Genealogy in Formicola

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Formicola, 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 Caserta province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Formicola registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Formicola 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 Formicola. As more your surname is common in Formicola, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Formicola archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Caserta province are:
Barbato, Colella, Conte, Coppola, Corvino, Crisci, D’Angelo, De Lucia, De Rosa, Di Nuzzo, Diana, Esposito, Fabozzi, Farina, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Guida, Iodice, Izzo, Letizia, Lombardi, Marino, Martino, Mastroianni, Merola, Mottola, Natale, Pagano, Palmieri, Papa, Pascarella, Pellegrino, Piccirillo, Piccolo, Piscitelli, Raucci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salzillo, Santoro, Schiavone, Tartaglione, Vitale.

Church archives in Caserta 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 Formicola and Caserta 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 Formicola, or if you have questions regarding your family in Formicola, 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 Formicola area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Barbara and Thomas Anthony says:

    Hello from the USA,
    I am helping my husband research his Italian roots. I have information that his great-father, Antonio Perrone, was born on 23 Mar 1886 • Formicola, Caserta, Campania, Italy. Antonio’s parents are listed as Thomas Perrone and Mary Sabino. Antonio married May 10, 1906 and then immigrated to the United States from Naples to New York on May 21, 1906.

    His wife Catherine was born 7 Feb 1887 • Formicola, Caserta, Campania, Italy. Antonio was married to Catherine (Caterina ? ) Catone on 10 May 1906 • Formicola, Caserta, Campania, Italy. Catherine’s parents are listed as Joseph Catone and Rose Izzo.

    Many thanks on any other information anyone can provide. Or please direct me as to how to continue my search.

    Thank you!
    Barbara and Tom Perrone

  2. Pietro and Geuseppe Corsale says:

    Pietro Corsale left Pontelatone and Giuseppe left Formicola in 1890 the records say. They saled from Palermo Victoria de Francesco was also a relative. We are related to the Corsale family. Thank you for any help.

  3. Sandi says:

    Good Morning from USA
    I’m looking for Giuseppe Simone born in 1812 in Formicola
    I’ll be there May 23 and wanted to pick up documents
    For his birth, death and marriage.
    I’m also looking for Leopoldo Simone his sons information.
    Thank You, Sandi

  4. Kathleen says:

    I have a deceased grandfather Joseph Santarcangelo and he was born in Formicola. I visited his brother Antonio Santarcangelo in Formicola in 1971. I am curious if any of his children may reside in the community. And Re there records of his home or gravesite?

  5. Gina says:

    I am hoping to travel to Italy in the first half of next year (2015), perhaps as late as June. My family’s ancestral village is Formicola and I would very much like to visit, but have no idea what to expect or how to get there. Can you help?

  6. Holly says:

    Mi piacerebbe trovare informazioni sulla mia famiglia italiana.
    Sappiamo che sono da Formicola. Tuttavia, date e nomi bisogno di aiuto.
    Il suo nome che noi sappiamo è Arcangelo Michele “Michael” Izzo o Iezza o Itzzo, nato intorno al marzo 1846???? Essa sostiene che era 86 quando passò. I genitori sconosciuti. Ha sposato Elanora Madeleana “Lenna” Sandarchangelo (il cognome è una domanda) su 1874-1875. Il suo cert morte dice che suo padre è stato chiamato James Sandarchangelo, madre ignota. Stiamo assumendo in Caserta, Campania, Italia. Città sconosciuta. Ebbero due figlie (che noi conosciamo in Campania, Italia. Pretende che lei è nata a Napoli. I nomi inglesi sono Margherita e Maria, Francesco Izzo. Io presumo hanno lasciato fuori di Napoli.
    Qualsiasi orientamento per la ricerca di informazioni sarebbe molto apprezzato.
    Grazie per il vostro tempo.
    Agrifoglio Holly Scott
    Essi sostengono di essere arrivati ​​negli Stati Uniti circa 1886-1887. Non sono stato in grado di trovare tutti i record di immigrazione per loro

  7. Holly says:

    I would like to find information about my Italian Family.
    We know that they are from Formicola. However, dates and names need help.
    His name that we know is Archangelo Michele “Michael” Izzo or Iezza or Itzzo, born around March 1846???? It claims he was 86 when he passed. Unknown Parents. He married Elanora Madeleana “Lenna” Sandarchangelo (last name is a question) about 1874-1875. Her death cert says her father was named James Sandarchangelo, mother unknown. We are assuming in Caserta, Campania, Italy. Town unknown. They had two daughters (that we know of in Campania, Italy. One claims she was born in Naples. The English names are Margaret and Mary Francis Izzo. I will assume they left out of Naples.
    Any guidance for finding information would be much appreciated.
    Thank You for your time.
    They claim to have arrived in the US about 1886-1887. I have not been able to find any Immigration records for them.

    • Cris says:

      Hi Holly, I was doing some research and came upon your post. I’m from formicola (I was 9 when we moved here) and I believe I’ve found the marriage certificate for your relatives, Arcangelo and his wife. If you’re still searching for info, respond to this post and we’ll figure out how to connect.

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