Genealogy in Alatri

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

Registry offices in Lazio and in Frosinone province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Alatri registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Alatri 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 Alatri. As more your surname is common in Alatri, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Alatri archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Frosinone province are:
Alonzi, Bianchi, Campoli, Carnevale, De Santis, Evangelista, Fiorini, Gabriele, Iafrate, Lisi, Mancini, Martini, Palombo, Rea, Ricci, Rossi, Scaccia, Spaziani, Valente, Venditti.

Church archives in Frosinone 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 Alatri and Frosinone 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 Roma.


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 Alatri, or if you have questions regarding your family in Alatri, 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 alatri@italianside.com our expert in Alatri area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

34 Comments

  1. Mark says:

    Any Cardinale’s from Alatri. I’ve always heard my great grandfather left Alatri to the USA in the late 1800s

  2. Maria says:

    Looking for information about my grandmother’s family. Her name is Maria D. Magliocca (born in Alatri) and she married Giovanni Fiorini before immigrating to NYS. She was born in 1898 and immigrated through Ellis Island in 1928. During WWII her family home was taken over by the Germans because there was a good view from it (so the story goes). Also, a brother and his family were placed in a concentration camp and later released. Thank you for any info you may have to offer.

  3. Joan says:

    I am looking for any information about my grandmother Julia Fiorini Campoli who was born in Alatri,Italy October 26, 1901
    She was married to my grandfather Alexander Campoli who was born June 7, 1894. My grandmother traveled to the USA with her 2 year old daughter (my mother) Concetta Campoli Yannuzzi on August 24, 1922. Any information that you may have on the family would be much appreciated.

  4. Carol says:

    I am searching for my great grandparents. I understand they were from Alatri.
    Giuseppe Ciochetti and Angela Maria Santucci. They would have been born in the 1800’s.
    They had a son, Antonio/Anthony Ciochetti who was born about 1890. He came over to the US around 1910 or so. The surname got changed to Cisketti.

  5. Michael says:

    Hello to the BERSELLA families from Alatri, Italy…I am searching my great grandmothers birth and family in Alatri. Her name was ELISA/LISA and she married SISTO PIGLIACELLI, born 1889 from Veroli Italy (father Gregorio). I do not have much information about my great grandmother’s family since she took the Pigliacelli name after marriage. They moved to America in the early 1900s and settled in Brooklyn NY. If you have info please forward any leads.

  6. David says:

    I am writing on behalf of my wife. We are hoping to visit Italy in 4 months and would like to know if you have any information on my wife’s family. Her 3 times and 4 times great grandmother
    and great grandfathers were from the Minnocci and the Amiccis families. Do you know of any place we can go to find out more information on her family in Alatri. Thank you for you time

  7. Joan says:

    Hello to the Sebastian/ Sebatiani/ Sebastianio families from Alatri, Italy…I am seaRching my great grandfathers birth and family in Alatri. His name was Ercola and he marrird Josephine Scerati/ Scerrati and gave birth to my grandfather Cesare Sebastiani. They moved to America in the early 1900s. I am looking for siblings from both families. This family settled in Haverstraw, NY. If you have info please forward any leads.

    • Pietro says:

      Hello, I’m from Alatri!

      The surnames are SEBASTIANI and SCERRATI or SCERRATO.

      The name was ERCOLE and his wife was Josephine, also GIUSEPPINA in italian.

      • Joan says:

        Pietro…my great grandfather Ercola sebastiani …did he have family in Alatri do you know if Ercola or Giusseppina Scerrati had brothers orsisters living in Alatri

    • Rita says:

      Joan,
      My Grandfather ( Gregori Baldassare) also came from Alatri when he was a young boy and settled in Haverstraw. I know our families were friends and I am curious if you have found anything on your search that may be helpful to me?
      Any other information is appreciated.

      Rita

  8. Susan Ann says:

    Hello,

    My maternal grandfather was Angelo Profetto Santucci. He was born January 30, 1894 in Alatri, Italy to Angelo and Filomena Ceci Santucci. He went by the name of Profetto Santucci. My grandfather was the youngest of thirteen children. Any information about his parents and siblings would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so much.

  9. Joan says:

    My Great Grandfather Ercola Sebastiani and wife Josephine Scerlati came to America with son, My Grandfather, Cesare Sebastiani in the early 1900s. My Grandmother, Josephine Gizzi, also migrated with her father and mother, Sisto and Sista. If this family sounds like it might have connections….they all settled in Rockland County, Haverstraw, NY.
    Please respond.

  10. Miriam says:

    Hi my name is Miriam Twiname. My mother Virginia Mazzarino was born on the 2nd of February 1923 was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Amalia (nee Nafra) Mazzarino.

    When we visited Alatri in 1983 my mother informed us that this is where she was born.

    I want to apply for a European Passport had need a copy of my mothers birth certificate. Could you possibly assist me in this regard or redirect me to the correct authorities.

    Your help will be highly appreciated.

  11. Angelo says:

    My grandfather Costantino Olevano was from Alatri. He arrived in the United States on August 20, 1911. He was 17 years old and as a result was probably born in 1894. Costantino had a brother Vincenso Olevano. Their father (my great grandfather) was Angelo Olevano. My parents and sister traveled to Frosonone in the late 1980’s but could not find any information due to our surname being changed to Onevelo. Now that we know the name was Olevano I would appreciate any information you may have or direct me who best to contact. Thank you.
    Angelo

  12. John says:

    My name is John Tagliaferri and my Grandfather was Constantino Tagliaferri . He was born in Alatri in 1881 and had brothers , Julius was one name but I do not know the others . He came to America in 1900 and was married to a woman named Esher Fanfarilla . If this sounds familiar to you , please contact me at my e-mail . Thanks for your time .

    • Rachel says:

      John,
      I came across the name Tagliaferri in searching my ancestor. There was a Paolo Tagliaferri who ran a restaurant in Rome, NY. I my grandfather’s cousin worked with him, Giovanni (John) Bricca. My grandfather Quirino Bricca was also from Alatri, but I haven’t found any additional information on him yet.

  13. Pamela says:

    I am lookıng for a old friend last known living in Alatri her name is Shirley and she is English . Her husbands name is Mauro (surname Rossı ?) they had several chıldren and one daughter by the name of Daniela. I would lıke to contact them I last visted them ın 1985. Please contact me ıf you have any detaıls. Thank you.

  14. MATHEW says:

    MY GRANDFATHER, NAZZARINO MATTIA DELLORCO MIGRATED TO THE US FROM ALATRI IN 1902 ALONG WITH HIS SON SALVATORE AFTER HIS WIFE PASSED AWAY. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT WAS HIS LAST ADDRESS IN ALATRI AND ARE PEOPLE IN HIS FAMILY STILL THERE?

    • Cathy DeLorco says:

      My husband’s father, Felice Mariano Dell’Orco, born May 31, 1895, from Alatri arrived June 13, 1913, at the age of 18. His parents were Giovanni Dell’Orco and Olympia Calicchia. Perhaps there is some relation. Thank you.

  15. Reginald says:

    My father, Pietro, born 1898 also had three brothers, Achille, Emilio, and Mark. Their father is Sisto, mother Adele. Are there relatives still living in Alatri? Who are they?

  16. Mia says:

    Searching for my Grandfather’s famiglia, Mansueto Sebastiani.He was born in 1893 and became a naturalized US citizen in 1918. he married Anna Coccia in the US and they had a daughter (my mother) Maria in 1931 who was born in Philadelphia.
    Grazie

    • Diane says:

      Hello cousin: You have found a part of the Sebastiani family here in the US. My grandfather, Vincenzo Sebastiani, is your grandfather’s younger brother. They came over together in 1921 although your grandfather was here earlier than that. I have been interested in researching the Sebastianis in Alatri for some time. Your grandfather was very dear to my mother, Gizelda and I remember his visits to Brooklyn from Philadelphia when I was a child. Please feel free to contact me. I’m happy to share what I know.

      • Joan Sebastian says:

        my grandfather was Cesare Sebastiani. His father was Ercola Sebastiani and his mother Josephine Scerati…do you think that Ercola and Pietronwere brothers? Our Sebastianis were from Alatri/Roma and settled in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York.

      • Joan says:

        Hello…did your father have a cousin in Haverstraw, NY named Cesare Sebastiani or uncle Ercola Sebastiani .

      • Joan says:

        Diane, please share any info you have on Ercola Sebastiani and Guissepina Scerlati from Alatri. They were my Great Grandparents. Cesare Sebastiani was my Grandfather and Josephine Gizzi my grandmother. I am trying to link relatives in my tree. I have come to a break.

  17. Mark says:

    My mother Laura ( Fanfarillo ) Marchwinski is the daughter of Constantino Fanfarillo and Grace ( Delluomo ) Fanfarillo – both from Alatri and the grand-daughter of VINCENZO FANFARILLO from Alatri. Vincenzo Fanfarillo born in 1866 traveled back and forth between Alatri & US form 1903 to 1930 with his brother Pietro Fanfarillo born 1870. Vincenzo and Pietro returned to Alatri and died there….they may have other brothers & sisters who may have relatives on this site that I’d like to connect with. Laura’s mother Grace/Grazia DELLUOMO whose parents were Angelo & Annunziata Delluomo – from Alatri ( possibly born around 1870-80s ) may also have relatives on this site.

  18. Mario says:

    I was born in Alatri concentration camp in 1943. My father Francesco Falzon born 1913 and mother Maria were prisoners of war who came to the camp from Tripoli Libya. Appreciate if you can give me any information on family who may still be living in the region. I believe I may have an aunt still there. I would like to visit the camp sometime this year.

  19. Michael says:

    Hello, It is rumored/speculated that my grandfather, Antonio Frioni left Alatri in the late 1800’s to immigrate to the United States of America. I believe he had a brother named Luigi. I am interested in finding out more about him, his family, the Frioni name, it’s meaning/translation to English, and if it may have been altered or changed upon my Grandfather’s arrival to these shores.

  20. Mike says:

    I’m looking for information on my grandfather from alatri his name is Gerardo Antonio Lisi born on February 14th 1889. There one thing I do know about the family they had the town only olive press. I don’t have his father name or the mother name do you know how many siblings he had and their names I think at least four came to the united states. My grandfather lived in Newport Oregon where he died in 1965. Thank you mike lisi

  21. Joseph says:

    I am looking for any information on my grandfather and his family. I believe he was born (1890’s) and lived in Alatri before coming to the USA in the early 1900’s. He had a brothers named Sisto and Angelo and sister Assunta(?). His name was Giuseppe Luigi Igliozzi. Can you provide any information?

  22. Rachel says:

    Hello,
    I would like information on Guarino Bricca born abt 1893 near Alatri, he did have one sister, but I don’t know her name. His father’s name may be Angelo and mother Katherine. He left for America in 1913 or 1918, I can’t read the last digit on his papers. If you have any information you can send to me, I would be grateful.
    Thank you

    • Rachel says:

      an update…mother’s first name was Carolina (Lena) last name was Florence (Florenz)
      I have seen many spellings of first name Guarino, Guirino, Guerrino even some with a Q for first letter.

  23. Vincenzo says:

    My name is Vincenzo Sperandio son of Antonio Sperandio. I believe my father Antonio Sperandio lived in your city Altria. He traveled to Veroli to sign up for the conscription. He was born in Rome and only his father’s name as on the birth certificate. The only name on his birth certificate it Fransesco of his father with no name of his mother. I have no records of his mother or who she was. He had to have a birth mother. I have all his records after he came to America.

    I am writing a family tree of my family history. Because he was an alleged orphan it is very difficult to get information about him. I was only nine years old when he died so I never had the opportunity to ask him a lot of questions about his background.
    If you have any information in your archives that you can COPY and send me ,I would be so grateful to you

  24. Gina says:

    I am searching for ancestry information about my great-grandfather’s family. His name Biagio Corridori Born March 1890 in Alatri, Italy. He arrived in New York April 11, 1906 to stay with a cousin Francesco Certone. Would love to find out if he had any siblings, his parents and entire family. Please contact me at the above e-mail.

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