Genealogy in Istrana

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Istrana. As more your surname is common in Istrana, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Istrana archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Treviso province are:
Basso, Battistella, Bernardi, Bettiol, Bianchin, Bordin, Breda, Casagrande, Conte, Da Re, Da Ros, Dal Cin, De Luca, De Marchi, De Nardi, Favaro, Favero, Feltrin, Furlan, Gallina, Gatto, Gava, Gazzola, Gobbo, Lorenzon, Marcon, Moro, Pavan, Perin, Piccin, Piovesan, Pozzobon, Rossetto, Rossi, Salvador, Sartor, Sartori, Serafin, Tonon, Torresan, Trevisan, Visentin, Zago, Zambon, Zanardo, Zanatta, Zanchetta, Zanette.

Church archives in Treviso 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 Istrana and Treviso 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 Istrana, or if you have questions regarding your family in Istrana, 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 Istrana”
  1. Regina says:

    Hello. I am looking for my family history and all I have is this:
    My grandgrand father was Abramo Bertola ( or Bertuola) and was born in Istrana. We calculate in 1890.
    His parents were Vicente ( Vincenzo Bertola) and Pierina Possibon.
    I have only death an marriage certificates but in any of them has the year he was born
    Let me know if you can show a way to continue this search.
    Thank you

  2. Ines says:

    Hi. I have been researching my family history for many years. Hope you can help.
    Looking for information on my nonno.
    Giulio involata
    Born 1877
    Died fossalunga 1947
    Carmella fraresso
    Born 1889 Istrana
    Died 1918
    Carmella is the daughter of Nicolo and Maria tosello.
    Any inforamtion on these two people will be fantastic.
    My mum is from istrana . Regina filippetto
    Many thanks Ines

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