Genealogy in Montefalcone di Val Fortore

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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.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Montefalcone di Val Fortore?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Montefalcone di Val Fortore


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 Campania and in Montefalcone di Val Fortore too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Montefalcone di Val Fortore from the Italian Unification (1861).

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.

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

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 Montefalcone di Val Fortore, or if you have questions regarding your family in Montefalcone di Val Fortore, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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8 Messages to “Genealogy in Montefalcone di Val Fortore”
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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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