In the initial phase, the research was conducted by Franco Baseggio and myself. We spent the early 90ies consolidating all relevant information about the Baseggio family name, sometimes being surprised by very interesting facts and anecdotes, sometimes frustrated by the difficulties to find many needles in even manier haystacks, especially when we tried to get to grips with the various sources for our branches database.
Over time our work was noticed and many people have supported our project by providing information about their closer or wider family. To all of you I would like to express my profound gratitude. Without your help there would be no progress in the project.
There is obviously one man in particular whose contribution was (and of course still is) instrumental to the project: Evaldo Bazeggio. He was the catalyst to bring a whole different level to baseggio.net by filling it with life. He organised the first International Baseggio Family Reunion, an event that was very successful as it brought many cousins together who would not have met otherwise. In the last 13 years 7 reunions have taken place in total, the 8th is scheduled to take place in October 2018. None of this would have been possible without Evaldo.
Franco has most unfortunately passed away in 2007, we miss him dearly. To honour his legacy is one of the main reasons that motivates Evaldo and me to carry on with the project . After 20 years we are still far away from coming to an end.
We invite you to be a part of this, if you wish. You might start by looking up your name in the Branches Section of the website. (Here's a little video which explains how to navigate the data: http://youtu.be/k2jOqvW6uvA) In case you identify gaps or mistakes, your feedback would be very much appreciated!
The website baseggio.net will grow further, progress will be made through tedious work and new exciting discoveries lay ahead. The genealogical project will hopefully continue to connect people across continents and across generations.
Once again: Many thanks to all who made this incredible journey possible!