Genealogy in Torino

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. shannon hott says:

    I am trying to find any information on Kathrine Bianconi who was born in 1830. She came to America aprox 1859 and settled in Nashville, TN

  2. Bonnie says:


    I have been looking for the birthplace of my husband’s grandfather, Guisseppe Massa, born 18 August 1879. We know from the passenger list that his last place of residence before immigrating to the U.S. (arrival 25 March 1900 in New York) was Rivara. We have visited Rivara twice, both the anagrafe and the Chiesa San Giovanni Battista e San Bartolomeo. We have found the birth and baptism certificates of the two younger sisters, Francesca and Domenica. But there are no records for Guiseppe or his brothers, Defendente, born 5 June 1877, or Pasquale, born 7 April 1882. The sisters were younger, born in 1884 and 1893. The parents were Giovanni Massa and Francesca Grassa. We can only assume that the family was living elsewhere and moved to Rivara some time between the birth of Pasqualie in 1882 and Domenica in 1884. Are you able to help us locate the birth of Guiseppe Massa, and possibly his brothers, Defendente and Pasqualie?

    Thank you for any assistance you can provide. We have been looking for a few years now.


  3. Michael says:

    Dear Italianside,
    Having thought the family originated from Southern Italy, I have traced my ancestors from the Maltese Diocese Archives to Sardegna (and Piedmont Kingdom). Barnadium Di Giorgio married in Malta in 1753 and on the marriage document it is stated he came from Sardegna. His father was Sebastiano and his mother Caterina. How can I trace Sebastiano and Caterina?

  4. Ken Servi says:

    Looking for my great , great grandmother

    Katharina Servi Born in 1822

  5. Cherry Torino Parcon says:

    I am from Philippines and very eager to know our ancestors. I’ve heard that our great great grand father came from Torino Italy. My great grandfather was Vicente Torino.I would just like to know if there’s some relatives of ours in that place. Thank you so much.

  6. S L Rapetti says:

    I am looking for birth record of a maternal great grandfather, who came from Turin but I have never been able to locate his birth records there, or in other Piemontese provinces. He was born around 1872. Any ideas? I live in Turin now and feel I coulx be doing something extra but not sure what!

  7. Kathy says:

    I’m trying to find out the birthplace and date for my gggrandfather Giovanni Barberis, DOB 1825 . Some say he was born in Turin or Asti but can not find actual proof. I would like to find his birth record and his parent’s names and other siblings. He immigrated to New York about 1853 and was an opera singer. Could you please help me or steer me in the right direction?. I’m researching for my mother (88) who is ill and because she doesn’t know much of anything about her maternal side.

    Thanks you so much for any help you can give me. Kathy Morris

  8. Georges says:

    hello, I looking for someone who could take 3 photography of old scrolls to the state archives of Turin . thank you to contact me at the following address for more détails. best regards Georges

  9. Scott says:

    My wife was adopted from a family in Turin the family name was Gastaldi she was born 5/24/59 and was sent to the United States 2 yrs later and adopted by the Solari family Lido and Lina Solari her possible name was Patrizia Gastaldi at birth.We have hired a company to research and help find family and have not yet come up with anything.We are coming to Italy in June and coming to Turin about the 26th and staying for 3 days.Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.She was told she has also a sister but we have no more information.

  10. Gretchen says:

    we will visiting Italy in January. My Maiden name is Vietti. I’ve seen it spelled a few different ways, Vette, Viette. How would I go about trying to see if I have any relatives still living inthe Torino area.

    Thank you for your help.

  11. Kellie says:

    We are visiting Turin in October. We have my great-grandfathers name and date of birth, also tid bits of information about him, sibling names where he was born (Front Canavese) ect. Do you research that ? Could you meet us there and go through the process with us? Kind of hit a brick wall on how to get started.
    Thank you,

    • Bonnie says:

      Go to the anagrafe for the birth record and the church for any baptism, possibly marriage record, if he was married there. If he did not immigrate, then birth record may be there. Be certain to check the times the church office is open. I found that most are only open a couple of half days a week, or the priest may be there, but not the person in charge of the records. So be certain to go when they are open.

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