Genealogy in Falmenta

If you search your ancestors in Falmenta, 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 Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Falmenta registrar as of that date.

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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Falmenta. As more your surname is common in Falmenta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Falmenta archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Verbania Cusio Ossola province are:
Albertella, Albertini, Barbieri, Barone, Beltrami, Bergamaschi, Bianchi, Bionda, Blardone, Borghini, Brusa, Caretti, Carmine, Cattaneo, Cerini, Cerutti, Colombo, Conti, Dresti, Falcioni, Ferrari, Ferraris, Fontana, Forni, Francioli, Gagliardi, Galli, Grassi, Grossi, Margaroli, Martinelli, Milani, Minoletti, Morandi, Pagani, Pella, Piana, Piazza, Pirazzi, Pizzi, Poletti, Ramoni, Rossi, Tedeschi, Villa, Zanetta, Zani, Zanni.
Remember that this province is very recent: the towns in this provinces were in other provinces before.

Church archives in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola 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 Falmenta and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola 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 Falmenta 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 Falmenta area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Nancy says:

    my great great grandfather was named Luigi Tiboni. I live in Texas, USA and always thought our name was Tibuni. Only when I couldn’t find anything on that name, did I realize it is Tiboni. We had it misspelled all these years.I would like to find out anything I can about my family there.

  2. Michael says:

    My Great Grand father was Andrew Tiboni , his daughter Valentine was my Grand Mother and married a Bendet, My mom Gloria married a Calonego. I am the youngest child Michael

  3. Angela Maria Coles says:

    I wish to trace my grandmother, an ancestor from Cannobio/ Traffiume. The confirmed details of her birth I have are:
    Date of birth registered 29/11/1890 MARIA ALLIOLI …1168
    Professior Casaluigh. A1716480. 99 Cannobio
    Father: Guiseppe Mario Gabriele ALLIOLI
    Mother, no official details, but believe to be Maria/Marietta/Angela CERUTTI. (Falmenta).
    ( I suspect she was born out of wedlock as family memories are vague and say her mother either died when Maria was born or when she was 9 months old).
    As yet I have been unable to trace her maternal line.
    I do know Maria lived in Traffiume and was brought up by her paternal grandparents.
    I would be happy to pay/use your services and have a lot of other information from various ancestry sites,
    but do need confirmation of Maria Alliolis mother before I can proceed further.
    I look forward to hearing back from you
    Thank you Angela Coles.

    Maria’s father went to live in Turin where in 1894 he married Maria Anna Guiseppa.Vincenti
    “Italia Mtrimoni 1809-1900 database family search ref cn27;FHL microfilm 1,448,749.

    Giovanni Battista Allioli and Angela Arizzoli
    I need to obtain a copy of her copia intégrale dell/atto di nascita before going further is this possible?
    I shall be visiting Cannobio and the surrounding area in July and would like to arrange for help, guidance and support in making contact in advance for visiting Falmenta(difficult to reach) and also church records if possible.

  4. Dennis says:

    My Great Grandmother and Grandfather were from Falmenta before they moved to Susanville Ca USA, we are heading back in June. Her name was lucia and he was John Carlo. Where would you recommend we look for records? I know my great grandmother cousin was a grassi.

  5. Frances says:

    Hello from Thorold, Ontario Canada.
    My mother’s family on both sides were from your beautiful town. My grandmother was Emilia Cerutti and my grandfather was Giovanni Zanni. I do not have their birth dates but my mother would have been 89 years old now. The only thing I know is that when she was young she lived in a house beside her grandmother and from a picture I saw they looked like identical homes, side by side, with balconies on the second floor. They looked perched on the side of a cliff with a roadway below. I don’t know where to begin asking questions so if you can provide me with any information to start with it would be very much appreciated.
    Thank you so much for any information you may provide.
    Ciao Fran

    • Shirley says:


      I am not sure if there is a connection to you or not, but my mother’s great-grandmothers on her mother’s side were both Zanni’s. My son has been looking up our family history this week and we have discovered that my mother’s grandfather Andrew (Andrea) Tiboni, who was from Falmenta in Piedmonte had a mother named Guiseppe (Giuseppina?) Zanni and whose wife Catherine (Caterina) Grassi also had a mother who was a Zanni’s named Martha. I am not sure if there is a connection to Giovanni Zanni or not, but Andrew Tiboni emigrated to Thunder Bay and his daughter Alessandrina Tiboni then moved to Sudbury with her husband Giovanni Vecchies and children. We do have a connection to the Cerutti’s in Sudbury which we have assumed to be second cousins to my mother Rena Vecchies-Baggio. My aunt Anita First noticed this message from you and is interested in finding out more information as well.

      Ciao, Shirley

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