Genealogy in Terracina

If you search your ancestors in Terracina, in the province of Latina, Lazio region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Terracina

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Latina province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Terracina town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Terracina follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Terracina during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Terracina to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Lazio and of course in Terracina too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Terracina from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Terracina. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Terracina archives, expecially 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 Records in Terracina

Church archives in Latina province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Latina started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Terracina on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Terracina:



S. CESAREO – P.zza del Municipio

S. DOMENICO SAVIO – Via delle Arene

S. PIO X – Loc. la Fiora

S. SILVIANO – C.da S. Silviano


SANTI MARTIRI TERRACINESI – Contrada della Stazione


Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

Our expert in Terracina area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Terracina forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Terracina feel free to leave a message below.

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  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,