The Registri ecclesiatici della Diocesi di Torino details the baptisms, marriages and deaths recorded by the Catholic churches in the diocese of Torino from 1823 to 1899. Of course, this includes including those performed at Chiesa San Lorenzo Martire in Canischio. Additionally, within about ten kilometers of Canischio, there are churches in San Colombano Belmonte, Prascorsano, Pratiglione, Forno Canavese (Forno di Rivara), Pertusio, Cuorgne, Valperga, and Rivara. While many people from Canishcio lived there throughout their entire lives, it is not uncommon to find people from Canischio in the church records of nearby towns.

It is likely you will find your Canischio family members in these images. However, the images are not yet indexed and can be difficult to navigate for a beginner. Generally, the records are arranged by year and then alphabetically by town, though sometimes the alphabetization is not as you would expect. For instance, from 1823 to 1837, Pratiglione precedes Prascorsano (Latin: Pratocorsano). The two towns are sometimes sorted in this order even after 1837 when the records are in Italian. Other times, towns are misfiled or pages are missing.

From 1823 through 1837 the records are written out in longhand in Latin:

1837 Baptism Records from Canischio

Beginning in 1838, preprinted forms were filled out in Italian:

1862 Death Record from Canischio

To view the records, you will need to be logged in on FamilySearch (free account). Records are available to view online from 1823-1899.

To assist you in navigating the records, I have created an index that identifies the image number where the records for Canischio begin each year. As I have time, I’ll create indexes for nearby towns.

As always, if you have questions or want some help with tracing your family in Canischio or its surrounding areas, please feel free to leave a comment.

5 thoughts on “Registri ecclesiastici della Diocesi di Torino, 1823-1899

  1. I am currently doing research of the Donna family of Canischio and the Giacoma family of Pratiglione. I have been able to glean birth, marriage, and death records from Canischio from 1823-1930 online via FamilySearch, but have not been able to access online church or civil records for Pratiglione prior to 1866. My question is whether their are currently any online church or civil records available through FamilySearch or any other sources for Pratiglione prior to 1866? Thanks.

    1. Hi Chuck! Thanks for reaching out. Records for Pratiglione are also available in the Registri Eccesliasti for the years 1823-1899. I have an index to the images that includes quick links to the Pratiglione records, but I have not yet published them. I’ll try to do that tonight.

  2. Thanks Autumn. I was able to search the Pratiglione records from 1823-1899 and was able to glean more information on my friend’s Giacoma ancestors. Now, I need to access records for Valperga for the same time frame for my friend’s Boggio ancestors. Do you know if there are records available for Valperga in the Registri Ecclesiasti covering the 1823-1899 time frame? Thanks again for all your help. Chuck

    1. Yes! The Valperga records are in the same collection. You can see all the towns included in the collection at the top of the page on FamilySearch.

      However, I haven’t created the index yet for Valperga. To find Valperga records without an index, you’ll select the film you need to view based on year. The towns are generally organized in the films alphabetically by year. For years that have multiple films, select the one that alphabetically includes Valperga. Then, you’ll scroll through the images until you come to the section that relates to Valperga. Usually the records are sorted so that baptisms are first, followed by marriages, and then deaths. If you’re having trouble let me know.

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