Genealogy in Volterra

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

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

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

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

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


Church archives in Pisa 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 Volterra and Pisa 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 Volterra too.

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Volterra”
  1. Kathy says:

    I am looking for the ancestors of my grandmother, Rose Bruschi, possibly Rosina Bruschi. I was told she lived in Pisa, Italy, but it may have been Volterra. She was born, I believe, in 1899 or 1900 and she may have actually been born in New York. However, the story goes that she lived with her grandparents, whose last name was Bruschi…..Albino Bruschi. My gr grandfather’s name was Emilio.
    So it would be Albino (father), Emilio (son) Rose (daughter of Emilio). I know that Emilio came to America and settled in San Francisco and that my grandmother, Rose, came to America possibly when she was a teenager (after at least one of her grandparents died) ….. We believe she lived with her father in San Francisco for a time but then went into a Catholic facility for girls…..found her name in a St Katherine’s in San Francisco, CA. She was there at 19, left not long after and went to work as a house cleaner and baby sitter. That’s where she met and married my grandfather, Edwin Daniel Hanford. They had five children, the second of which was my father, Preston McKay Hanford. I am Preston’s first child. If you could help me in any way too find her grandparents’ information and even back further, I would greatly appreciate it. We are planning a trip to Italy next year. I would love to find out who they were, where they were from, and actually visit and get copies of whatever records there are. Thank you so much for your assistance. Again, thank you so much.

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