I believe my uncle a jewish gentleman married a jewish three times previously married jewish lady denise in lugano between 1972 and 1974
Where can I check wedding records on line for lugano? I undrstand Italian
Just reading your post, maybe you found your reply already.
We don't think there are any marriage records 1972/1974 online. The Civil state office in Ticino will release info only in you can proof to be a member of the family. Wedding info was published in the "Foglio Ufficiale" which can be consulted in all public libraries. Maybe you find some info in local newspapers (digitalized on line). Another option could be to contact the Comunità Israelita (via Maderno 11, CH-6900 Lugano, phone 4191 9235698). Also, the SGSI (Società Genealogica della Svizzera Italiana) could possibly help you. Let me know if you need more specific info.
If anybody has any information on Mazza's from Verscio, it would be very helpful. My great grandpa immigrated to Canada from Switzerland, and all we know of the family is his parent's names. Olimpio and Maria Mazza were my great-great grandparents, and my great grandpa was Andrea Mazza... his name in Canada was Andrew Antonio Mazza though... he had 4 sisters, but one died very young.
I too am descended from an immigrant from Ticino. Not much information on the web. However, the churches and city governments have tons of records back at least 200 years. I just returned from Bellinzona, where I obtained tons of info. It is worth the trip. If your family is one of the "patriarch" families in a city you will really be rewarded by going.
Obviously Italian or German would help. I found distant relatives (an unusual surname helped) over there that went with me to the churches and called record offices. All the church documents are in Latin. The city Governments have tons of records, but it is difficult to find someone who really wants to help you. I don't know of any way to get information out of them from over here. Hopefully someday genealogy will become enough of a hobby there that they will get some of those documents on line.