Genealogy in Bosconero

If you search your ancestors in Bosconero, in the province of Torino, 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 Bosconero

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Bosconero 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 Bosconero. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Bosconero archives, expecially 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 Records in Bosconero

Church archives in Torino 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 Torino 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 Bosconero 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 Bosconero 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 Bosconero forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Bosconero feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Frank says:

    I found my great grandfather Antonio Merlo , He migrated from boscsnero to us in 1913 . Just was wondering if any of my distant relatives “Merlo” still reside .
    Thank you

  2. 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,

  3. Dorothy says:

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

  4. 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.


  5. 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.

  6. 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.