Genealogy in Molinara

If you search your ancestors in Molinara, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Benevento province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Molinara registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Molinara from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Molinara. As more your surname is common in Molinara, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Molinara archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Benevento province are:
Barbato, Calabrese, Caporaso, Caruso, Ciervo, Cocca, Colangelo, Corbo, D’Agostino, D’Andrea, De Ieso, De Luca, De Rosa, Del Grosso, Del Vecchio, D’Onofrio, Esposito, Falzarano, Fusco, Garofano, Grasso, Iadanza, Iannotta, Izzo, Leone, Lepore, Lombardi, Maio, Mancini, Massaro, Mercurio, Nardone, Pacelli, Palumbo, Parente, Pastore, Pedicini, Pepe, Ricci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Ruggiero, Russo, Varricchio, Zollo, Zotti.

Church archives in Benevento 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 Molinara and Benevento province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Molinara just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Molinara area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Sylvia says:

    Hi from Adelaide South Australia, I am looking for information on Carmelo IANNICELLO b 14/2/1936 Molinara, Italy, he arrived in Melbourne Australia on 5/1/1956 and moved to South Australia where he Married Betty Lorraine McMahon 13/11/1965.

    I believe Carmelo’s father was Michele Antonio IANNICELLO who married Maria Donata LEPORE.

    I am hoping there may be someone who knows of the Iannicello family.


  2. A. Marie says:

    My grandmother born (approximately 1891) came Molinara, Benevento, Italy. She was born, Giovanna Chispari. Her mother’s name was Angela Andriana Chispari and father was, Cosimo Chispari. She later moved to America and married Nicola Rescignano; who I also believe came from the same area in Italy.

    Would you have any information about these families: Rescignano or Chispari related to my grandparents?

    It would be great to have any of this information.


  3. Benjamin says:

    Hi My Name is Benjamin Chiuchiolo,
    I am coming to Molinara I want to meet my parents family, my dads mum was Grazia Caruso, she had a sister who lived in Australia with her, Luigi Caruso is her brother he still lives there, he had two children a boy and a girl the boys name is Luigi Caruso. My Nonna Grazia Married Luigi Chiuchiolo Luigi came to Australia and lived in Adelaide in January 1956 he then got Grazia and their children Giuseppe Cosimo and Concetta to come to Adelaide they lived in Lillian street Findon and went on to have one more child Mario Chiuchiolo my father. I will be leaving for my trip on the 4 January 2018. If anyone knows some information that would be so great thank you from Benjamin Chiuchiolo

  4. Peppe says:

    Well Grace Caruso should be Grazia Caruso. Chiuchiolo is not a surname from Molinara. Of which period of the time are we speaking?

  5. Mario and Josophine says:

    Hello from Adelaide Australia, Weare wondering if anyone know’s where Grace caruso who married Luigi Chiuchiolo lived in the town I am their son I would like to google earth the house my parents lived in… Thank you and chio Chio.
    Mario and Josophine.

    • Cathy says:

      My great grandmother, was Elizabeth Caruso, she married Phillip, “Filomeno” Carapella , both from Molinara. They moved to America, to Corning, NY in the early 1900’s

  6. Rocco says:

    Would like to know whether my grandfather Rocco Castello born and died in Molinara on 20/05/1888 and 1/11/1916 respectively. Parents Castello Angelo and Anzovina Concetta had a brother and the name of the brother. I would like to learn if said brother migrated to Corning N Y.

    • Cathy says:

      Are you from Corning, NY? A Castello lived on my street. I am 51, and he died, I’d guess in the 70s. My family was from Molinara, so it would make sense. I still see his grandson in church.

      • Rocco says:

        No I live in Adelaide S Australia, however in 1970? a young engineer from Corning N Y visited our house and family bringing news of the ‘other’ Castello
        family, I should have paid more attention and taken notes, unfortunately it was pre emails etc, I Have often wondered and even tried to contact Castello familie from Corning without success. I wonder whether the grandson wants to make contact? In 2016 my wife and I visited Montreal to catch up with grand children of the brother of my paternal grandmother, the grandfather emigrated in early 1900. From now on I will keep an eye on this site expecting favourable news.

      • Sharon says:

        My husbands Grandfather was Angelo Carapella from Molinara, came to Corning, NY. Angelo’s brother was Philip Carapella married Elizabeth but I have her name as Elizabeth Baldini. Could it be the same?? Are you from Corning Cathy?My husband’s parents were Jack and Mary Carapella D’Andrea from W. Erie Ave.

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