Genealogy in Cassino

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Cassino, 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 Cassino registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


  1. Anne says:

    I am trying to get information about my late husband’s grandfather and grandmother who I believe came from Cassino. Their names are Giuseppe Coletta and Maria Carmela Verracchia. I think they came over to the UK in 1890s and were in the ice cream business. They lived firstly in Islington and then moved to Hendon, Any help would be appreciated.
    Regards Anne

  2. Vincenzo says:

    My father came from Cassino or nearby but emigrated to Scotland in the early 20th Century. He had sisters called, Angelina, Rosa and Georgina. His brothers were Guiseppe and Carlo although I believe he had a third brother who may have been called Ernesto. My father’s christian name was Vincenzo. I believe they had property in or near Cassino and he was the eldest son. His mother and father also emigrated to Scotland. My father was also a carabiniere. I still have a cousin called Mario, son of Angelina, who, I believe, lives in Cassino or perhaps he has since died as he would probably be in his late 70s, early 80s. Unfortunately, I do not know his surname although I believe he owned the Fiat agency in Cassino and had a motel. Any help would be appreciated in learning more about the Risi family. Kind regards, Carol Gilbert, nee Risi

  3. Joe says:

    I am visiting the Amalfi Coast in late August. My grand parents immigrated from Cassino in 1909 and 1911 to US. My grandfather, Francesco “Frank” Capraro was born 8/26/1881 and my grandmother Caterina Tadesco was born sometime between 1882 and 1886. We would love to find out more about the rest of our ancestry. Any tips would be most welcome.

  4. Maria says:

    I have ancestors from Cassino or the Cassino area and I’d like to find out more about them.
    My great grandfather Domenico Fiore emigrated to England at the turn of the century with his wife Benedetta Franchitti ( she was from Naples).
    I have been to Cassino before but thought that everything was destroyed during the war. Are records still available?

  5. SUSAN says:

    I’m planning a trip to Italy to research my Italian roots (100% on both sides of family). My grandfather was born Francisco Tomolillo, On July 1, 2 or 3, 1893 (I’ve found all three dates on governmant paperwork here in the USA). He told me he was born in Cassino but the US Draft card for WW I
    says he was born in Santa Leo, Caserta,Italy (I cannot find any town by that name or that sounds like that name). He had a brother named Luigi and a sister names Assunta. His father’s name was Angelo Tomolillo. He married Teresa Centracchio in Rhode Island on May 16, 1915. I have no information on my grandmother Teresa at all, but she dis have a brother named Giovanni–that’s all I know. Thank you. p.s. he changed his name to Frank Tombello at some point after he arrived in the USA, but we don’t know why…his brother remained Tomolillo his whole life.

  6. Emma-Jane says:

    Hello! I have been researching my family history and would like to know more about my ancestors who were from Cassino. I wondered whether there was a cemetery in Cassino or a library with records. I am visiting Rome at the end of November and would like to visit Cassino to see where they are from.

    Any info you can give me would be very much appreciated!

    Many thanks,


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