Genealogy in Valle San Nicolao

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Valle San Nicolao, 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 Biella province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Valle San Nicolao registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Valle San Nicolao?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Valle San Nicolao


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Valle San Nicolao. As more your surname is common in Valle San Nicolao, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Valle San Nicolao archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Biella province are:
Acquadro, Antoniotti, Barbera, Barbero, Bonino, Botta, Caneparo, Canova, Ceria, Cerruti, Clerico, Coda, Coda Zabetta, Colombo, Coppa, Costa, Crestani, Ferrari, Ferraris, Ferrero, Gallo, Gariazzo, Garizio, Gremmo, Grosso, Lanza, Maffeo, Mercandino, Monteleone, Mosca, Negro, Ottino, Pella, Perino, Piana, Pizzato, Pozzo, Ramella, Ramella Pralungo, Regis, Rossetti, Rossi, Rosso, Schiapparelli, Sola, Tarello, Toso, Zanone.

Church archives in Biella 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 Valle San Nicolao and Biella 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 Valle San Nicolao, or if you have questions regarding your family in Valle San Nicolao, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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One Message to “Genealogy in Valle San Nicolao”
  1. Martine says:

    My grandfather Eusebio Rachetto was born in Valle San Nicolao but I do not seem to find any records of Rachetto in the Biella records on line. Which parocchia was Valle san nicolao attached to in 1880?

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