Genealogy in Roana

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Roana. As more your surname is common in Roana, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Roana archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Vicenza province are:
Baggio, Basso, Bedin, Benetti, Bernardi, Bizzotto, Bonato, Bordignon, Campagnolo, Carollo, Casarotto, Costa, Dal Lago, Dal Maso, Dal Santo, Dalla Costa, Dalla Valle, Dalla Vecchia, Fabris, Faccin, Ferrari, Filippi, Fontana, Frigo, Lovato, Martini, Moro, Panozzo, Parise, Pegoraro, Pellizzari, Pozza, Pretto, Rigon, Rigoni, Rossato, Rossi, Sartori, Sella, Stefani, Stella, Toniolo, Trentin, Trevisan, Zanella, Zarantonello, Zonta, Zordan.

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

1 Comment

  1. GIORGI says:


    I think it’s important to know that the Roana parish documents have been destroyed and you may find it in Padova.
    Contact : Curia di Padova Biblioteca capitolare
    The documents are available since 1815 until 1866 but you’ve to go there they don’t make researches.

    Domenica GIORGI

    I documenti eclesiastici si trovano a alla Biblioteca capitolare di Padova.
    Si deve pero andarci per consultarlipoichè non fanno le ricerche.

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