Genealogy in Venezia

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Venezia, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Veneto and in Venezia province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Venezia registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Venezia?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Venezia


Before to start your genealogy research in Venezia, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Veneto and in Venezia too.

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Venezia. As more your surname is common in Venezia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Venezia archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Venezia province are:
Baldan, Ballarin, Basso, Bergamo, Bortolato, Boscolo, Bozzato, Busetto, Calzavara, Carraro, Chinellato, Costantini, Fabris, Favaretto, Favaro, Ferro, Finotto, Furlan, Gallo, Manente, Marchiori, Masiero, Montagner, Moretto, Moro, Niero, Nordio, Padoan, Pavan, Penzo, Perini, Perissinotto, Pesce, Rossi, Scarpa, Semenzato, Simionato, Stevanato, Tagliapietra, Tiozzo, Trevisan, Veronese, Vianello, Visentin, Zampieri, Zanella, Zanon, Zennaro.

Church archives in Venezia 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 Venezia and Venezia 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 Venezia.

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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Venezia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Venezia, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


  1. Christy says:

    Looking for information on the Tagliaferro family from Venice who migrated to the United States quite early -1600s perhaps?. I will be visiting Venice on limited time. Whats the best way to find info?
    thank you!

  2. Lisa says:

    I Have some information on relatives born in the veneto and veniza region and would to know where to start to see how far back I can go. Is there a Genealogy service.



  3. Rita says:

    I’m looking back to see how far my surname goes back in venice, my surname is Baldan, could you please give me some advice where to start
    Kind regards Rita

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