19 April 2018

1 – Can I start my family research if I only know the surname of my ancestor?

Before starting to trace your family tree in the civil registry you need to know the year and place of birth of your ancestor. In the absence of other personal information it is advisable to take a look at the names of the civil registry databases that can be consulted in the section “Find the Names” of this site:

Only after having identified the towns in which the first and last name we are looking for appear you will be able to use the database of our site or contact the State Archives or the civil registries of those towns.

For further information on how to carry out a family research, please click on Ancestry research (link)