Genealogy in Seren del Grappa

If you search your ancestors in Seren del Grappa, in the province of Belluno, Veneto region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Seren del Grappa

In towns and villages of Veneto and in Belluno province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Seren del Grappa town hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Seren del Grappa during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Seren del Grappa 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 Abruzzo and of course in Seren del Grappa too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Seren del Grappa 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 Seren del Grappa. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Seren del Grappa archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Belluno province are:
Bernardi, Bianchet, Bogo, Bortoluzzi, Bortot, Bristot, Casagrande, Casanova, Cassol, Colle, Corso, Costa, Da Col, Da Rold, Dal Farra, Dal Magro, Dal Mas, Dal Pont, De Barba, De Bastiani, De Bona, De Bortoli, De Col, De Min, De Toffol, Del Favero, D Inca, Facchin, Faoro, Fontana, Fontanive, Ganz, Marcon, Mazzucco, Menardi, Rech, Reolon, Rossi, Sacchet, Sommacal, Soppelsa, Tabacchi, Tormen, Viel, Zanella, Zanon, Zatta.

Church Records in Seren del Grappa

Church archives in Belluno 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 Belluno 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 Seren del Grappa on your behalf.

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

S. LUIGI GONZAGA – Via Pian della Chiesa, 10

SS. VITO E MODESTO – Piazza Filippo De Boni Loc. Caupo

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 Seren del Grappa 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 Seren del Grappa forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Seren del Grappa feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Henry says:

    My father’s surname is Rech and my mother’s Gubert. I have cousins with surnames of Dal Zotto, Scariot, Strappazzon and Scopel.

    My parents migrated to Australia in 1950.

    We know a Rech, not directly related to us, who compiled a thorough geneology and found that the Rechs came to Italy from Germany in the mid 1400s.

    Just demonstrates that many of our blood lines probably reach back into central Europe and ended up in the Seren Del Grappa melting pot. 🙂

  2. Adriana says:

    Jacoba D’Ambros nacio aproximadamente en 1857 en Udine. Sus padres fueron Lovenis D’ Ambros y Santa D’Ambros. Emigro a la Argentina y mantuvo correspondencia con sus hermanas. Casada con Giovanni Sagrillo y madre de Amalia, Ida, Octavio e Irene Sagrillo. Se radico en Mendoza

  3. tiago says:

    sono descendenti di cognome bof, usciti nella valle di Seren del Grappa. IL mio antenato Domenico bof é uscito nel 1881 e aveva lascito in italia suoi genitori Giacomo bof(1828-nato) e Giovanna marchet(1835-nata)
    Aveva fratelli
    giovanni nato nel 1864
    giovanna nata nel 1862
    giacoma nata nel 1859
    maria nata nel 1856
    antonio nato nel 1866

    si c’e qualcuno che discende di questi nomi ,per favore fatti contati, per fare rapporto della famiglia

  4. tiago says:

    sono descendenti di cognome bof, usciti nella valle di Seren del Grappa. IL mio antenato Domenico bof é uscito nel 1881 e aveva lascito in italia suoi genitori Giacomo bof(1828-nato) e Giovanna marchet(1835-nata)
    Aveva fratelli
    giovanni nato nel 1864
    giovanna nata nel 1862
    giacoma nata nel 1859
    maria nata nel 1856
    antonio nato nel 1866

    si c’e qualcuno che discende di questi nomi ,per favore fatti contati, per fare rapporto della famiglia

  5. tiago says:

    sono descendenti di cognome bof, usciti nella valle di Seren del Grappa. IL mio antenato Domenico bof é uscito nel 1881 e aveva lascito in italia suoi genitori Giacomo bof(1828-nato) e Giovanna marchet(1835-nata)
    Aveva fratelli
    giovanni nato nel 1864
    giovanna nata nel 1862
    giacoma nata nel 1859
    maria nata nel 1856
    antonio nato nel 1866

    si c’e qualcuno che discende di questi nomi ,per favore fatti contati, per fare rapporto della famiglia

  6. DANIELE says:

    Bonjour,je cherche la trace de JOSEPE PRENOT né en 1899 et sa femme PALMIERA DE CET née le 01/01/1903.
    Je souhaite remonter le temps le temps et retrouver leur famille,leur fils JEAN ALTIERO PRENOT a émigré en Meurthe et Moselle dans les années 1925.
    Tout renseignement serait le bienvenu.

    Merci, bien cordialement,

  7. Rech says:


    My grandfather whose family name is Rech emigrated from Folgaria. I have been searching for a long time where this name comes from. I am presuming that the family Rech from hoFolgaria once came from the area of Seren del Grappa as there are even more persons with this name. Does anybody have further Information

    • Virginia says:

      My great grandmother Giulia was a Rech before she married a Dal Zotto. Guilia died of influenza in 1918. Her daughter Virginia married Giovanni Giosta from Seren del Grappa and they moved to the USA. Him in 1912 and her in 1922. Giovanni sister Erminia married a Rech from Seren del Grappa and they moved to Clermont-Ferrand in France. All the residents of Seren del Grappa seem to be related because my family lines are so intertwined that I can’t sort them out. We’re also related to the Bofs, Scopels, Scariots, and I think the Marchets and Guberts. The latter two make sense because my mother’s DNA came back as 53% French and 30% Italian with small admixtures of other. Since my grandfather’s family members moved back and forth from France to Italy to work and sometimes settle, it makes sense that everyone did as well. Seren del Grappa is a beautiful place, but it was always a poor place. My great aunt Maria used to say that the men would go off to work in the spring and come home with enough money to buy another cow to feed the next child born in the Spring.
      I do know that Rech and other family branches emigrated to Brazil and Australia. And there are others around Pittsburgh, PA, who came to work in the steel mills and mines.

      • Gina says:

        My great grandparents were from Seren del Grappa and their names were Vittore (Victor – American name) Scariot and Maria (Mary -American name) Scopel-Scariot. Maria’s parents were Anton & Louisa Scopel and Vittore’s father’s name was Jack Scariot, and we know that his mother’s last name was Reck (Rech – Italian name), however we do not know her first name as we cannot read it on their marriage license. My great-grandparents emigrated to Southern Illinois in the very early 1900’s and Maria passed away from the influenza epidemic in November 1918 when my grandfather was only 7 months old and his brother was just under 2 years old. I am trying to research their history in Italy, but I do not speak Italian and I am unsure as to how to proceed.

        • Carol says:

          Hi, I have been looking for family for many years. My line is Scopel; Rech; Bof; and Toigo.

          My grandparents came from Seren del Grappa, grandfather in 1899 and grandmother in 1900 and they were married that year in Pennsylvania. Three of their children were born in Pennsylvania before the moved to Illinois.

          I hope that I can connect with someone that has information on any of the surnames I listed.

          I would share what I have which isn’t much except that of my grandparents in Illinois.

          I do have my grandparents wedding picture.

          Hope to be able to connect with one of my “cousins”

          Take care. Thanking you in advance for anything you may want to share. Carol

        • Dan says:

          Hi Gina, it appears we are cousins. My grandfather was the 2 year old, Premo. It appears I know about as much as you do about that part of our family line. I’d love to know more.

      • tiago says:

        Hi I live in Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, there are many families with surname rech, including I have relatives with this surname, here we arrived in the year 1875 to 1885, I’m from the city caxias do sul, if I can help you, pass me the data of your ancestors, in Italy exists to this day family rech with same surname, however, use nicknames to differentiate each other, your family had some nickname.
        a big hug

  8. Lonnie says:

    My maternal grandfather Giovanni Cassol or Giovanni Pietro Cassol was born in 1898 in Rasai, Seren del Grappa. He emigrated to the United States in December 4, 1915 arriving in New York city on the SS Caserta. He eventually settled in Fort Worth Texas. I know he had family who stayed in Italy, presumably in Seren because he and my Grandmother took a trip to Italy in 1955 to see his sisters and to attend a wedding. I would like to find out more information about his sisters, who would be my Great Aunts, and their families. Unfortunately I can’t find any records with his sisters, names What do you suggest? I know thee are many Cassols in or near Seren so it may be impossible to find his family without doing much more heavy duty digging.

  9. BOF epouse BAUD says:

    Bonjour, je recherche des ancètres de mon père Françis Bof né le 21 Septembre 1921 à Seren del Grappa qu’il a quitté vers l’age de 18ans pour la France où il s’est marié à Morzine en haute-savoie. Ses parents étaient Joseph et Angèla Bof.
    Merci de votre aide.
    Renée Baud

  10. Vincent says:

    I have been researching my parents Italian heritage and am stuck on my fathers side. I do know that they were from SDG and immigrated to the Pittsburgh Area which I am from. The farthest I seem to be able to get is my great grandfather Luigi Bof born 1861 married to Giavanna M Rech born 1874. Her parents were Maria Sciarot and Jacob Rech. I cant seem to get anywhere on the Bof/Boff side. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Daniel says:

      I read your comment and realized that there are some similarities between our families. My family from this town were Antonio Rech married to Rosa Boff, who migrated to the south of Brazil, where I am from. Antonio was son of João Rech and Armenegilda Scariot. João is a portuguese version of the name, as I found the records in brazilian documents. Apparentelly the familiy left Veneto and got spread through America.

      • Dan says:

        My grandparents were from SDG. There was some mention of Brazil. They were John Reck (1890-1924) and Angelina Delsitio (1893-1979). John’s parents were Frank Reck (1866-1948) and Maria Rech (1868-1943). Maria’s parent’s were Antonio Rech, and Isabella Scariot. I don’t know if you can add to that, or if that helps. Thanks, Daniel Leonard

    • Paula says:

      Vincent I’m descendant from Simon Bof who married Regina Rech, what coincidence same both surnames! I’m from Brazil.

      • Virginia says:

        Good luck to you all researching ancestors from Seren del Grappa. My grandparents were Giovanni Giosta and Virginia Dal Zotto. My great grand-parents were Giocomo Giosta and Giovanna Bof. On the maternal side: Felice (or Philip) Dal Zotto and Guilia Rech. My grandparents settled in PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania where there are a lot of immigrants from Seren del Grappa. My grandfather said one of his Giosta uncles went to Argentina. As far as I know, the Giosta family name only survives in the USA, but there are a lot of Bofs, Dal Zottos and Rechs in the Pittsburgh area. My grandmother’s sister Genoffeva married a Vanin and those descendants live around Morgantown, West Virginia.
        If you have an ancestors from Seren del Grappa, we are all probably related!

        • Adriana says:

          Soy descediente de Giovanni Sagrillo nacido el 2 de setiembre de 1857 en Seren del Grappa. Fue bautizado en una Parroquia. Era hijo de Felice Sagrillo y Maria Bof. Se caso con Jacoba D’Ambros y emigro a Brasil con un familiar de apellido Scopel. Luego partio de alli y emigro rumbo a Argentina radicandose en la provincia de Mendoza.

  11. Carmen says:

    My father is Paul Ceccato and the last I now his address was 23 Marconi seren del grappa he is quite old his wife name is Milena he work for many years in Namibia, Africa. Can you help to locate them

  12. Angelica says:

    My grand-grandparents leave SDG at the end of 19th century.
    Our last name is Comiran.
    They arrived here at Brazil.
    But Here in Brazil they often change the names for a easy one in Portuguese.
    That is why it has been so difficulty for me to reach our family history.
    Can you help me?
    Thanks a lot

    • Leandro says:

      Hello. I’m searching for more information about Filippo Comiran. I know he was born in SdG in 1854 and migrated to Brazil. My family is here now 4th generation and beyond, and I’m trying to build up my family tree. I’d like to know who was his spouse as well. Or any information about Comiran family would be valuable.

  13. Leanne says:

    Good afternoon
    I am researching my husband’s family history ahead of a planned visit by us in 2017. My husband’s Father Pietro Rech was born in SDG on 29.09.1921 and married Maria dal Zotto born in SDG on 05.05.19??. Pietro and Maria had one son born in SDG 21.03.1948 and Peter, Maria and son Angelo migrated to Australia some time in the early to mid 1950’s. My husband (Dillio) was born in Australia 26.01.1757. Maria passed away in Australia on 12.12.1965. Looking for some information to fill in the gaps of my husband’s family history including Grandparents, where Pietro and Maria may have lived exactly, etc. etc.

  14. RICARDO says:

    Good morning, my great-grandfather Giuseppe Rech was born in Seren del Grappa on 24/08 / 1871. His parents called Giovanni Rech born 02/08 / 1845 and Santa Dal Zot born 17/03 / 1843 (daughter of Michele Del Zot and Pasqua Scopel). I wonder how I can get the birth certificate of my great-grandfather, because I’m doing my Italian citizenship and need this document.
    In the Waiting to your return.

    • Virginia Daum says:

      Are you sure that last name is dal Zot and not dal Zotto? I, too, am a descendant of the Serenese. My grandfather was Giovanni Giosta whose mother was a Bof. My grandmother was Virginia Dal Zotto whose mother was a Dal Zotto. The Scopels are also in our family along with the Sciarots and Baus. I’ve never been able to untangle the family lines, but a lot of them immigrated and settled in the area around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My grandfather came in 1913 not long after marrying my grandmother. WWI intervened and my grandmother came to the US in 1922. They had nine children and all Giostas in the US are related to me through my mother Clara Giosta. There are no Giosta left in Seren, plenty of Bof, Dal Zottos, Rechs, Scopels and Sciarots though.
      Good luck!

      • Virginia Daum says:

        I should have said Virginia Giosta’s maiden name was Dal Zotto and her mother was Giulia Rech.

        • Briana says:

          Hi Virginia,
          I don’t know if you will see this even but figured I’d try. I was wondering if you have a family tree created that you would/could share with me? My great grandfather was Giovanni Giosta. I’ve met Dan Giosta who gave me some leads on our ancestry enough that I knew what village in Italy we came from which let me do more google searching. I search every now and then to see if I can find anything knew and this time I came across this website and your post.

          • Virginia says:

            Your dad Terry and I are cousins!
            When I retire I’m going to do more on my ancestors. My grandparents were Giovanni (John) Giosta and Virginia Dal Zotto Giosta. Giovanni’s parents were Giacomo Giosta and Giovanna Bof Giosta. Virginia’s parents were Filip or Felice Dal Zotto and Giulia Rech Dal Zotto.
            We are related to the Scopel and Sciarot families in Seren del Grappa as well.
            Just about anyone with any of those last names who lives between Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV, is in our family tree somewhere.
            I met all my grandpa Giovanni (John) Giosta’s siblings when I lived in Europe. His younger brother Luigi (Louis) came to America before he did in 1913. Luigi only had two girls, both sadly now deceased. Luigi misspelled his surname as Josta.
            My grandfather’s other siblings were Erminia Giosta Rech, Giacomo Giosta, Maria Giosta Cardinali and Giuseppi Giosta. Erminia had seven surviving children who live in and around Clermont-Ferrand, France. Giacomo married in France and had three children, a son who never married, a daughter killed in a car wreck and a retarded son. Maria married an Italian from Tuscany and they moved to France and had one daughter Renee Cardinali Gaudin who has a son, Jean-Marc Gaudin. Giuseppi married Ita Scariot in Seren del Grappa. They never had any children. Erminia’s son Armand has an adopted son and a daughter who is married to a Polish guy. They all live in France, but the daughter has been to the US.
            Virginia Dal Zotto had one brother, Antonio, who only had two daughters. She also had sisters: Genoveffa, Pierina and one whose name I forget. Genoveffa had daughters who married into the Vanin clan in the next valley. Some of them immigrated and live in Morgantown and Masontown, WV. I knew my mother’s cousin Marcellina Vanin DeBoni who lived in Masontown.
            I’ve been to Seren del Grappa several times, stayed with Ita once back in the 1980s. My Italian stinks, but I can read it pretty well.
            Tell your dad I said hello. I lost contact with most of my cousins because after living all over the states, I moved back to Ohio where my parents still live.

  15. Sandra Lis says:

    I am visiting Seren Del Grappa in June 2014 looking for family. My grandmother’s name last name was Scopel. She had a much younger sister named Valeria Scopel. Her dad’s name was John, I believe. My grandmother married Siro Boff from the same area. My grandmothers name was Francesca Virginia Scopel and her daughter (my mother) is named Bruna Maria Boff or (Bof) My grandmother and mother left Italy in 1930 to come to the United States. I would appreciate any help with this. While visiting this area, I would love to find a relative of either the Scopel or Boff family. My grandfather, Siro Boff had a sister whose married name was Rech. Since we are only visiting the area for one day, it would be wonderful to meet a relative. I know this not enough information, but can anyone tell me where to start?

  16. Carol says:

    I have been working on family history for many years but my information is that of the family here in the United States. I do have very little in regard to great grandparents (I do have some dates) but would love to know about them. I hope to visit Seren in the spring with my son and we will be able to visit local offices but for now, I would just like to know that I have someplace to start. The name I will be searching is SCOPEL. From what I can see on other sites, Scopel is quite a common name in Seren. I would love to know that they are all my family. Thank you very much. Carol

    • Marc says:

      Hello Carol,

      My family is from SdG also. My family name is Sagrillo and dates back to the 1500’s in the valley. Scopel is a common name in the area with many still residing there. I had luck researching my family from local church records, it took a few trips to convince the priest to let me have access but last May he finally allowed me to view all the records. I have some info on Scopels if you can give me some names perhaps I can assist you,

      Good luck!


      • Jim says:

        Finally found this site‼️
        My grandfather on my mother’s side was Girolamo Scopel, any information would help.
        Thank you, Marc, you are appreciated ‼️