Genealogy in Livorno

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If your ancestors were from Livorno, you could find info about your family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.
It could be useful for you to know if the last name you are investigating is a common surname in Livorno: as more your surname is frequent in Livorno surnames as more it could be difficult to find exact info about your ancestors in Livorno archives.

Registry offices in Toscana and in Livorno province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Livorno as of that date.

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

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

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


Church archives in Livorno 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 Livorno and Livorno province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

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.

The important thing is to have in mind a plan of actions to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, family members, the date of a marriage, etc.)

Read our tips for your search in Italy and in Livorno too.

Would you like to start your genealogy research in Livorno? Have you any further questions regarding your family tree in Livorno?
Is your research in a dead end and you need some help ?

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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Livorno”
  1. Eric says:

    I’m wondering if there are still people named Chetorza or Ktorza in Livorno

  2. don says:

    I am trying to track down my grand father’s history. His name was olinto bagnoli. He and his wife amabile left italy for america in 1899 by way of genoa.His profession was wood carver and he had strong political views and probably wrote for a newspaper in livorno.

  3. esther says:

    I am looking for the anchestor of my husband, he died on a VOC ship in 1779. Before that he married and fathered a child in The Netherlands (Enkhuizen). I know his name and that he came from Livorno, but that is it.
    Is there someone that can help me? Can I look through records online?

  4. Sharon says:

    I am chasing information on a gentleman named Thomas Appleton who died in Livorno in 1840

    I believe this man could have been the name of my great great grandfather Anthony Saverio Appleton who according to information supplied was born in Ancona Italy in 1832

    Anthony’s parents according to his Australian marriage certificate was Thomas Appleton and Giacinti Carancini

    Appleton being an English name leads me to consider the Thomas Appleton who died in Livorno could be Anthony’s father or other close relation

    Much thanks

    • Jen says:

      Hi Sarah
      also related to Antonio Saverio ( on his son Arthur’s line) and looking for info on Thomas Appleton and Gianciniti Carancini
      I have been advised a Thomas Appleton was born in Massachusetts 1763 and died in Leghorn Livorno 1840 but not certain if he was father of Antonio as he was not married to Gianciniti Carancini.
      Can you shed some light since posting your inquiry??
      Regards Jen

  5. Tina says:

    I am interested in finding someone that is EXPERIENCED with Livorno genealogy records and how to obtain information. I am looking for the names of my 3x grandparents. I have the names of my great grandparents, their dates and location of birth.

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