Genealogy in Vigliano Biellese

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Vigliano Biellese, 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 Vigliano Biellese registrar as of that date.

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Vigliano Biellese


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Vigliano Biellese. As more your surname is common in Vigliano Biellese, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Vigliano Biellese 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 Vigliano Biellese 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 Vigliano Biellese, or if you have questions regarding your family in Vigliano Biellese, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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1 Comment

  1. Joanne says:

    Good afternoon,
    My name is Joanne Botta Beebe, I am doing research on my Great-Grandfather Federico Botta. He arrived in the US in 1909 and listed his father as Martino and lived in Andorno.
    On his Naturalization papers, his states that he was born on April 25, 1885 in Vigliano Biellese. I have yet to find any records for this area online and would like to find his Birth Record. Would this be possible?
    Thank you in advance for any assistance.

    Buon pomeriggio
    Mi chiamo Joanne Botta Beebe, sto facendo delle ricerche sul mio bisnonno Federico Botta. È arrivato negli Stati Uniti nel 1909 e ha elencato il padre come Martino e vissuto in Andorno.
    Sui suoi documenti di naturalizzazione, i suoi Stati che è Nato il 25 aprile 1885 in Vigliano Biellese. Devo ancora trovare i record per questa zona on-line e vorrei trovare il suo record di nascita. Sarebbe possibile?
    Grazie in anticipo per qualsiasi assistenza.

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