Genealogy in Locana

If you search your ancestors in Locana, 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 Locana registrar as of that date.

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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Locana. As more your surname is common in Locana, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Locana 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 Locana 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 Locana 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 Locana area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Richard says:

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

  2. 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

  3. Michael says:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Brooke says:


    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!

  6. 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?…


  7. 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!

  8. Eric says:

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

  9. BARREL says:


    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.


    Georges BARREL

  10. 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

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