Genealogy in Verona

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Verona. As more your surname is common in Verona, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Verona archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Verona province are:
Adami, Albertini, Ambrosi, Avesani, Benedetti, Bianchi, Bissoli, Brunelli, Castagna, Castellani, Cordioli, Faccioli, Fasoli, Ferrari, Girardi, Girelli, Lonardi, Lovato, Mantovani, Marchesini, Marchi, Marconi, Martini, Mazzi, Mirandola, Murari, Olivieri, Padovani, Pasetto, Peretti, Perina, Piccoli, Poli, Righetti, Rossi, Sartori, Soave, Tessari, Tommasi, Tosi, Venturini, Vesentini, Vicentini, Zamboni, Zanetti, Zanini, Zanoni.

Church archives in Verona 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 Verona and Verona 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 Verona, or if you have questions regarding your family in Verona, 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 verona@italianside.com


Messages

8 Messages to “Genealogy in Verona”
  1. Helio says:

    Hello,

    I would like to make sure that my grandpa grandfather is really from Verona, his name was Luigi Zancope and I believe he was born in 1873 (because he died in Brazil October 1945 at the age of 72). When he got married (in Brazil) he said he was from Verona. But I can’t tell exactly the date he was born. I hope you guys can help me. Thank you very much

  2. Anthony says:

    Hello

    I am searching for my background from my father side. The family name is Verona from Verona . Not much useful information I could give at the time just that he emigrated to Africa back in the 70’s, lived in Botswana and now lives in South Africa . Name Aldo Verona .

  3. Gustavo says:

    Hello,
    I am looking for information on my grandfather’s side of the family. The name is FEDERICO CERVATO (son of DOMENICO CERVATO AND MADDALENA CANDI0) and they are from Verona (Minerbe or Legano Comunes , i think?). I like to get more information on the origins of the name, or even civil records?
    Thank you very much.
    Gustavo

  4. Carrie says:

    Hi looking for anyone who knows anything about Largacci .We know they came from Ronca and the spelling of our name was changed. It may have been spelled Largicci.

  5. Susan says:

    We believe our grandfathers name was Samuel Verona not sure if he was from there. He came to America in early 1900’s from Russia. Apparently they didn’t understand him when he said his last name so his name became Weiner. He died in 1955 in New York. Can you help? We think
    He was born between 1885-1890. We’re really just trying to find out if we are part Italian. Thanks for any help

  6. Margarida says:

    I own a very old gravure from Verona and I always wondered why because my ancestors came from Malta do Lisbon, Portugal around 1820 or may be earlier but after 1800. Now seeing the commonname in Verona I noticed Castagna and my great grandmother was daughter of Salvatore Castagna. Is it possible to search for this family in the 18th century? Thanks a lot, grazie.

  7. Jessica says:

    Hello!
    I am so happy to see your website. I am trying to research two family members who came from Verona and moved to Vermont, USA. One’s name was Umberto Spinelli (born around 1884) and the other is Vittoria Alba Zorzi Spinelli, born on Dec 22, 1891.

  8. Lucas says:

    Hello,
    I am looking for information on my mother’s side of the family. The last name is Scarmagnan and they are from Verona (Minerbe?). Is this a common name in the Verona area? Where am I able to get more information on the origins of the name, or even civil records?
    Thank you very much.
    Lucas

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