Genealogy in Falmenta

If you search your ancestors in Falmenta, in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, 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 Falmenta

In towns and villages of Piemonte and in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Falmenta town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

Church archives in Verbano-Cusio-Ossola 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 Verbano-Cusio-Ossola 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 Falmenta 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 Falmenta 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 Falmenta forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Falmenta feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Lorraine says:

    My grandparents were married in Novara in 1905, Ferdinando Bionda from Premosello and Carolina Chiggoni from Rumianca (best I can get off the marriage certificate). I am lookin gto find relatives in the area as I am going there in 1021. Thank you

  2. Patti says:

    Hello, I am looking for information on, Giovanni (John) Tiboni and Camilla Zanni (wife), and their ancestors.. as well information on Angelina (Zanni) born 1921…2nd wife after Camilla died…Giovanni was born in 1883 to Ignazio Tiboni and Angiolina (Milani) …Camilla was also born in 1883. Any information is appreciated.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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