Genealogy in Corio

If you search your ancestors in Corio, Piemonte, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Piemonte and in Torino province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Corio registrar as of that date.

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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Corio. As more your surname is common in Corio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Corio archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Torino province are:
Barberis, Barbero, Benedetto, Bertolino, Bianco, Bonino, Bosco, Bosio, Bruno, Cavallo, Cerutti, Costa, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferrari, Ferraris, Ferrero, Ferro, Fiore, Fontana, Franco, Gallo, Gentile, Giordano, Grasso, Greco, Grosso, Leone, Lombardo, Longo, Marino, Martino, Merlo, Morello, Musso, Negro, Olivero, Perino, Piovano, Rizzo, Romano, Ronco, Rossi, Rosso, Russo, Sacco, Serra, Testa.

Church archives in Torino 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 Corio and Torino 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Corio just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Corio area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Maria says:

    According to my research my great-great-grand father was born in Corio, in 1862. Lastname is Cat-Rastler, also spelled Catrastler or Cat Rastler. I would appreciate any information. Many thanks in advance

  2. Georgiana says:

    My paternal grandparents were from Corio. My grandfather Genesio Bernard Vercoglio came to the U.S. a while before my Grandmother Maria Lencio Corgiat joined him in Pittsburg, Kansas and they were married there. This is as far back as I’ve been able to get as far as my Italian ancestery goes. I would love to know their parents names.
    They also lived in Provo, Utah and Clinton, Indiana. My grandfather was a coal miner. My grandmother raised seven children. I just would like to know about their lives in Italy before they came to the US. My grandmother came in 1894. I am not sure of when my grandfather came over, just that it was before 1894. Any help would be appreciated. Grazie.

  3. Terry says:

    I need to acquire an official copy of my paternal great-grandmother’s birth certificate. Her name was Maria Domenica Bertolone, and she was born on July 25, 1890 in Corio, Italy. Does anyone know how I can go about getting her birth certificate? I need it to apply for Italian citizenship.

  4. Greg says:

    I am trying to find living relatives of my great , great Grandfather Giuseppe Carlos Osella the son of Domenico Osella and Giovanna Roet Molinar.
    I’m visiting Italy next year and would like to make contact.
    Kind Regards

  5. Mary says:

    My grandfather’s name was Antonio Massa. He was born in Corio, Italy on May 3, 1882. His parents were Giovanni (John) Massa born on May 31, 1857 and Luisa (Giacomino) Massa born March 23, 1864.
    I will be visiting Corio in September and would appreciate getting the address for the family home (if it still exists). We would also like to find out to which Catholic parish the family belonged in order to find baptismal records. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
    Mary Bolek

  6. W Recla says:

    I am looking for information (date of birth, location of birth, date of marriage, and parish) for Steven (Stefano) Canavera, and his wife Angeline Molinar Canavera. They came together to America (Ellis Island) on 30 April 1905. Both are listed as coming from Corio, Italy. Steven’s age is listed as 23 and Angeline as 21 which would make their birth years as around 1882 and 1884 respectively.

    They are distant cousins. Thank you in advance for the information.
    W Recla

  7. Judy says:

    Hello. I am looking for information of my Grandfather and Grandmother. Grandfather was Giovanni Ban/Bon Macaario born My 17, 1876 in Corio. His parents may have been Pietro and Catherina Macario. He came to America in December 1899. My Grandmother’s name was Filomena Bon Macario also born in Corio approximately 1876/77. There was also a cousin, Barni/Bernardo Macario born May 22, 1889 in Corio. Anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated.

  8. Ron says:

    I would like to know what information is available for my Great Grandfather from Coriio, Italy. Thank you in advance for your support!!!

    Name in Italy: Pot Giovanni Macario –
    Name in the U.S.A.: John McCario
    Born: August 8, 1874 in Corio, Conavesse, Turino, Italy
    Italy Residence: Caselle, Conavesse, Turino, Italy

    Travel to the U.S.
    Departed August 5, 1899 from Port Havre, France (Normandy)
    Arrived August 13, 1899 in N.Y. Harbor

    • Emily says:

      Ron, my great grandma, Margherita Macario was from Corio. She was born in Corio in 1905 and to my knowledge lived there until she came to the US in 1930, through the port in Geona.

      I have been told by my grandmother (Margherita’s daughter) that most of the people in the village had the last name Macario but were not all related. I also know there is quite a distance between our great grandparents’ birthdates, so I doubt they are siblings, but they could be related otherwise? If so, his birthdate puts him at a good age to be her uncle.

      My own great uncle (Margherita’s brother, who also came to the US) named his son John. I’m sure that was a common name, but perhaps he named him after someone in his family? Sorry for the mess of information, but I was so excited to stumble across your post! Hoping some of this may be of help to you.

  9. Kate says:

    Hello. This is a great website. Thank you for creating this and sharing it.

    I have a question about a surname in Torino, specifically in Corio: BORELLO.

    There were 3 brothers –Quinto, Agostino/August, Pietro/Pete– who came to Kansas in the US during the 1905-15 era. Their parents did not come with them. Their father was Maurizio/Maurice Borello. He might have died before 1905, but I’m not sure. Their mother was Caterina (maiden name unknown). She was probably still alive in 1917-18.

    Can you suggest any websites where I might find civil records from Corino online?

    Thank you very much.

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