A few important items for people who are going to register and people who have finished the registration already:


Selecting members for the registration:

If a member you are registering is already in our family tree database, please use the "Search and select" field under "Add Participant from Database" to select the member (in the very fist step of the registration). We are using the member information to print the name cards and such. Only use "Add Participant manually" if you are registering someone that is not in the database.

Please review your registration here: https://stammbaum.naeffenfest.ch/anmeldung/participants_simple.php
If there are any members registered by you and you know they are in the database, but their name is not a link to that persons profile let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can reopen your registration or fix it for you.


As person performing the registration:

The person which is logged in to the family tree is automatically a participant on the registration form (responsible for the registration and can not be removed). If you are the one doing the registration, please log in with your own account.


Thank you for everyone that already registered.


Thank you very much for all the ones which already registered for the upcoming family reunion. We now have over 100 people which registered through the online family tree and there are many more which registered by mail or filled out the registration form and sent it in by e-mail.

Please try to have completed your registration in about 3 weeks (by April 20th) to simplify the reunion planning for us.

And again for your information: For questions/problems with the family tree contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for questions/problems with the registration contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I hope that we can again like in the past years reach the number of over 300 reunion participants!

This year, in addition to the free drink reception on Schloss Grünenstein, we offer the possibility for a wine tasting with a visit to the vineyard and the newly opened Torkel and where the wine is pressed and stored. The cost of the tasting (Fr. 14.-) must be paid directly on site. Please mark the appropriate fields on the registration if you would like to participate in the drink reception and/or wine tasting.

The registration for the Naeffen Reunion 2019 is open!

Some of you will receive the invitation per mail, others per E-Mail (it depends on what information we have of you in the online-familytree). Further information about the registration and the reunion can be found under Registration, Invitation Details and Program. Invited are: All direct descendants of Maria and Johann Mathias Naeff-Dalp, spouses and partners.

In case you would like additional people to be invited to the reunion or if you do not receive an invitation within the next two weeks, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All the familytree data until March 8 2019 were included for the distribution of the invitations.

Please register for the reunion by April 20th, 2019.


News have been pretty scarce in the last few months, so here is a little something as a sign of life and to give you some insight to our work.

The commitee is hard at work and we will soon be sending out the official invitation for the reunion. Our team is put together by great volunteers who are giving their spare time to once again organize a memorable celebration.
As every year, it is sometimes not easy to find people who have the time to volunteer for such an event - organizing an event for about 300 people has its challenges. If you are excited about the upcoming reunion and have some time between now and the reunion (or would like to lend a hand during the festivities), please reach out to us via Facebook or the contacts below. There are still various jobs to fill and help we need. Do not hesitate if you don't live in or near Switzerland, we can discuss various options for help we need before and during the reunion.
For joining the committee: contact Tobias May
For helping during the reunion: contact Adrian Naeff


The DVD with the film of the family reunion 2014 is now available and has been sent to all persons which ordered one at the reunion.

As bonus, the DVD contains some silent films of the years 1936, 1954, 1959, 1964 and 1969.

More information here. All the information for the older DVD's is now completed too.


Since the last family reunion in 2009, a few things have changed at Castle Grünenstein: The park around the castle has been restored and is now open for the population of the town Balgach. Also a pavilion named Waldpavillon ("Forestpavilion") has been built where the Hermit- or Hunter-house stood previously. The Apéro with music on Sunday will be at this Waldpavillon.


Some more information about the castle can be found here. There is also some more information for everyone who signed up for the Apéro about how to get to the castle and where to park.