Genealogy in Fonzaso

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Fonzaso, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Veneto and in Belluno province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Fonzaso registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Fonzaso. As more your surname is common in Fonzaso, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Fonzaso 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 Fonzaso 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Fonzaso, or if you have questions regarding your family in Fonzaso, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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  1. Bill says:

    Good evening, I am trying to research my family tree both from my fathers father side and my fathers mother. My grandfather name was Angelo Marcon. He married a Maria Sebben. Both were from Fonzaso. They married and shortly thereafter moved to the United States in Lakeville CT. My dads mother was Maria Sebben. I believe her parents names were Piero and Constantina Zucco. I have found some lineage here in the United States and am curious about Fonzaso. My Aunt Tineta is still alive and lives in Fonzaso today. Thank you very much for anything you can come up with.


    Bill Marcon

    • Leslie says:

      Costantina Zucco

      Antonio ZUCCO
      Maria ZUCCO 1839–1883

      Pietro Antonio SEBBEN

      Vittore Antonio SEBBEN 1820–1894
      Antonia FAORO 1830–1898

      Marriage 27 Dec 1885 • Fonzaso, Belluno, Veneto, Italy
      Atti di Matrimonio no. 43

      Vittore Antonio SEBBEN 1886–1965
      Antonio SEBBEN 1888–1889
      Antonio SEBBEN 1890–1930
      Maria Antonia SEBBEN 1894–1983
      Antonia SEBBEN 1896–1896
      Margherita Antonia SEBBEN 1897–1960
      Bortolo Luigi SEBBEN 1898–1967
      Annetta SEBBEN 1900–
      Giovanni SEBBEN 1903–1953
      Angelo Vittore SEBBEN 1907–

    • Tony says:

      Hey bill my name is Anthony Sebben. My nonno was born in Fonzaso. His name was bortollo Sebben

      • Anthony says:

        Hi I am Anthony Mccreery. My mothers maiden name is Sebben. I am named after my grandfather Tony Sebben who passed away in 1999. His father David came from fonzaso, italy.

      • Bill says:

        Hey Tony, That name sounds very familiar to my family line. My nonno was born in Fonzaso Maria Sebben. She married Angelo Marcon and moved to Lakeville CT. I am visiting Fonzaso in November 2018 and meetin with several relatives including a Tinetta Sebben Minella. Angelo was another Sebben from Fonzaso who was denied entry into the United States and moved to Australia. When I go in November I will find out a lot more from my Aunt Tinetta and pass along if relevant.

  2. Eliana says:

    Olá! Procuro certidão do meu Tatarovó nasceu em 26.03.1822 em Fonzaso Sua esposa que nasceu em Fonzaso em, 20.10.1904
    Obrigada, Eliana

  3. Brek says:

    Hello, I am seeking more information on my Father’s amily from Fonzaso. David Corso (b, abt 1874 Fonzaso) son of Bordalo Corso ( b. abt 1847 ) & Maria Sisodi (b. ? )& David’s wife: Antonia Domenegatto (b. abt 1875 Fonzaso) daughter of John Domenegatto (b. ? ) & Mastasia Capefiano (b. ?).

    This couple was referenced in a prior message string between Larry and Leslie. and was stated that David’s parents are instead:
    Marzia DE ZORZI

    This differs from the spellings on marriage document ( no surprise) but want to confirm that the later is correct. Any other information would also be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance!

  4. Gerson says:

    I am from Brazil and I would like to research information about my grandfather’s birth certificate in Italy. His name was Orlando Pasa, son of Angelo (or Angel) Pasa and Josephina Sesti. According to his death certificate, he was born in November 15, 1899.

  5. Bob says:

    1) I think the Corsos (from the December 2, 2015 at 12:51 am message) are my great uncles and aunts. My grandfather was Giacomo Corso, and I have a family background here in front of me. The records I have show Bortolo (Domenico) and Anna Toffolato marrying in 1876 in Fonzaso. They had a daughter Maria Luiga who married Angelo Furlin in 1901. So I’m pretty sure there are connections, though not everything matches up.

    2) I also have a Bortolo Corso born in 1870 who died in 1918 in Hocking Iowa. This would be my great great uncle, I think. There were brothers, Giovanni and Bortolo. Bortolo (1870 version) was the son of Giovanni.

    3) It’s interesting that the Registry offices were created in 1800- that’s the year that my first traceable ancestor (Domenico) was born. HIs wife, by the way, was Bortola Corso, also born 1800.

    4) My aunt was married to a Delazzer whose family was also from Fonzaso (interestingly, my aunt knew her husband’s grandparents, while her husband did not, being born here.)

  6. Fernando says:

    Jacob Corso mio bisnonno è nato a Fonzaso. figlio di Spiridione e Josephine Corso. Jacob sposato a Fonzaso con Carolina Fanti. Andò a lavorare in Francia, dove il loro primo figlio è nato Angelo. Pochi anni dopo è tornato in Italia, viveva a Vicenza, dove è nato il mia nonna Giuseppina. Jacob viaggia da solo in Brasile (in cerca di lavoro). Dopo alcuni anni è tornato in Italia per cercare la sua famiglia. Dopo che, siamo tutti brasiliani!

  7. Anabel says:

    Meu primo já achou o gegistro de meu nono,pois agora tenho que saber se ainda existe parentes aí em fonzaso só que o meu sobre nome tem que corrigir meu nono chamava Giovanni Antônio Botton asceu aí,quero fazer minha cidadania, sou brasileira, obrigada

  8. Karen says:

    I’m looking on behalf of my husband David Schebler. His mother is Severina Sebben. Her father was Annibale Sebben and her mother was Lena DeGard. Annibale’s family came from Fonzaso. His father was Antonio Sebben born in Fonzaso in 1865. He was married to Rosa Argento born in 1870. Their children were Annibale, John, Olivia, and Maria. John, Annibale and their father came to the United States around 1910. They settled in Seymour, Iowa where they worked in the mines. Antonio returned to Fonzaso when his daughter Olivia became ill in 1921. Olivia died in 1921. His wife died about 1922. He then returned to the United States and lived with his son John and family in Illinois. I don’t know when he passed. Severina is turning 90 on 11 November and I’m putting together a family history for her. Any information on their ancestry would be appreciated. Thanks — Karen

    • Leslie says:

      The marriage record for Antonio Sebben (son of Francesco Sebben and Maria Bettin) and Rosa Argenta (daughter of Settimo Argenta and Giacomina Zannin) is on Ancestry. They married 17 Mar 1889 in, Antonio was 23, Rosa was 22. Rosa died on 14 Aug 1922 in Fonzaso, she was 56 years old, her death record is also on Ancestry. This would put her year of birth at 1866. Oliva Giacomina Sebben, their daughter, age 30 died on 12 May 1922, she was unmarried. Her date of birth was 10 Apr 1892. Her birth and death records are also available on Ancestry.

    • Brian says:

      Hi Karen

      My Great-Granfather was John Sebben who settled in Seymour Iowa. I am traveling to Italy next summer and plan to visit Fonzaso. John Sebben died in 1982 when I was 11. He used to have his own grape vines and would make wine. We found a large cache of homemade wine in the cellar when we went through the house. I would love to find any living relatives in Fonzaso so I could meet them when I visit there.

  9. cecilia says:

    Hello.My grandfhater is from Fonsazo, father this my mother.
    I need information you have about our history please.
    Thank you.

  10. Alexander says:

    Just checking in and seeing where my grandparents were from. I hope to visit one day.

  11. Carol says:

    My Grandfather Augostino Corso and a friend’s grandfather Davide Corso are from Fonzaso. We believe they arrived in Seymour Iowa at the Numa mine. Any Knowledge of them. My three cousins will be visiting Fonzaso in the early fall of 2016.

    • Larry says:

      Hi Carol,
      I would like to contact your friend about Davide Corso. On my grandfather’s passport he stated he was sponsored by his cousin Davide Corso. I think David Corso’s wife would have been his cousin. I lived in Numa and graduated from Seymour High School.

    • Larry says:

      Davide Corso lived in Numa. I found his obituary in a digitized newspaper. Don’t know about Augostino Corso.

    • Leslie says:

      When (approximately)were they born? I have a Davide Corso (son of Bortolo Corso and Marzia DeZorzi) born 28 Dec 1873 in Fonzaso, Belluno, Veneto, Italy who lived in Iowa. Also a Agostino Angelo Corso (son of Domenico Corso and Paolina Furlin) born 2 Jul 1879 in Fonzaso, Belluno, Veneto, Italy who also lived in Iowa for a time. Could this be them?

      • Larry says:

        It may be son of Bortolo and Maria because my grandfathers mother was Regina DeZorzi.

        • Leslie says:

          Hm I have a Regina De Zorzi married to Mansueto Sebben but no parents on her, so I can’t establish a connection to Marzia De Zorzi

      • Larry says:

        Leslie: I am almost certain the the Davide you have is my grandfather’s cousin. He died at Numa January 26, 1939 at the age of 65 years and 27 days according to his obituary.

        • Leslie says:

          I am able to confirm. Davide Corso married Antonia Domenegato (also from Fonzaso) on 14 Mar 1907 in Centerville, Iowa, parents match.

          • Leslie says:

            Davide CORSO
            BIRTH 28 DEC 1873 • Fonzaso, Belluno, Veneto, Italy
            DEATH 26 JAN 1939 • Numa, Appanoose, Iowa, US


            BORTOLO CORSO
            Marzia DE ZORZI

            Antonia DOMENEGATO 1874–1954
            & Children
            Bruna Martha CORSO 1909–1996
            Bert John CORSO 1913–1995
            Albina Nastasia CORSO 1915–2002
            Lester CORSO 1917–2009
            Giovanna Maria CORSO 1919–2005

          • Larry says:

            Thanks Leslie.I am sure now that Davide was my grandfather’s cousin.

  12. Krystal says:

    I will be in Fonzaso in a couple of weeks. Looking into the Bellegante side of my family.

  13. Carol says:

    Hi. I will be visiting Italy in the summer of 2016 and plan to make a trip to Fanzaso. Any information about the Bertelli family would be helpful. Thank you!


  14. Leônidas Nora says:

    Olá Bárbara.

    Minha mãe e sua familia nasceram em Fonzaso – Família de VÍTTORE DONATTO VIECELI.
    Vieram para o Brasil em 1914. 12 irmãos
    Nos próximos dias retornarei a Fonzaso para fazer a cidadania Italiana e ampliar as informações sobre as origens e história da família VIECELI na Itália e no Brasil.

    meu e-mail gostaria do seu contato.

    O atendimento e atenção do povo de Fonzaso é muito bom.

  15. Barbara says:

    Hello – Have been to Fonzaso several times and it is a scenic small town where not many residents seem to speak English. My grandparents were both from Fonzaso as far as I know. They were Antonio Marsiglio and Oliva Vieceli and my mother Aurora Marsiglio was born there. Oliva and Aurora came to the US to reunite with my grandfather in 1915. Would it be possible to get a copy of the marriage license of Antonio & Oliva as our family does not seem to know when they were married? I do have their birth and death dates. Thank you.

    • don says:

      ckg/did you get my 1st message? Have 2 pics Ora M.,192os, /Seymour
      friend of my mother F. Furlin/FonzasotoSeymour 1915+/-.Perhaps same boat(Stampilla)? perhaps d.i.s.t.a.n.t. cousins??

    • Leslie says:


      Contact the Ufficio Anagrafe Bertelle Natascia at

      Tell her you would like the marriage date around/intorno al 1912-1914 for

      Antonio Marsiglio son of Gaetano Marsiglio and Angela Sebben, nata 14 Jun 1886
      Oliva Giacomina Vieceli daughter of Angelo Vieceli and Antonia Andrighetti, nata 21 Feb 1895

  16. De Lazzer says:

    My family is from Fonzaso and there are still some family members there. Our last name is De Lazzer. Any information you have about our history would be much appreciated. Thank you!

  17. karen says:

    Hello. I just came upon this site. My family is from Fonzaso. I am from Michigan USA. Thank you! Karen

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