Genealogy in Cumiana

If you search your ancestors in Cumiana, 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 Cumiana registrar as of that date.

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Cumiana. As more your surname is common in Cumiana, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Cumiana 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 Cumiana 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 Cumiana 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 cumiana@italianside.com our expert in Cumiana area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


1 Comment

  1. camille says:

    Bonjour
    Je cherche à retrouver la trace de mes ancêtres nés à Cumiana :
    – François Tarquino né vers 1855 fils de Laurent Tarquino et de Josephine Genesio
    et sa femme :
    – Maria Issoglio née vers 1859
    Mariés avant 1886

    Merci !

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