Genealogy in Cicagna

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

Civil Records in Cicagna

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

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Cicagna during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Cicagna 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 Liguria and of course in Cicagna too!

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Cicagna. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Cicagna archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.

Church Records in Cicagna

Church archives in Genova 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 Genova 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 Cicagna on your behalf.

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

S. BARTOLOMEO – Via Serra, 52 – Serra

S. GIOVANNI BATTISTA – P.zza N. S. dei Miracoli, 3

S. ROCCO – Via alla Chiesa, 17 – Pianezza

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 cicagna@italianside.com or follow this link.

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

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5 Comments

  1. Carole says:

    Found out my great great grandfather was born in 1823 -1888 Francisco Lertora he came to England has a travelling musican . Also have a name Girolamo Letora and dates 1788-1858 also 30th 1858 Cicagna Genoa Liguria Italy thank you for any information?

  2. Pat says:

    We will be in the area towards the end of the month. I know that my great great grandfather was born in Cicagna and is buried there someplace.
    His name was Immanuale Leverone married to Maria Volpi. They had a least 4 sons Giovanni, b.1849, Carlo, b.1853, Guiseppe b.1864, and Benardo b. 1875. I believe these 4 immigrated to the United States about 1879.
    If anyone has any information about this family, or how to find, please let me know.

  3. Vince says:

    Hi, I just learned that my great grandfather lived here and was given permission to leave through a local document that was drafted in April 11, 1893 has Cicagna stamped on the document. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

  4. Hayley says:

    I really need info on my great grandmother Maria Gnecco. She was born in Cicagna but we need to find out which of the three churches in the area she was baptized in in 1894. Any info would help.
    Thanks,
    Hayley

  5. Julia says:

    I have been building my genealogical tree for the leverone family in California and I have discovered that we originated in the town of Cicagna and Pian de Ratti.

    I would like to find Carlo Leveroni who was born in Cicagna in 1829 and emigrated to the US sometime before 1856. Can I simply write to the Registry office? How can I get the address?