Genealogy in Montefalcone di Val Fortore

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

Registry offices in Campania and in Benevento province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Montefalcone di Val Fortore registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in Montefalcone di Val Fortore, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Abruzzo and in Montefalcone di Val Fortore too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Montefalcone di Val Fortore 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 Montefalcone di Val Fortore. As more your surname is common in Montefalcone di Val Fortore, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Montefalcone di Val Fortore 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 Montefalcone di Val Fortore 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 Montefalcone di Val Fortore, or if you have questions regarding your family in Montefalcone di Val Fortore, 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 Montefalcone di Val Fortore area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Dave says:

    My grandfather Giuseppe Miresse married my grandmother Carmela Piccuccio and lived in Montefalcone for several years, before moving to the U.S. in early 1900’s I am looking for any information that might be available. I am also related on both sides to Antonio Coduti and Emilia Miresse, and we will be visiting the Coduti family in Montefalcone in October.

  2. Donna Newell says:

    Looking for Altobelli relatives in the Montefalcone region. Grandmother was Mildred Altobelli. She married
    Leonard coduto

  3. David says:

    I am the great grandson of Pasquale Valleriani (possible spelling: vallerani) who lived in Montefalcone in the late 19th century. I do not have any records before the ship’s passage by his son, Domenico, to New York in 1913. How may I learn more of this family?

  4. Michael says:

    I am visiting in Montefalcone di Val Fortore in September 2017 and would like to know if you have any information about family name DOTO or DOTE or DONOFRIO ? Both my paternal and maternal grandparents are from Montefalcone. Thank you, Michael

    • Melissa says:

      I am looking for a Carmella Dote from Montefalcone. Is this the same person that you are looking for? Maybe from the same family?

  5. Marcida says:

    My mother Ada Di Stasio was born in Montefalcone in 1914 and emigrated with her parents to the USA in 1920. Her parents were Vittorio Di Stasio and Antonetta Lucarelli (maiden name). I am traveling to Montefalcone in December 2017 and would like to meet any relatives. Most of my mother’s cousins and others from her generation have passed away, and I do not know the names of other anyone in later generations. I know the priest in town is Father Annibale Di Stasio but I have been unable to reach him. Do you have any suggestions as to how to find other relatives? Grazie mille.

  6. Cheryl says:

    I’m looking for relatives of Frank Cervone. Would love to connect.
    Thank you

  7. Susan says:

    I am searching for information on the last name Calo. I have several cousins from the Campania region, and it appears that the oldest relative we can find is Saveria Calo born in the 1800s, I am looking to see if she had a sister.
    Saveria married Pietro Vecchiolla. I am also some how related to Giuseppe Calo (1859?) who married Lucretia Gizzo.
    Any information you can give me is appreciated.

  8. Kim says:

    I will be in Montefalcone April 20th how do I find family genealogy on the chiarmoli family? Best,

    • Marcida says:

      Hi, my mother was born in Montefalcone and the Chiarmoli (Ciarmoli) family were her neighbors in Virginia, Minnesota (USA), after both families emigrated from Montefalcone. I plan to travel to Montefalcone in December. If you have any tips, I would love to hear your experience. Thank you.

      • Peggie says:

        my mother was born on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. Her birth name was Tedesco. She was put in an orphanage and adopted as an infant. I would love to find family members from this area who could possibly be a relative of mine. Her mothers name was Christina and the name Ita Maria shows up on some of the records.

  9. Pat says:

    I am looking for ancestors of Achille and Fillipo Corso. My grandfather was Achilles. He was born on October 10, in the 1800s. I will be visiting Italy this year and I would like to track down my cousins. Alessandro Corso was a forester in the 1980s. Thank you

  10. Louis says:

    My great grandparents left Montefalcone Italy I believe in 1893. Marino Carso born 6/13/1865 father Michael mother Rafaela Sackatti. Wife Christine born 1869 married 1887. Any information on the family name would be great or where they lived. We are planning a trip to the area October 2016

  11. MaryAm, says:

    I am visiting Naples in November, 2015, and I need to know how to go about getting my birth certificate from the Civilian Hospital, Gaetano Rummo, in Benevento. I was born there on July 15Th, 1957.

  12. Shelley says:

    Coming to Montelfalcone di Val Fortore on September 25th or 26th, 2015. Will be there in about one month. Descendants of the Altobelli family. Grandfather Carlo Altobelli came to the USA on April 16, 1903 on the SS Algeria. He left behind his wife, Incoronata & one son, Leonardo. On June 5, 1912, Carlo’s brother Salvadore came to the USA on the SS America and brought Incoronata & Leonardo along. From what I understand, Incoronata was raised by the church.

    • Susan Bell says:

      How was your trip to Montefalcone? If would be very exciting if you are related to our side of the Altobelli family. Giovanni Lorenzo Altobelli came over to the US in 1899 on the Spartan Prince out of Naples. I do not know much about his family. His father’s name was Alessando Antonio Altobelli born sometime around 1847. We do know that his ship records say that Giovanni was born in Montefalcone in 1882.

  13. Susan says:

    We are planning a trip to montefalcone-di-val-fortore in July 2017. Our plan is to locate information on the Altobello (Altobelli) family. We feel confident that our great grandfather Giovanni Lorenzo Altobello was born there in January of 1847. He left in 1899 to go to the USA, his father Alessandro left in 1901 to join Givoanni in the USA. We don’t know much of Altobello family.

    Thank you,


    • Kathy says:

      I don’t know much of the Altobello family either, but my husband’s family tree has Maria Antonia Altobelli married to Marino Antonio Di Stasio 4 Sep 1875 in Montefalcone di Val Fortore. Marino was born in same town 13 Jul 1849. I think the couple remained in Italy, but some of their children emigrated to US.

  14. michael says:

    My Grandfather Michele Minelli left for America from Montefalcone di Val Fortore in approx 1910. My Grandmother Armonia Vecchiolla was born JUNE 17, 1888. They both attended Santuario Del Carmine Catholic church.

    I am looking forward to visiting Montefalcone di Val Fortore on May 25, 2014. If anyone has any information on possible family members or papers of any kind please Email
    Thank You Very Much

  15. Mike says:

    Do you have information or where I could inquire about any minelli s in Monte Falcone prior to my arrival in May. Thank You so much. Mike Minelli

  16. richard says:


    Do you have any information on the family name Falcus, or do you know the best place to start to research this name?



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