Genealogy in Bosconero

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

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

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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bosconero. As more your surname is common in Bosconero, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bosconero archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Torino province are:
Barberis, Barbero, Benedetto, Bertolino, Bianco, Bonino, Bosco, Bosio, Bruno, Cavallo, Cerutti, Costa, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferrari, Ferraris, Ferrero, Ferro, Fiore, Fontana, Franco, Gallo, Gentile, Giordano, Grasso, Greco, Grosso, Leone, Lombardo, Longo, Marino, Martino, Merlo, Morello, Musso, Negro, Olivero, Perino, Piovano, Rizzo, Romano, Ronco, Rossi, Rosso, Russo, Sacco, Serra, Testa.

Church archives in Torino 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 Bosconero and Torino 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 Torino.

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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Bosconero 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 Bosconero area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Cheryl says:

    Hello I am trying to find information on my great grandparents Michael Gardetto born
    1869 and married Maria Pagliassotti born 1870 both born and married in Bosconero immigrated to Texas to join brothers who were Coal miners
    We are getting a lot of dna matches with Merlo. Great Great grandparents Antonio Gardetto and Margarita, stuck on find info on my
    Pagliassotti side. research has shown Gardetto married Pagliassotti for a few familes. Calif research had come to a deed end hoping to find
    relatives in Italy,

  2. Dorothy says:

    Searching for information on Jennie Pomatto, born in Bosconero, Italy on February 14, 1884.

  3. Heather says:

    I recently have had a possible family member go into the town of Bosconero, Italy and get some information for me but I am stuck now.. I’m looking for information on Pietro Francesco Forneris and his DOB is November 1846.. I’m not sure but his wife could be Margherita Pagliosotti.. They are the parents of my great grandfather Pietro Forneris.. My family needs your help as nobody knows anything about this side of the family.. please HELP

    • Methea says:

      Hi Heather,
      I wish I had specific information on Pietro for you, but it seems like we might both be searching for info on the same family. I’m trying to gather information on the family of Domenico Forneris. It appears that Domenico was born in Bosconero circa 1878. Domenico and his family (Maria, Teresa and Michael settled in Los Angeles circa 1913. Prior to their immigration I have little to no information. Michael Forneris is my great grandfather. I will certainly share whatever information might be pertinent to your search. Several years ago my sister and I made a journey to Bosconero and spent quite a bit of time in the cemetery. I’ll double check my photos for the last names you mentioned in your post. My grandmother (daughter of Michael Forneris) says there is a pew in the church with the Forneris name on it…just our luck that the church was closed.


  4. Johanna says:


    I am trying to locate any information about my great grandfather and his parents. His name was Pietro Ghiosso and he was born about 1879. He traveled to the U.S. on the La Normandie out of La Havre and arrived Dec. 15, 1900. His city of origin was Bosconero and he was meeting his brother Angelo Ghiosso in Bessemer, Michigan. He married Rosalia Mattea in 1903 in the U.S. and their marriage license lists his parents as Francesco Ghiosso and Johanna Iassette or possibly Sessetti. Pietro also had a brother Savino who married Caterina Cerutti or Aprato (she was born in Chivasso in 1876); they emigrated to the U.S. in 1904. The name Johanna has been passed down several times and I would be most appreciative if anyone has any information on my family.

    Thank you.

  5. Michelle Merlo-McCormack says:


    I am desperately trying to find more information on my great great grandfather, Felice Merlo. He was likely born in 1872, possibly May 18th of that year. I believe he departed out of Genoa, Italy, then was a passenger on La Savoie, which left port in Havre, France to New York City in 1887. I have reached a dead-end here and fear that the information I have obtained may be flawed. Any help you can give would be so deeply appreciated.

    Thank you.

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