Genealogy in Capriata d’Orba

If you search your ancestors in Capriata d’Orba, in the province of Alessandria, Piemonte region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Capriata d’Orba

In towns and villages of Piemonte and in Alessandria province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Capriata d’Orba town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Capriata d’Orba follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Capriata d’Orba during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Capriata d’Orba 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 Piemonte and of course in Capriata d’Orba too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Capriata d’Orba 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 Capriata d’Orba. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Capriata d’Orba archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Alessandria province are:
Bagnasco, Barberis, Barbieri, Barisone, Benzi, Bianchi, Bisio, Bruno, Camera, Capra, Cavanna, Ferrando, Ferrari, Ferraris, Fossati, Gallo, Garbarino, Garrone, Gatti, Ghio, Giordano, Grosso, Gualco, Ivaldi, Lombardi, Massa, Mazzarello, Merlo, Milanese, Negri, Oddone, Olivieri, Parodi, Pastorino, Pesce, Poggio, Porta, Rapetti, Ravera, Repetto, Ricci, Rossi, Sciutto, Semino, Taverna, Torti, Traverso, Zunino.

Church Records in Capriata d’Orba

Church archives in Alessandria 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 Alessandria 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 Capriata d’Orba on your behalf.

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 Capriata d’Orba area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Victoria says:

    My ancestoral family back from the 1800 century are Capriata i wish to know them ,where they lived &if their are any more left ,my mother father was a capriata his name was Maximillian his mother was Vitorine capriata. As the years passed “Caprietta” was spelt to our names which is wrong my motger name is spelt correct which is Capriata,seeking info on that name,i live in Trinidad

  2. CC says:

    Hi! my friend and i are looking for her grand grand father who was italian and from around these area but we dont have the birth certificate but we know he married a woman from these town and about her we have more information, we would like to find the marriage certificate to try to find more info about them. Both emigrate to Argentina but stayed in Uruguay. how can we do these?
    i would appreciate some guidance ! thanks a lot !

  3. Kari says:

    18.02.1881: carlo risso and Maria luisa bianchi, got married in capriata d’orba. We would like to know where they lived?