Genealogy in Arnara

If you search your ancestors in Arnara, Lazio, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Frosinone province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Arnara registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Arnara 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 Arnara. As more your surname is common in Arnara, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Arnara 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 Arnara 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 Arnara 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 Arnara area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Anita says:

    Yes, my name is Anita (Salvatori) Tempesco. My grandparents came to the US in 1910/1912. They were Sebastian and Anna (Palumbi) Salvatori. They settled in Williamsport, PA. Sebastian’s brother (Joe) came as well. Looking for help to contact my family there.

  2. Joe says:

    My grandparents were named Luigi and Elizabeth or Maria Delbrocco. They came to Canada before WW1. My cousin said the old house is no longer there. Lots of Del Brocco’s still there?

  3. Linda says:

    My father, Giovanni Roma, was born in Arnara in 1896. His parents names were Sebastiano Roma (b.8/9/1854, d.11/5/1936), and Domenica M. Nirchi(b.12/18/1854, d.6/22/1941). Sebastiano’s parents are Giovanni A. Roma and Francesca Mingarelli who married March 4, 1852. I need their birth dates and dates of death. Domenica’s parents are Pietro and Caterina Prosperi, who married 1/5/1852. I need their dates of birth and death also. Francesca’s father’s name was Domenico Mingarelli and Giovanni A. Roma’s fathers’ name was Lorenzo Roma….I have no dates of birth or death. Pietro Nirchi’s fathers’ name was Antonio Nirchi and Caterina Prosperi’s fathers’ name was Benedetto Prosperi. I have no dates of birth or deaths, nor their spouses names and dates. Could you please investigate this information for me, and also, what cemetery are they all buried in.

    • Erin says:

      My grandfather was Dominick Nirchi and his mother was Maria Roma, brother Anthony and his Father was Sylvester.

  4. Jon says:

    My grandfather Giovanni Roma was born in Arnara around 1891 and immigrated to the USA around 1909 to join an older brother. We know precious little about the family that he left behind in Italy.

    We are going to be in Italy in just under a month, and we plan to make a stop in Arnara. I’d dearly love to find my grandfather’s baptismal records, which would lead me to the parents and siblings he may have left behind.

    That said, we have several handicaps. One is that we speak no Italian; Grandpa died prematurely, long beore I was born. Further handicap is the rather common family name of Roma in the area.

    We do have birth dates for both Grandpa and his older brother, even if the year of birth we know isn’t quite right. And the marriage record for my grandpa’s brother (my great uncle) in Chicago gives his parents’ names. But that’s about all we have to go on.

    We certainly will enjoy the simple act of visiting the town he once called home, but is there anything meaningful we can do during our limited time in Italy to find out more about our family history given the language barrier?

    Thanks for any advice.

  5. Erica says:

    Hello, I found today that I may still have family in arnara my mothers name is Rossi my great grand father is Sebastian came over in 1800 I was told family is still there and would love to contact with them through email to compare our family tree.My grandfathers name is James Rossi who has lived in Steger illinios his his whole. my uncle Jack Rossi who is deceased went many years ago to visit. I want nothing more then to connect to my family. I hope you can help in me in my search. Thank you for your time.

  6. Alec Johnson says:

    I am trying to do genealogy about my family who came from Arnara. From what I am able to research and from family lore I am told that my family was wealthy, of noble status and possibly high in Roman society. The family surname is De Persiis which is quite an unusual sounding Italian name (is it Latin?). Do you have any insights onto this subject or how I should proceed doing my research?
    Thank you!


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