Genealogy in Falcade

If you search your ancestors in Falcade, Veneto, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Veneto and in Belluno province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Falcade registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in Falcade, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Veneto and in Falcade too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Falcade from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Falcade. As more your surname is common in Falcade, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Falcade archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Belluno province are:
Bernardi, Bianchet, Bogo, Bortoluzzi, Bortot, Bristot, Casagrande, Casanova, Cassol, Colle, Corso, Costa, Da Col, Da Rold, Dal Farra, Dal Magro, Dal Mas, Dal Pont, De Barba, De Bastiani, De Bona, De Bortoli, De Col, De Min, De Toffol, Del Favero, D Inca, Facchin, Faoro, Fontana, Fontanive, Ganz, Marcon, Mazzucco, Menardi, Rech, Reolon, Rossi, Sacchet, Sommacal, Soppelsa, Tabacchi, Tormen, Viel, Zanella, Zanon, Zatta.

Church archives in Belluno 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 Falcade and Belluno province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Venezia.

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.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Falcade just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Falcade area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Henry says:

    I have picture with young STRIM ABOUT 1925 IN FALCADE.
    MANY OF THE GANZ YOUNG MEN WERE KILLED IN WORLD WAR i a monument shows about 10 ganz died out of about 30 moument located in square

    Hope you read this and is helpful

  2. Eric says:

    I am looking for information about my grandfather Aurelio Strim, who married Maria Ganz. Aurelio’s father was Celeste and his mother was Lucia Micheluzzi. I have no information beyond that. Where does the name Strim come from and where does the name Micheluzzi come from? Any information would be helpful as I am piecing my family tree together.
    Thank you!

    • Flavia says:

      Hi Eric,
      My grandmother’s maiden name is Micheluzzi and my whole italian side orginated from Belluno and it surrounding small towns. Before migrating to Brazil my grandmother told us that her father said the name Micheluzzi came from a mountain in the Dolamites. I am no historian and have no idea if this is true but we always assumed it was the orgin of the name.

      • Eric says:

        Henry and Flavia:
        I imagine that we are related because of the information you provided. I also have Murers in my extensive family tree of the Strim and Ganz sides. I have a fairly detailed family tree that goes back to the 15th century. Overlapping names include Costa and Zando. Apparently, there are Ganz family members still in Falcade, Italy today.

        • Jake says:

          Hi Eric,

          I imagine that we are also related. My nonno was the first Murer in his immediate born outside of Falcade; his parents had moved to a small town in Treviso. His mother had been a Ganz and other family names passed down were Costa, MIcheluzzi and De Mio. I’m super curious about the detailed family tree!

          I’m trying to do a bit of research about the languages that my Italian family spoke. My nonno remembers spending a summer in Falcade with his grandparents and going back to his village speaking a different language or dialect. His family also knew standard Italian, and when he immigrated to the United States the community he connected with spoke that language, so everything else was forgotten. Do you have any idea the primary language of that region before Italian was incorporated nationally?


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