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

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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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to montefalconedivalfortore@italianside.com


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

  2. Rita says:

    We are planning a trip in September 2017 to Montefalcone, Buonalbergo and Benevento,to continue research into my father’s biological family. My father Louis DiMichele was born in 1921 in Buonalbergo; his parents were Leonardo DiMichele and Antonine Pirane DiMichele, who I believe were born in Campania, probably in Montefalcone, likely in the 1880s. My father emigrated to the US (1936) with his adopted family (Gerardo and Filomena Corso Schiavino);they settled in Minnesota. My mother’s parents Michele and Incornato (Marie) Paradiso Minelli were born in Montefalcone as well; they settled in Virginia, Minnesota and many of the names on your message board are familiar. I have a fair amount of information on the Minelli side, but almost nothing on DiMichele family. We certainly would visit the church and cemetery in Montefalcone and any churches and cemeteries in Buonalbergo. Any suggestions as to where else to visit and perhaps a local guide who could assist in our research would be of great help. I have been on Ancestry.com many times, but seem to hit dead ends when it comes to Italian records. Grazie to anyone who can help.

  3. 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.

  4. Cheryl says:

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

  5. Susan says:

    Hello!
    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.
    THANK YOU!
    Susan

  6. Kim says:

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

    • 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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:

      Shelley,
      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.

  11. 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,

    Susan

    • 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. richard says:

    Hi

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

    Thanks

    Richard

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