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".
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.
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).
From Susan M., United States: 2007 photo of the cemetery in Cevio with the view down the valley toward Cevio and Locarno.
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.
From Jon Martin, Australia: The Church of Santa Maria where my ancestors were christened, married and buried.
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.
From Jon Martin, Australia: Grapevines in the foreground. My ancestor Felice Salvia was a vine dresser.
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.
From Graziella Bezzola-Romano, Switzerland: A group photo including Louis Gerolamo Romano with his father.
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.
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.
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.
From Tony Quinn, United States: Ancestor Felice Salmina, (1795 -1883), who lived in Corcapolo, a "frazione" of Intragna.
From Tony Quinn, United States: Giacomo Salmina (1831-1911) at the time of his marriage to Caterina Tonascia (1831-1906) in Intragna in 1856.
From Beatriz Mordasini, Argentina: Document with personal details of my great grandfather, Amabile Mordasini, who died in 1905.
From Beatriz Mordasini, Argentina: The back of the document with the stamp of the shipping company.
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.
From Amy Lacy, United States: My father Luigi Bisi, born in Brione Verzasca, Ticino. Passport August 11, 1930.
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.
From Amy Lacy, United States: Last photo of Luigi Bisi in Ticino, at Minghetti Wedding, circi 1929. Luigi is on far left.
From Amy Lacy, United States: The mother Luigi and his sisters left behind.
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.
From Wayne Bertola, United States: A school class photo from Scareglia around 1910.
From Wayne Bertola: A portrait of the Decarli children in Scareglia around 1910.
From Wayne Bertola: Another portrait of one of the Decarli children.
From Wayne Bertola: Gathering hay above Scareglia around 1920.
From Wayne Bertola: Giorno di festa San Lucio, S. Lucio Ticino ca. 1925
From Wayne Bertola: Probably an exit permit issued to my grandmother Giovannina Decarli from the village of Scareglia.
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