Genealogy in Rovigo

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Rovigo, 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 Rovigo province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Rovigo registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Rovigo. As more your surname is common in Rovigo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rovigo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Rovigo province are:
Andreotti, Astolfi, Boscolo, Bovolenta, Cavallaro, Chinaglia, Crepaldi, Crivellari, Davi’, Destro, Duo’, Ferrarese, Ferrari, Ferro, Finotti, Franzoso, Furini, Mancin, Mantovan, Mantovani, Marangon, Marangoni, Marzolla, Masiero, Milan, Milani, Moretto, Negri, Osti, Pavan, Pavanello, Piva, Pizzo, Pozzato, Pregnolato, Rizzato, Rizzi, Rossi, Ruzza, Siviero, Stocco, Stoppa, Trevisan, Veronese, Visentin, Zanella, Zanirato, Zerbinati.

Church archives in Rovigo 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 Rovigo and Rovigo 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 Rovigo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rovigo, 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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Rovigo”
  1. Fernando says:


    I’m hoping that you can help me find a batism certificate of my grand mother in Rovigo.
    She`s name is Josephina Pozzato. and was born in 1887.
    Her father: Juliano Pozzato, and mother: Simeone Amalia.

    Thank you so much.

  2. Marie says:

    I’m hoping that you can help me find info about my grandfather. He was born in Rovigo late 188? Or 189? His name was Alberto Collevati. Maybe Pedro Alberto Collevati. Thank you so much!

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