Welcome on this site, dedicated to the genealogy and history of the Junod from Lignières (Switzerland) and allied families, a passion since over 25 years...
I started genealogy in August 1993, initially limiting my research to the genealogy of the Junod families from the canton of Neuchâtel but gradually extending it to all families allied from / or who settled in: Lignières and Bevaix in the canton of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) as well as in Neuchatel, Kansas (USA), Athens, Ohio (USA), Indiana (USA), and their respective allied families throughout the USA and Australia.
As of February 13, 2020, the result represents events linked to more than 149’000 individuals, 91’400 families, 25’300 different surnames in more than 20’400 localities over 37 generations.
The family tree of the descendants of Hans Tschiffeli (born around 1300 and from which came the Junod, Chiffelle and Cellier) – printed from top to bottom – would be over 200 meters long and 1m50 high (22 generations / 7000 boxes) for about 12’000 people.
This work of genealogy is backed by various archived documents from the village of Lignières, the archives of the canton of Neuchâtel and the archives of the Bishopric of Basel in Porrentruy.
This lead me to come up with the “Chronology of the History of Lignières from the 12th century to 1978” (over 200 pages), handed over to the Fondation de l’Hôtel de Commune de Lignières (in French).
Several trips to France and the United States (California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio) gave me the opportunity to meet descendants of distant Junod cousins who emigrated and with that, get acquainted to other enriching cultures and views.
I am ready to share and exchange information on your close families. It is also with pleasure that I welcome and guide those who would like to “go back to their roots” here in our canton (State) of Neuchâtel.
This site of 171 pages originally designed in French, is largely translated in English. Some pages on foreign links are obviously not in English.
I wish you an enjoyable visit and invite you to send me your requests, complements and / or corrections using the contact form on the left.
Nicolas Junod “Nick”
The emissions linked to the hosting of this web site are subject to a 200% CO2 offset and 100% of the energy used is of renewable sources (link).