Welcome to the genealogy and history of the Junod from Lignières (Switzerland) and allied families, a passion since over 30 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), extending to their respective allied families throughout the USA and Australia.

As of March 26, 2024, the result represents events linked to more than 233'000 individuals, 141'000 families, 34'190 different surnames in over 26'000 localities and 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 genealogy is based on archived documents from the village of Lignières, archives of the canton of Neuchâtel and those of the Bishopric of Basel in Porrentruy,  old newspapers, available research and information provided by families.

My "Chronology of the History of Lignières from the 12th century to 1978" (over 200 pages) was 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 cousins ​​who emigrated.

I am of course 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 170 pages originally designed in French, is largely translated in English. Some links on foreign pages may not be in English.

I wish you an enjoyable visit and invite you to send me your requests, additional information and / or corrections using the contact form on the left.

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Nicolas Junod "Nick"

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