Genealogy in Arnara

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Arnara, 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 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.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Arnara?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Arnara


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.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Arnara from the Italian Unification (1861).

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 (or with us!), 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 Bari.

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 Arnara, or if you have questions regarding your family in Arnara, 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


4 Messages to “Genealogy in Arnara”
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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