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.
The date for the Naeffenfest 2024 is set: June 21st - 23rd
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Most Recent News:
The kick-off meeting for the family reunion 2024 took place on May 31st!
We distributed some duties and functions among the committee members, we defined some initial tasks and we discussed things that should change or stay "as they always were".
Date of the family reunion: June 21. - 23, 2024
Life and family situations change in the 5 years between our reunions. We appeal to all of you to
- update the Online Familytree so that we can contact you and your relatives with further news
- help with the planning and/or during the reunion. Many bigger and smaller functions need support
- The reunion can only take place with enough help from all of you and a well-staffed committee. We also need help to maintain the family tree and to keep our website(s) up to date.
The family trees for viewing, download and print on are now updated with content of September 18, 2021.
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)