Genealogy in Locana

If you search your ancestors in Locana, 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 Locana

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 Locana town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Locana from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

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To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Locana. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Locana 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 Locana

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 Locana on your behalf.

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

S. GIUSEPPE E S. MICHELE IN ROSONE E FORNOLOSA – Via Ceresole, 4

S. PIETRO IN VINCOLI – Via San Meinerio, 6

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 locana@italianside.com or follow this link.

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

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13 Comments

  1. William says:

    My ancestors are Giacomo (James) Varda, Sr born 1865 and Maria Elizabeth (Novascone) born 1866

    Son, John Varda born 2-13-1888 in Locanna, Italy

    Is there any additional information in your archives. Any family members still living in the area.

  2. Lisa says:

    My grandmother was born in Locana, Italy Mary Teresa Tomasi(Hilton)born January 18th 1912/ great grandfather Vincenzo Tomasi born October 29th 1890 Locana Italy he arrived in New York May 24th 1912 leaving from Havre France. Great grandmother Jiovanna Venetti Tomasi born in Locana also.I would love to know if there are still Tomasi in Locana and how they came to live in the Piedmont region and what was the reason for immigration to the USA. Would I be eligible to have duel citizenship?

  3. KK Ball says:

    I am looking information on the family of Battista Cavoretto (born ~1880) from Locana Canavase who immigrated via Havre, France in 1894 to the USA. He returned in 1924 and again in the 1950s to sell family home. Any information would be appreciated.

  4. Richard says:

    I’m looking for ancestry information for Dominic Contratto. Born in 1880. I think he was from Piemonte/Torino/Locana.

  5. William says:

    My grandmother was Maria Procarione, from Locana. Any information about her family or ancestry would be appreciated. She moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the early years of the 20th century

  6. Michael says:

    Ciao!
    I am looking for information on my 3rdGreat Grandfather, August Augustino. He was born 1830-1855(?). The family story is that he was found as an orphan baby and raised by local nuns in an orphanage or convent.
    I do not know his wife’s name. They had children. One daughter is my 2nd Great Grandmother Elizabeth Augustino born 1871 who married Joseph (Giuseppe?) Giachino born 1867. They left for America in 1899.
    I would greatly appreciate any information you may have on August Augustino’s life.

  7. Chris says:

    Buon giorno, mi chiamo Chris Angeleri e vivo negli Stati Uniti e, anche se parlo in quattro lingue, parlo un po ‘di italiano. Anch’io sono a un muro e sto cercando di costruire il mio albero genealogico. Il mio bisnonno Guglichino Biagio Angeleri era nato il 23 gennaio 1877, ad Alessandria, Alessandria, in Italia, suo padre si chiamava Giovanni. e la madre si chiamava Lucia. Morì l’11 aprile 1958, a Locana morì all’età di 81 anni.

  8. Brooke says:

    Hello,

    I am seeking information on family that may be in Locana, or was at one point.

    Surname: Bellino
    First Names: Joanna (Johanna), Giovanni, Domenico, and Pietro

    Surname: Vittone
    Surname: Greco, Nicholas

    Thank you!
    Brooke

  9. Cheryl says:

    Hi I am in America only English speaking, but
    My Great Grandparents were from Locana and Curgno Piedmont Italy…
    James or Giacomo Negro from Locana
    Candida (Marino) Negro from Piemont Curgno or Turin…not real sure which?

    They came to America in early 1900s, or very late 1800s, anyone there know them or have any records or pictures of them? Or any family members still in the area?…

    Thx
    Cheryl

  10. Crystal says:

    Ciao! Il mio nome è di cristallo. I miei 2x bisnonni, Pietro e Marianna Masucco DeTomasi emigrati negli Stati Uniti da Locana intorno al 1850. Sono stato in grado di rintracciare antenati di Locana indietro di circa sei generazioni e poi ho colpito un muro. Mi chiedo se si ha accesso a tutte le informazioni su Giovanni Battista Tomasi Vecchio 1813-1866. Sono alla ricerca di informazioni sulla moglie, genitori e figli. Inoltre, sono curioso di sapere perché il nostro cognome cambiato da Tomasi Vecchio a De Tomasi con Giovanni. Qualsiasi comprensione che sarebbe stato così utile. In realtà, tutte le informazioni sulla mia famiglia sarebbe incredibile! I cognomi per la regione sono Detomasi, Masucco, Bugni, Perucca, Conterio, Gianotti, Giacherio, Vernetti-Rosina, Picatto, Bianchetti e barettino. Grazie mille!

    Hello! My name is Crystal. My 2x great-grandparents, Pietro and Marianna Masucco DeTomasi immigrated to the United States from Locana around 1850. I’ve been able to track ancestors of Locana back about six generations and then I hit a wall. I’m wondering if you have access to any information on Giovanni Battista Tomasi Vecchio 1813-1866. I’m seeking information on his wife, parents and children. Also, I’m curious as to why our family name changed from Tomasi Vecchio to De Tomasi with Giovanni. Any insight into that would be so helpful. In fact, any information on my family would be amazing! Family names for the region are DeTomasi, Masucco, Bugni, Perucca, Conterio, Gianotti, Giacherio, Vernetti-Rosina, Picatto, Bianchetti and Barettino. Thank you so much!

  11. Eric says:

    Bonjour,
    je recherche l’acte de naissance de:
    VALLINO CORTASSA JEAN né à LOCANA le 18 décembre 1818 de Vallino Cortassa et Marie
    Bortolino?
    Et si possible son ascendance….

  12. BARREL says:

    Bonjour,

    Je recherche l’acte de mariage en 1742 de Guiseppe Domenico PIANFETTI né vers 1721 a Montepiano (Locana) avec Cattarina Maria Margarita PEZZETTI pour avoir le certificat procetto matrimoniale.
    Il a epousé en 2eme noce Maria FASSINO le 21 Aout 1764 toujours a Locana.

    Merci

    Georges BARREL

  13. FLORAN says:

    bonjour, pourriez vous me fournir l acte de naissance de JACQUES TOMASI NE EN 1862 A LOCANA ET SON EPOUSE MARIA PIANFETTI NEE EN 1874 A LOCANA AVEC MES REMERCIEMENT M.FLORAN