Genealogy in Seren del Grappa

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Seren del Grappa, 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 Seren del Grappa registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Seren del Grappa?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Seren del Grappa


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


17 Messages to “Genealogy in Seren del Grappa”
  1. DANIELE says:

    Bonjour,je cherche la trace de JOSEPE PRENOT né en 1899 et sa femme PALMIERA DE CET née le 01/01/1903.
    Je souhaite remonter le temps le temps et retrouver leur famille,leur fils JEAN ALTIERO PRENOT a émigré en Meurthe et Moselle dans les années 1925.
    Tout renseignement serait le bienvenu.

    Merci, bien cordialement,

  2. Rech says:


    My grandfather whose family name is Rech emigrated from Folgaria. I have been searching for a long time where this name comes from. I am presuming that the family Rech from hoFolgaria once came from the area of Seren del Grappa as there are even more persons with this name. Does anybody have further Information

  3. Lonnie says:

    My maternal grandfather Giovanni Cassol or Giovanni Pietro Cassol was born in 1898 in Rasai, Seren del Grappa. He emigrated to the United States in December 4, 1915 arriving in New York city on the SS Caserta. He eventually settled in Fort Worth Texas. I know he had family who stayed in Italy, presumably in Seren because he and my Grandmother took a trip to Italy in 1955 to see his sisters and to attend a wedding. I would like to find out more information about his sisters, who would be my Great Aunts, and their families. Unfortunately I can’t find any records with his sisters, names What do you suggest? I know thee are many Cassols in or near Seren so it may be impossible to find his family without doing much more heavy duty digging.

  4. BOF epouse BAUD says:

    Bonjour, je recherche des ancètres de mon père Françis Bof né le 21 Septembre 1921 à Seren del Grappa qu’il a quitté vers l’age de 18ans pour la France où il s’est marié à Morzine en haute-savoie. Ses parents étaient Joseph et Angèla Bof.
    Merci de votre aide.
    Renée Baud

  5. Vincent says:

    I have been researching my parents Italian heritage and am stuck on my fathers side. I do know that they were from SDG and immigrated to the Pittsburgh Area which I am from. The farthest I seem to be able to get is my great grandfather Luigi Bof born 1861 married to Giavanna M Rech born 1874. Her parents were Maria Sciarot and Jacob Rech. I cant seem to get anywhere on the Bof/Boff side. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Carmen says:

    My father is Paul Ceccato and the last I now his address was 23 Marconi seren del grappa he is quite old his wife name is Milena he work for many years in Namibia, Africa. Can you help to locate them

  7. Angelica says:

    My grand-grandparents leave SDG at the end of 19th century.
    Our last name is Comiran.
    They arrived here at Brazil.
    But Here in Brazil they often change the names for a easy one in Portuguese.
    That is why it has been so difficulty for me to reach our family history.
    Can you help me?
    Thanks a lot

  8. Leanne says:

    Good afternoon
    I am researching my husband’s family history ahead of a planned visit by us in 2017. My husband’s Father Pietro Rech was born in SDG on 29.09.1921 and married Maria dal Zotto born in SDG on 05.05.19??. Pietro and Maria had one son born in SDG 21.03.1948 and Peter, Maria and son Angelo migrated to Australia some time in the early to mid 1950’s. My husband (Dillio) was born in Australia 26.01.1757. Maria passed away in Australia on 12.12.1965. Looking for some information to fill in the gaps of my husband’s family history including Grandparents, where Pietro and Maria may have lived exactly, etc. etc.

  9. RICARDO says:

    Good morning, my great-grandfather Giuseppe Rech was born in Seren del Grappa on 24/08 / 1871. His parents called Giovanni Rech born 02/08 / 1845 and Santa Dal Zot born 17/03 / 1843 (daughter of Michele Del Zot and Pasqua Scopel). I wonder how I can get the birth certificate of my great-grandfather, because I’m doing my Italian citizenship and need this document.
    In the Waiting to your return.

    • Virginia Daum says:

      Are you sure that last name is dal Zot and not dal Zotto? I, too, am a descendant of the Serenese. My grandfather was Giovanni Giosta whose mother was a Bof. My grandmother was Virginia Dal Zotto whose mother was a Dal Zotto. The Scopels are also in our family along with the Sciarots and Baus. I’ve never been able to untangle the family lines, but a lot of them immigrated and settled in the area around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My grandfather came in 1913 not long after marrying my grandmother. WWI intervened and my grandmother came to the US in 1922. They had nine children and all Giostas in the US are related to me through my mother Clara Giosta. There are no Giosta left in Seren, plenty of Bof, Dal Zottos, Rechs, Scopels and Sciarots though.
      Good luck!

      • Virginia Daum says:

        I should have said Virginia Giosta’s maiden name was Dal Zotto and her mother was Giulia Rech.

        • Briana says:

          Hi Virginia,
          I don’t know if you will see this even but figured I’d try. I was wondering if you have a family tree created that you would/could share with me? My great grandfather was Giovanni Giosta. I’ve met Dan Giosta who gave me some leads on our ancestry enough that I knew what village in Italy we came from which let me do more google searching. I search every now and then to see if I can find anything knew and this time I came across this website and your post.

          • Virginia says:

            Your dad Terry and I are cousins!
            When I retire I’m going to do more on my ancestors. My grandparents were Giovanni (John) Giosta and Virginia Dal Zotto Giosta. Giovanni’s parents were Giacomo Giosta and Giovanna Bof Giosta. Virginia’s parents were Filip or Felice Dal Zotto and Giulia Rech Dal Zotto.
            We are related to the Scopel and Sciarot families in Seren del Grappa as well.
            Just about anyone with any of those last names who lives between Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV, is in our family tree somewhere.
            I met all my grandpa Giovanni (John) Giosta’s siblings when I lived in Europe. His younger brother Luigi (Louis) came to America before he did in 1913. Luigi only had two girls, both sadly now deceased. Luigi misspelled his surname as Josta.
            My grandfather’s other siblings were Erminia Giosta Rech, Giacomo Giosta, Maria Giosta Cardinali and Giuseppi Giosta. Erminia had seven surviving children who live in and around Clermont-Ferrand, France. Giacomo married in France and had three children, a son who never married, a daughter killed in a car wreck and a retarded son. Maria married an Italian from Tuscany and they moved to France and had one daughter Renee Cardinali Gaudin who has a son, Jean-Marc Gaudin. Giuseppi married Ita Scariot in Seren del Grappa. They never had any children. Erminia’s son Armand has an adopted son and a daughter who is married to a Polish guy. They all live in France, but the daughter has been to the US.
            Virginia Dal Zotto had one brother, Antonio, who only had two daughters. She also had sisters: Genoveffa, Pierina and one whose name I forget. Genoveffa had daughters who married into the Vanin clan in the next valley. Some of them immigrated and live in Morgantown and Masontown, WV. I knew my mother’s cousin Marcellina Vanin DeBoni who lived in Masontown.
            I’ve been to Seren del Grappa several times, stayed with Ita once back in the 1980s. My Italian stinks, but I can read it pretty well.
            Tell your dad I said hello. I lost contact with most of my cousins because after living all over the states, I moved back to Ohio where my parents still live.

  10. Sandra Lis says:

    I am visiting Seren Del Grappa in June 2014 looking for family. My grandmother’s name last name was Scopel. She had a much younger sister named Valeria Scopel. Her dad’s name was John, I believe. My grandmother married Siro Boff from the same area. My grandmothers name was Francesca Virginia Scopel and her daughter (my mother) is named Bruna Maria Boff or (Bof) My grandmother and mother left Italy in 1930 to come to the United States. I would appreciate any help with this. While visiting this area, I would love to find a relative of either the Scopel or Boff family. My grandfather, Siro Boff had a sister whose married name was Rech. Since we are only visiting the area for one day, it would be wonderful to meet a relative. I know this not enough information, but can anyone tell me where to start?

  11. Carol says:

    I have been working on family history for many years but my information is that of the family here in the United States. I do have very little in regard to great grandparents (I do have some dates) but would love to know about them. I hope to visit Seren in the spring with my son and we will be able to visit local offices but for now, I would just like to know that I have someplace to start. The name I will be searching is SCOPEL. From what I can see on other sites, Scopel is quite a common name in Seren. I would love to know that they are all my family. Thank you very much. Carol

    • Marc says:

      Hello Carol,

      My family is from SdG also. My family name is Sagrillo and dates back to the 1500’s in the valley. Scopel is a common name in the area with many still residing there. I had luck researching my family from local church records, it took a few trips to convince the priest to let me have access but last May he finally allowed me to view all the records. I have some info on Scopels if you can give me some names perhaps I can assist you,

      Good luck!


      • Jim says:

        Finally found this site‼️
        My grandfather on my mother’s side was Girolamo Scopel, any information would help.
        Thank you, Marc, you are appreciated ‼️

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