Genealogy in Prascorsano

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

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

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



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


3 Comments

  1. Karen says:

    I am looking for my maternal great-grandfather, his name (according to his marriage certificate was BUFFO, AUTOGNO and I know he was born in April of 1862 and left Italy in 1886. I know he married Veronica Caterina Fenoglio (1874) who was born 1874 in Prascorsano. Any assistance would be awesome.

    • Jim Fassio says:

      My grandfather was Dominick Buffo and he would have been born in the late 1890’s or early 1900’s. My mothers maiden maiden name is Ann Buffo and she was born in Prascorsano in 1924. I have many cousins there but very little information on the Buffo’s. Have you been to the cemetery on the hill to do your research?

  2. Deb says:

    I am interested in finding a marriage record or any other records for my grandparents Marco Gaddo b. 24 April 1872, and Domenica Rolando Perino b. May, 1872. They married in N. Italy — I believe Prascorsano — either in 1894 or prior to November, 1895 when Marco emigrated to the U.S. I believe they married in Prascorsano. Their 1st daughter Flora Maria was born in Italy in May, 1895. According to Marco’s naturalization document (in my possession) Marco’s parents were Andrea Gaddo and Maria Gecco. I don’t know for sure who Domenica’s parents were, but I do know Domenica had at least 2 sisters, Ida Maria, born 10 Mar, 1885 and Celestina b. Nov 1879. I sincerely hope you can help me. Thank you, Deb

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