Genealogy in Moasca

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Moasca, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Piemonte and in Asti province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Moasca registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Moasca in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Moasca to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Moasca?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Moasca


Before to start your genealogy research in Moasca, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Piemonte and in Moasca too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Moasca from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Moasca. As more your surname is common in Moasca, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Moasca archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Asti province are:
Accornero, Amerio, Barbero, Bianco, Binello, Bo, Borio, Bosco, Bruno, Capra, Cerrato, Conti, Fassio, Ferraris, Ferrero, Ferro, Forno, Franco, Gai, Gallo, Gamba, Gatti, Giordano, Gonella, Grasso, Graziano, Lanfranco, Marchisio, Molino, Monticone, Musso, Negro, Nosenzo, Pavese, Penna, Perosino, Poggio, Quaglia, Raviola, Rossi, Rosso, Sacco, Saracco, Scaglione, Serra, Torchio, Trinchero, Viarengo.

Church archives in Asti province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Moasca and Asti province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Torino.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Moasca, or if you have questions regarding your family in Moasca, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Moasca”
  1. Jack says:

    I would really appreciate receiving any information on the family of Giovanni Scaglione, born in April, 1889 in Moasca. In April, 1911 he left for the United States and eventually settled in California where he owned a bakery shop. He was married to Sabina Lanfranco of Ferrere.

    This is all to the best of my knowledge, and I am interested in tracing his family as far back as I can. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who knows the family’s history.

    Thank you,

  2. Lucy says:

    My grandfather, Severino Scaglione, left in Feb-March 1915 from Genova on the Duca Degli Abruzzi. He was born about 1899 in Moasca. I believe his father’s name was Giovanni.

    I’m trying to locate any relatives still there. He came to America in New York City and became a cook with his brothers and eventually opened a restaurant on Staten Island.

    Any help would be appreciated. He married Giuseppena Rizzola of Canelli.

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