Genealogy in Locana

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Locana. As more your surname is common in Locana, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Locana 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 Locana 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Locana, or if you have questions regarding your family in Locana, 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


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Locana”
  1. Cheryl says:

    Hi I am in America only English speaking, but
    My Great Grandparents were from Locana and Curgno Piedmont Italy…
    James or Giacomo Negro from Locana
    Candida (Marino) Negro from Piemont Curgno or Turin…not real sure which?

    They came to America in early 1900s, or very late 1800s, anyone there know them or have any records or pictures of them? Or any family members still in the area?…


  2. Crystal says:

    Ciao! Il mio nome è di cristallo. I miei 2x bisnonni, Pietro e Marianna Masucco DeTomasi emigrati negli Stati Uniti da Locana intorno al 1850. Sono stato in grado di rintracciare antenati di Locana indietro di circa sei generazioni e poi ho colpito un muro. Mi chiedo se si ha accesso a tutte le informazioni su Giovanni Battista Tomasi Vecchio 1813-1866. Sono alla ricerca di informazioni sulla moglie, genitori e figli. Inoltre, sono curioso di sapere perché il nostro cognome cambiato da Tomasi Vecchio a De Tomasi con Giovanni. Qualsiasi comprensione che sarebbe stato così utile. In realtà, tutte le informazioni sulla mia famiglia sarebbe incredibile! I cognomi per la regione sono Detomasi, Masucco, Bugni, Perucca, Conterio, Gianotti, Giacherio, Vernetti-Rosina, Picatto, Bianchetti e barettino. Grazie mille!

    Hello! My name is Crystal. My 2x great-grandparents, Pietro and Marianna Masucco DeTomasi immigrated to the United States from Locana around 1850. I’ve been able to track ancestors of Locana back about six generations and then I hit a wall. I’m wondering if you have access to any information on Giovanni Battista Tomasi Vecchio 1813-1866. I’m seeking information on his wife, parents and children. Also, I’m curious as to why our family name changed from Tomasi Vecchio to De Tomasi with Giovanni. Any insight into that would be so helpful. In fact, any information on my family would be amazing! Family names for the region are DeTomasi, Masucco, Bugni, Perucca, Conterio, Gianotti, Giacherio, Vernetti-Rosina, Picatto, Bianchetti and Barettino. Thank you so much!

  3. Eric says:

    je recherche l’acte de naissance de:
    VALLINO CORTASSA JEAN né à LOCANA le 18 décembre 1818 de Vallino Cortassa et Marie
    Et si possible son ascendance….

  4. BARREL says:


    Je recherche l’acte de mariage en 1742 de Guiseppe Domenico PIANFETTI né vers 1721 a Montepiano (Locana) avec Cattarina Maria Margarita PEZZETTI pour avoir le certificat procetto matrimoniale.
    Il a epousé en 2eme noce Maria FASSINO le 21 Aout 1764 toujours a Locana.


    Georges BARREL

  5. FLORAN says:

    bonjour, pourriez vous me fournir l acte de naissance de JACQUES TOMASI NE EN 1862 A LOCANA ET SON EPOUSE MARIA PIANFETTI NEE EN 1874 A LOCANA AVEC MES REMERCIEMENT M.FLORAN

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