Welcome on this site, dedicated to the genealogy and history of the Junod from Lignières (Switzerland) and allied families, a passion since 25 years...
Launched in August 1993, my research, initially limited to the genealogy of the Junod families from the canton of Neuchâtel, gradually extended to all families allied from – or 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.
As of end-May 2018, the result represents events linked to more than 96’000 people, 60’400 families, 17’990 different surnames in more than 13’550 localities over 37 generations since the 1100’s.
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 – today would be more than 200 meters long over 1m50 high (22 generations / 7000 boxes) for about 12’000 people.
This work of genealogy is completed by various documents on Lignières, recorded in the Archives of the village, the canton but also in the archives of the Evéché Basel Porrentruy which resulted in a “Chronology of the History of Lignières of the 12th century to 1978” of more than 200 pages, handed over to the Fondation de l’Hôtel de Commune de Lignières (French) as a modest contribution to their historical work on our village of origin.
Several trips to France and the United States (California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio) allowed me to meet descendants of distant Junod cousins who emigrated, with the opportunity to discover other cultures and ideas, all very enriching.
I am of course ready to share and exchange information on your close families and it is with pleasure that I receive and guide those who want to discover their roots here in our canton (state) of Neuchâtel.
This site, originally designed in French, is widely translated in English. Some pages on foreign links are obviously not in English.
I wish you an excellent visit and invite you to send me complements and / or corrections using the contact form.
Nicolas Junod “Nick”