Genealogy in Castellamonte

If you search your ancestors in Castellamonte, 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 Castellamonte

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 Castellamonte town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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

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  1. Madeline says:

    I am looking for ancestry for a family from Castellamonte.
    the last dates I have for 2 people are as follows:

    Maria Magdalena Nigra born in Castellamonte in 1888 on 16 February. Looks like mother was Lucia Maria Ricca but we do not know which year she was born

    Also looking for the ancestors of Maria Magdalena’s husband, Guido Ralfaelo Giannoni born in 1984 October 9.

    Can you help us?

  2. Rachel says:

    I am searching for family members in the Enrietti line. Batista Enrietti (B:1876) is married to Giovannina Pautasso. Batista’s mother was Margaret Furman? I have records stating Giovannina’s parents are Vincent Pautasso and Teresa Molinatto. I am looking for any additional information. I have been searching for years! Looking for a miracle!

    • Kori says:

      Hi I don’t want to seem crazy but I am researching on my grandmothers side which her grandpa is Battista Enrietti 1876-1935? I haven’t found out his parents names yet but I do know he came over from Italy to Ellis Island on a boat.

  3. Mark Leonard says:

    My grandfather Mario Michela came to America in the early 1900’s.He was a musician. His youngest brother Peter I visited in Castellamonte/Ivrea in the mid-1970’s. He had retired from Olivetti. He only had daughters that I met then and I believe all were married. i would like to maintain contact with them.
    Any help would be appreciated. Mario also had a sister Gemma, older and a brother Valentino who came to the Albany NY, USA area whom I knew.

  4. John says:

    I’m looking for any feedback on my relatives with the surname of “ Carlevatti or Carlevatto” my research has lead me to the Castellamonte region of Italy…. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  5. Lynne says:

    I am seeking records on my family, surname Fenoglio. I know my grandfather was born in castellamonte in the late 1800’s. His name was Lorenzo I believe because he was called Lawrenceville in America. He had 2 brothers that I know of Ansel and Anton.
    I would be forever great full for any information including when they came to America.
    My Grandmother was also a Fenoglio being third cousin’s with Lawrence. She was born in Montague, Texas though.

    • Zackery says:

      Hello, I am also researching the Fenoglio side of my family. I know I have an Abramo/Abe/Abraham (first) Isadoro Antonio (middle) Fengolio. He was born 1887 in Castellamonte. He emigrated to Kansas sometime *before* 1914. My great-grandmother (his daughter Dolly/Dollie) was born in 1914 in Kansas and eventually moved to Michigan.

  6. kori says:

    I am researching my grandmothers side Battista Enrietti born 1876 in Castellamonte,Piemonte Italy to Margherita Gherna and Battista Michelle Enrietti. Im trying to gather some more information. Thank you!

  7. Candace says:

    I am researching my family and looking for information on my great-grandparents, Pietro and Catherine (nee Car) Quilico. He was born in Castellamonte, in Piemonte and we believe he was baptized in town at St. Peter and St. Paul Church. He also served in the Italian army before emigrating to the United States sometime during 1890s. Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  8. Joe says:

    I am looking for information on the Peila surname. My great-grandfather was a Charles Peila who came from Castellamonte. He had worked for the Prince. Any information would be appreciated.

  9. Linsey says:

    I am trying to find out more about my great great grandparents and their birth/marriage certificates.
    They were married in castellamonte on 16th of April 1896 and moved to South Africa soon after. My great great grand mothers maiden name was Guilia Vicario I believe and she was born 13/12/1877 or there abouts. All I have on my great great grandfather is the name he signed on Guilias death notice which is Joseph Perino

    Please help thank you

  10. DMichael says:

    I’m researching my family and know they came from Castellamonte. My Great, Great, Grandfather’s name is Giuseppe Carli. He had a daughter named Margaret Carli, my Great Grandmother. I believe Margaret was born in 1884… not sure when Giuseppe Carli was born.. Margaret was 1 of 13 children and moved to America and had 3 kids: Katie, Dom, and Ada. Any new info on Giuseppe would be helpful.

  11. Mrs A Rees says:

    I am researching my family tree and looking for ancestors who came from Castellamonte. The surname I am looking for is BERNARDI. My great grandfather’s first name was Antonio and he was born in 1850. Unfortunately I cannot find out the names of his mother and father. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you