Monthly Meeting – May 4, 2023 – “A Ticino Canton, Switzerland Research Project & How It Can Help With Your Ticino Research” by Sandy Peterson & Midge Buchert

Midge Buchert’s Italian-Swiss research project, specifically in Ticino, Switzerland was 20+ years in the making. Learn: Tool #1 – Midge’s Pedigree Database of connected Ticino Families. Tool #2 Midge’s Research Notes with some translations – This tool works hand in hand with Tool #1. Both sets of records (Tool #1 & #2) will be available through on your home computer, as well as at any FamilySearch Center. Search both resources to ascertain if your family surname is found within them.

Sandy Peterson is from the Central Coast, and has been researching her family since 1988. She began volunteering in the Santa Maria FamilySearch Center, and began teaching a few “how to” classes. 2015-2019, she served as the FamilySearch Center Director. Past president of the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society. She loves researching her Polish, Danish, German, Welsh, & English ancestry, and connecting with family relatives. Her favorite pastimes is to create graphic art collages from the documents, photos, and maps relating to her ancestors.

Midge Buchert’s Italian-Swiss research project, specifically in Ticino, Switzerland, was 20+ years in the making. Because of Midge’s extensive years of connecting Californian Central Coast families with their Italian-Swiss roots in the Canton of Ticino, plus the Family History Department’s interest in her valuable work. This project was first introduced in the Santa Maria LDA Church FamilySearch Center in Aug 1992, doing her own research and then volunteering for several years. She began researching Catholic Church records in Ticino, Switzerland for a friend whose Donati ancestors came from the Village of Broglio. These records were written in Latin, and because she had knowledge of the language, she’s been researching Ticino records ever since.

The Zoom meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp. Zoom meeting details will be sent by invitation only. If you are not a member and wish to attend, send an email with your email address to our Membership VP, Marilyn Ruccello .

For additional information, call (831) 915-9465.

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