Genealogy in Terracina

If you search your ancestors in Terracina, Lazio, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Latina province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Terracina registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Terracina from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Terracina. As more your surname is common in Terracina, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Terracina archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Latina province are:
Battisti, Bianchi, Cardillo, Conte, De Angelis, De Meo, De Santis, Esposito, Forte, Fusco, Lauretti, Lombardi, Mancini, Pannozzo, Parisella, Ricci, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Testa.

Church archives in Latina 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 Terracina and Latina province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Roma.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Terracina just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Terracina area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. DeAnn says:

    I’m not sure if you can help me but I’m trying to find out family heritage. I know my great grandfathers name was Romolo Salvatori he was born in Trevignano 12/18/1878. Romolo served in Italian army and was honorably discharged 2/16/1919. Romolo parents were Raffaele Salvatori and scomera Brigita. He married my grandmother Elisabetta Bravo her date of birth.. 3/2/1893. They were married in San Felice Circeo, Roma in 1917. My grandfather Felice ( Phillip) Salvatori, D.O.B. 3/13/1920 he was born in San Felice , their was another child born daughter Edith born before Phillip. In San Felice . I don’t have any information on Edith.
    If you can help me or direct me to someone who can have answers for me that would be wonderful.
    Thank you
    DeAnn Salvatori

  2. Catherine says:

    I’m interested in knowing the genealogy of Martina Campoli born in 1872. I would like to know who her parents were, dates if birth, etc.

    Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration.

    Catherine Minna

  3. Vincent says:

    Good morning,

    My grandfather was born somewhere around this area. His name was James Vincenzo Terraciano. He was born in 1899 I think. He then came to America in 1906 or so.

  4. Marie says:

    Family of Agostino Palmacci B-6/4/1886 — D-10/16/1969 Elvira Attanasio B-12/13/1885 — D-12/8/1962 Married 11/9/1907
    looking for information of ancestors and siblings

  5. Michele says:

    I am interested in obtaining more information about my Italian ancestry originating in Terracina.
    Thank you,

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