While being able to go back a long way is interesting, it doesn't make for a great story in and of itself. What makes a family story unique is a rich individual narrative. In the following months I will highlight individual family members and personal histories to demonstrate why I think my family history so fascinating.
I would be remiss if I did not thank those who made this site possible. I am speaking of those who collected this information and safeguarded it, so it could be passed down to future generations. I want to thank in particular my father, my grandfather Henri de Büren, François Fontenallaz for his amazing work in the 1920s and 30s, Rudolf de Büren (1784-1856) of the , Jean-Charles de Büren (1636-1719), Baron of Vaumarcus, and countless others who are unknown to me.