Genealogy in Lucca

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

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

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

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

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


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 Lucca 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 Lucca too.

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

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11 Messages to “Genealogy in Lucca”
  1. Lori says:

    I am looking for family infomation of Francesco Venturini, father Pasquale Venturini, mother Assunta

  2. Darlene says:

    looking for spouse of Anosia Lazzarini. His last name was Modena. They had the following children all born in Montuolo, Lucca, Italy. Giuseppe born 21 May 1878, Davide P born Dec 27,1878, Ferrucio S born Oct 28 1888, Alfredo, Rosalina, Paul or Paulo and Ottavio G born Apr 3 1890. Hoping someone can reseach for Mr Modena’s name and his birth and death dates, same on his wife and any family going backwards from there on both of this couple. Or name of local researcher for hire to look this information up for us. Thanking you in advance

  3. Carol says:

    I am looking for the baptism of Irene Tomeoni, which occurred in Lucca sometime between 1760 and 1765. Her father was Pellegrino Tomeoni, maestro di capella at the collegiate church in Camaiore. Are any of the church records digitized and available online?–Thanks for your help with this.

  4. Dominic says:

    I would like to view church death records in and around the Lucca region for the years 1906 to 1909 for my great grandfather Olinto Pacini born in 1875 in Luchio. I was hoping to travel in early October. Are churches open during the day? do I have to make an appointment and if so is there an address through which I can apply?. I would like to have something arranged before I travel to avoid a wasted journey.
    Many thanks

  5. Joanne says:

    My grandfather is Gino Rugero Bardoni from Marlia, Lucca, Italy and came to San Francisco in 1901. I’m not able to find anything about the Bardoni family in Lucca. Family history says there might have been a priest in the family and they had their own villa. My grandmother is Adina Maria Puccinelli and she is from Fagnano, Lucca, Italy. The story goes that Adina used to walk past the Bardoni villa. She came to San Francisco in 1910. The ship registry has her name as Maria Puccinelli. Adina’s mother is Amalia Elizabeth Martinelli Puccinelli. She arrived in San Francisco in 1933 after her husband Pietro died. I would appreciate any help with finding my family.

  6. Sandy says:

    My grandparents came to San Francisco from Lucca in 1921. My Grandfather’s name was Quinto Barsotti and my grandmother’s name was Bruna Bardoni. I understand her father was the postmaster which was the highest office at that time. I heard from a Lucca shopkeeper that there “is a mountain village full of people named Barsotti.” Can you help? Thanks.

  7. Anthony says:

    My great great grandmother, Alice Selmi, was born in Lucca in 1893. She came to the U.S. around 1909-1911 through Ellis Island. Unfortunately I can not find anything else on her side of the family. What is the best way to continue?

    Thabk you

  8. Renee says:

    My great grandparents were from Lucca. They immigrated to San Francisco around 1900. My great grandfather’s name is Ugo Lazzari. He was the oldest of 14 children and their family owned the largest granary in/near Lucca. Can you help me find out more information? I will be in Lucca this year and I would like to have a game plan as to how to find out information and find relatives.

  9. Jacqueline says:

    I just got back from Lucca and had the same experience as the lady in the previous e-mail — the Lucca church offices were closed and the city had no information as my grandparents were born in 1861 and 1864 and came to America in possibly 1877 and 1893.. Azolina Carbonari and Samuel Lazzeroni. I will write the church offices but i do not have the proper address.

  10. Suha says:

    I am researching my great-grandfather, Mateo Lucca. I heard that he might have been from Lucca and immigrated to Lima, Peru. He was 20 years old in 1909 so I am guessing he was born in 1889. Do you know where to find ship manifests that might show him boarding a ship to South America?

    Thanks in advance.

  11. Pauline says:

    I went to lucca a year past to research my family history. I believe my great grandfather was from lucca. His name was domenica Meconi and he was a figure maker. He came to Belfast and married here. I have information on him but no birth certificates. When I was in lucca the church was closed and I had to leave without information. How should I go forward with this.

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