, Australia: Grapevines in the foreground. My ancestor Felice Salvia was a vine dresser. jon martin From Graziella Bezzola-Romano, Switzerland: My great-grandfather Louis Gerolamo Romano. His brother, John Romano, emigrated from Magliaso to Buenos Aires perhaps in 1872-74. Graziella Bezzola-Romano From Graziella Bezzola-Romano, Switzerland: A group photo including Louis Gerolamo Romano with his father. Graziella Bezzola-Romano From Mark Lesina, United States: Photo taken in the courtyard of the Lesina family home in Giumaglio. Front Row: AnnaMaria Giumini-Lesina and Guiliano Lesina. Back Row: Unknown (possibly mother of AnnMaria) - Erminia Lesina - Angelica Lesina-Lafranchi. mark lesina From Mark Lesina, United States: The Martini Family of St Antonio, Valle Morobbia. Back Row L-R: Rocco Santini, Carlo Martini. Front Row L–R: Angelina Maria Martini-Martini (wife of Giovanni Martini), Bruno Mario Martini, Premilia Bassetti-Martini, Giuseppa Martini-Santini. null From Mark Lesina, United States: Angelina Maria Martini-Martini (1859-1941) in St Antonio. Wife of Giovanni Martini, she was also mother of Erminia Martini who migrated to California. null From Tony Quinn, United States: Ancestor Felice Salmina, (1795 -1883), who lived in Corcapolo, a "frazione" of Intragna. null From Tony Quinn, United States: Giacomo Salmina (1831-1911) at the time of his marriage to Caterina Tonascia (1831-1906) in Intragna in 1856. null From Beatriz Mordasini, Argentina: Document with personal details of my great grandfather, Amabile Mordasini, who died in 1905. null From Beatriz Mordasini, Argentina: The back of the document with the stamp of the shipping company. null Beatriz Mordasini, Argentina: The birth certificate. My father was born 20 years after Amabile died so we have no accurate information about him, or his possible brothers and sisters. null From Amy Lacy, United States: My father Luigi Bisi, born in Brione Verzasca, Ticino. Passport August 11, 1930. null From Amy Lacy, United States: Luigi Bisi sisters - Annetta on the left, and Angela on the right (they also emigrated), circa 1920 in Gordola, Ticino. null From Amy Lacy, United States: Last photo of Luigi Bisi in Ticino, at Minghetti Wedding, circi 1929. Luigi is on far left. null From Amy Lacy, United States: The mother Luigi and his sisters left behind. null From Amy Lacy, United States: Aunt Lidovina Bisi in her military uniform. She was apparently one of first women in the Swiss Army during the 2nd WW years. null From Wayne Bertola, United States: A school class photo from Scareglia around 1910. null From Wayne Bertola: A portrait of the Decarli children in Scareglia around 1910. null From Wayne Bertola: Another portrait of one of the Decarli children. null From Wayne Bertola: Gathering hay above Scareglia around 1920. null From Wayne Bertola: Giorno di festa San Lucio, S. Lucio Ticino ca. 1925 null From Wayne Bertola: Probably an exit permit issued to my grandmother Giovannina Decarli from the village of Scareglia. null Your pictures from Ticino and the Italian-speaking valleys of Graubünden. This content was published on January 29, 2009 - 11:56 January 29, 2009 - 11:56 Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link Send us your photos to email@example.com You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! 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