Welcome to the website of the Naeff family and relatives
Soon the Naeffs will meet again - hundreds of them - to the biggest and probably oldest family reunion in Switzerland. A celebration that started over 150 years ago with a small family has now grown to 300 people, and everyone is related to you!
Here you can get information all about the family Naeff, including the history of the Naeffs, their hometown Altstätten SG and of course the Naeffen reunion.
Most Recent News:
At the family reunion one year ago, the journalist Rebekka Haefeli wrote a report about our reunion in the NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). With that, the idea came up to write a book about the Naeff family. Ronja Sakata and Andreas Müller took on the idea together with Rebekka Haefeli and created a first draft of the idea. The Naeffenfest committee discussed the proposal at the closing meeting of the reunion 2019 (see attachment - german only). The idea got positive feedback. The comittee commissioned the initiators to invite historically interested family members to join the project. Naturally, the question about the projects financial aspect was discussed as well.
The initiators of the project were asked to present a budget which shows the financial possibilities and a time plan. The desirable timeline plans the publication for the next reunion in 2024.
For now, we would like to present the ideas to you and ask if you would like to join this project. We would be very interested in your comments, recommendations and criticism. Aside from collecting documents and images, we need IT specialists which can help to bring the files into electronically readable form. A chapter should also show how our relatives abroad live. Who would like to participate in that? At the beginning of our work we will also examine all existing documents which have been collected by Laurenz Gsell and Renate Altwegg-Im Hof.
Mit herzlichen Naeffengrüssen
Attachment: Idea to write down the history of the family Naeff from Altstätten as Book (german only)
Better late than never! :)
The family tree is now available in various forms - one per clan and one with our entire family - for viewing, download, print, ... See Online family tree -> Download.
Update Apr. 4, 2020: The family trees can now also be ordered as printed and bound copy. Visit the Downloads section on this page for mor information
And the family reunion is already over again - too quickly as always. We had a very great weekend, and I would like to give thanks again to our committee, to all the volunteers which supported us so well and to the many many relatives which make this reunion so special.
Here is the link to the article in the NZZ: https://www.nzz.ch/panorama/familienfeier-im-xxl-festzelt-naeffs-laden-350-verwandte-ein-ld.1490784
And three more things:
- We would like to get your feedback about the reunion: What did you like? What not? Where do you see potential for improvement? What did you miss?
- Many of you took pictures during the reunion. Please send us your best pictures so that we can put them on this website accessible for everyone.
- Any family tree related requests will be addressed in the next few weeks (due to vacation). There will also be a family tree available for download and print