Genealogy in Barga

If your ancestors were from Barga, 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 Barga: as more your surname is frequent in Barga surnames as more it could be difficult to find exact info about your ancestors in Barga archives.

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

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

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

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


Church archives in Lucca 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 Barga and Lucca 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 Barga too.

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

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  1. Michael says:

    My Grandad, Lorenzo Angelini emigrated to Scotland around 1911/12. His father was Roberto and his mother was Giuditta (nee Biagioni). I am lead to believe Lorenzo was born in Barga around 1895. Any help tracing Lorenzo’s family would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

  2. ally says:

    Looking for descendants of Antonio Gonnella and Carolina Conti. Great grandfather, Luigi Gonnella, had at least 2 brothers and I believe 1 sister whose names were Guisseppe, Francesco and possibly Elvira. Luigi and Guisseppe both served as Italian Consul in Dundee Scotland. I believe that Guisseppe returned to Italy prior to his death. Great Grandfather died in Dundee in 1936. I have found an entry for an Elvira Pellegrini in Pawtucket USA who was the daughter of Antonio and Carolina. She was born 19 Aug 1865 in Barga and died on 17 July 1944 in America. If anyone has any information about the family or can confirm the whereabouts of any other family members I would be pleased to hearfrom you. Thank you

  3. Mariska says:

    One of my ancestors is Anthony Fortunate, born in Barga in 1749. He most probably moved to Holland and married Johanna Barbé. I am looking for information on his parents/family in Barga. Could you help me to find any information?
    Thanks for your help!! Mariska

  4. Raymond says:

    My Grandfather Pietro Bonaccorsi was born in Barga Luca Italy in 1886 and migrated to Scotland. Any info would be useful

  5. Lynne says:

    My grandfather, Pietro Verzoni was born in Barga in 1883 or 1884. He emigrated to the US in 1899 on the ship Havre. He married Annie Marchetti of Massachusetts whose parents were born In Italy. My husband and I plan to travel to Italy in April of 2016. Does anyone know of any relatives in the Lucca region? We would love to meet them! Thank you!

  6. M.Bonaccorsi says:

    I wonder if you could help me trace family in Barga? My Great grandfather and his brothers migrated to Scotland from 1901 onwards. Their parents remained in Barga, most likely with remaining children.

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