Genealogy in Pistoia

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

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

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

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

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


Church archives in Pistoia 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 Pistoia and Pistoia 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 Pistoia too.

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

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1 Comment

  1. Michelle says:

    Yes, I am researching the Borsi family from Pistoia. It is my understanding that there are still Borsi’s living in Pistoia. My family and I plan to visit italy July of 2014 and I would love to meet some distant cousins. I am having trouble locating information past my great grandfather. All of my current family sources are tapped out. Would you be able to help me? My great great grandfather was Giuseppe Borsi, and I have his date of birth as 1869. I tried looking through some microfilms from Pistoia for births in 1869, but haven’t found him as of yet. His parents I have listed as Pietro and Amabile Borsi. He also had at least two brothers Rinaldo and Augusto. Any help or information about this family would be GREATLY appreciated!


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