Genealogy in Ferentino

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Ferentino. As more your surname is common in Ferentino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Ferentino 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 Ferentino 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 Ferentino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Ferentino, 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


41 Messages to “Genealogy in Ferentino”
  1. Diane says:

    My Father is from Rhode Island born 6-5-1925, his father from Ferentino, Angelo born 6-1-1897. Had siblings: Adamo, Pietro, Giuseppe Elena, Antonia and Gaetana. ALL born in Ferentino. There father is Luigi Schietroma. born abt 1868 or 1875 not exactly sure and wife is Gesualda Cuiffarella DOB abt 1871. How can Verify this information about Luigi. this is my Great Grandfather and if he had siblings, who are they….
    Any information is helpful. I was in Ferentino in September 2017 researching…found lots of new family I did not know I had….

  2. Connie says:

    I am looking for information on my grandparents who were both from Ferentino, but met here in the United States and married. Constantino Caliciotti and Katerina (Nina) Damiani. Katerina came to Philadelphia as a widow with 2 children and Constantino came as a single man. He worked in the stone quarries in Easton PA before coming to Philadelphia. Both came through Ellis Island we were told. MY grandmother Katerina had 7 brothers. We would love to visit Ferentino within the next year or so and would like some information before heading there. My best estimate for both of their immigration dates would be 1912 – 1915??

    • Victor says:

      Connie, I made a post about the DI Marco family of which I am a desendent. One of my great aunts, my grandmother’s oldest sister Maria Di Marco (1872) married Pio Caliciotti, father’s name Tommaso. I don’t know if Pio had any sibblings. They had 3 children Antonia (1899) ,Tommaso (1902), and Umberto (don’t know).
      I know these same names appear over and over again in Ferentino but My grandmother Antonia Di Marco came to Philadelphia ….. which may only be a coincidence ?

  3. Rich says:

    I am looking for information on family named Morisino and Piccirilli both came to the US around 1907

  4. Nancy says:

    Looking for anything on Antonio Pintali Shetromo born March 11 1891 Ferentino. Two documents have his Immigration 1904 or 1914 to Shamokin PA Ward 5. It could be Pintali that I am looking for. It could be his mothers name. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  5. mary says:

    looking for Domencio Cellitti, born 1895 in Ferentino…looking for names of his parents.

    • Michele says:

      Mary, I have researched some Cellittis from Ferentino, I ran into one Domenico Cellitti who was born on 4/26/1895 in Ferentino. His father was Ambrosio, his wife was Minnie Dreisch. I don’t know who is mother was. Hope this helps.

  6. Raymond says:

    My grandfather, Raimondo Gargani was born in Ferentino in 1892. He emigrated to the US in 1909. His father’s name was Angelo. He died quite young and little is known about his family. I would very much like to know if he had any siblings and what his mother’s maiden name was.
    Thanks… Ray

  7. Judy says:

    I am looking for more information about Gaetana Ferraguti, my great grandmother who married giovanni palombi from ferentino
    On my mother’s side The Ditorrice: Antonio: sons include Enrico and Cesare from Ferentino who immigrated to USa and settled in Chicago about 1911

  8. Grilli says:

    We are in Ferentino as I write this. Family has an important part of Ferentino history. We are hoping for ant information on the history of the Grilli name here in Ferentino.Severino Grilli’s birth certificate was on file at Town Hall but that was all we could find.

  9. Maureen says:

    My name is Maureen. I am trying to find birth records of my
    grandfather who I believe was born in Ferentino. His name is Alfredo D’Agustin or maybe D’Agustino. My great grandfather’s name is Frank or Franco D’Agustin. Can you find my grandfather and his birth records?
    Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

  10. Debbie says:

    My great grandfather was Ambrogio Bianchi, and I believe he was from the Ferentino area. On his death certificate, it states that his parents names were August (likely Agostino) and Mary Nitti. It also states his birthday was December 4, 1862.

    I am not sure of the exact date he immigrated, as there are several dates on the census. Anywhere from 1891 to 1903. He married Annetta Nizza,I think in NY not Italy, and my grandmother, Angelina Bianchi was born in 1906 in NY, and they had three additional children.
    He died in NY in October 1943 at 80 yrs old. He was 43 when his first child was born, so he may have been married in Italy previously. Unfortunately my grandmother passed young, and we have no information, except the death certificate I found. I would love to find out information regarding our ancestors and be able to share it with my elderly mother, who is the last matriarch left! Any help would be greatly appreciated !

  11. Monica says:

    Our grandfather was born in Ferentino…Virgino Marsecane in 1901. He came to the US when he was 18. He had one brother, Armando Marsecane whose family (daughters Sabina and Chiaccina and children) still live in and around Ferentino. We visited with them in 2008 and had a wonderful visit. We would love to correspond with them once again but have lost our contact information. Any help would be so appreciated.

  12. Gary says:

    My great, great, great, great, great grandfather Pietro Bonacquisti married Donata and gave birth to their son Marco Bonacquisti on 20/12/1718. I am looking for any further information on the family.

  13. Angelo says:

    I was born in Ferentino on Feb 29, 1928. My mother, Virginia, took me to the United States when I was 18 months old. Unfortunately I have never returned to Ferentino. Please send me any information about my relatives and ancestors.

  14. Carol says:

    we are planning a visit to Ferentino in spring of 2016 to do research on Angelo Gabrielli and Mary Fiorini. They immigrated to the United States in early 1900’s. I have their dates of birth and year of marriage in Ferentino. Can you inform me on the best way for us to do research while we are there? We do not speak Italian. Is it best for us to find someone to assist us? It would be interesting to find relatives. Also, perhaps to see where they might have lived and attended church. I would like to know who their parents were and what their occupations might have been. My mother in law was a Gabrielli. Today she is still living and will be 99 in May. This would be a very special gift for her.

  15. Jessica says:

    I’m curious about my father’s maternal side who came from Ferentino, Italy. His grandmother was Angelina Sisti 4/21/1899-11/26/1973(father Fillipo Bianchi, mother unknown), and his grandfather was Frank Sisti 10/31/1893-12/8/1968 (father Guiseppe Sisti, mother Regina Indelli). Angelina and Frank had two daughters here in Elgin, Illinois (my dad’s mother and his aunt). Angelina and Frank were both naturalized here in 1928. I have a lot of paperwork and photos of theirs, many people with the Sisti name, but names and relationships aren’t defined and/or they’re unsearchable assumingly due to Americanized name changes. There was another Angelina Bianchi in Rockford Illinois, which makes things confusing.

    I would love to know more about Angelina Sisti (Fillipo Bianchi, mother unknown), and Frank Sisti (Guiseppe Sisti, Regina Indelli).

    • Rose says:

      My dad was August Sisti and brother to Frank Sisti. I was raised in Elgin and lived there until I married in 1956. So my aunt and uncle were Angelina and Frank Sisti. They had 2 daughters, Florence and Lucille who are both diseased. My dad and uncle Frank both worked at the fondery in Elgin for many years.

  16. kalili says:

    I am researching my mother-in-law’s family, some of whom emigrated from Ferentino. I have found documentation on Pietro Terranera (born 1873) arriving by the SS Algeria in New York in 1902 and settling in Philadelphia. He was married to Angela Valleriani.
    I have no other information on Angela and would love to find any marriage documentation you may have, or anything else.
    Also for Filippo Villani (born 1898) and Virginia Terranera, if there is any.

  17. Palma says:

    My father, Ambrogio Pro, was born in Ferentino on June 12 in 1896.(some records say 1893). My father arrived in America on May 16, 1909. He came to the U.S. to join the U. S. army. I would like to know the maiden name of my grandmother and when she was born etc. Also any more information on the “Pro” family.

    • Michele says:

      My great grandmother was a Pro from Ferentino. Her name was Barbara. She immigrated to Chicago and then Rockford, Illinois in 1933. I am also looking for more information.

  18. Emily DiTorrice says:

    Hi Judy,

    I believe we are related – my father was from Ferentino, Italy. Have you been able to find any information since you posted your email last summer? If not, perhaps I can fill in some missing pieces…. Emily DiTorrice

  19. Joseph says:

    My father Francesco C. Paris (born about 1898) was one of five brothers born in Ferentino…There was Dominick, Lollo, Caesere, Sisto, and Padrino…Also a sister Maria (I think)…Dominic and Frank emigrated to Scranton PA in the early 1900’s…The other three brothers and Maria remained in Italy…Are there any relatives still in Frosinone??

  20. Lorenzo says:

    I am researching my maternal grandmother Loretta Bianchi Bonacquisti. She died cc 1900 ,She was married to Lorenzo Bonacquisti, please advise how to commence my search. I do have the Bonacquisti geneology completed. it was done by Signora Julianna Martini at San Giovanni.

    • Brian says:

      Hello, my great great granmothers name is Teresa bonacquisti whom had a brother lorenzo. Perhaps they are one in the same?

  21. Peter says:

    My father Angelo Podagrosi was born in Ferentino Italy On 8/23/1901. His fathers name is Salvatore and his Mother was Madellina Pittoco. We would like to know where he lived. We are coming to Italy in April and plan on spending a couple days in Ferentino. Also Where would we go to get more information on Angelo and his family. He had a sister Christina and Bernice. It would be nice to know if we have family still there.

  22. robyn garrison says:

    Hello. My great-grandfather and mother were born and married in Ferentino. His name was Arcangelo Gabrelli and her name was Maria Fiorini. He was born in 1883 and came to this America in 1902. I was wondering about further back relations and any information on what their occupations might have been. Also, if there are any relatives still living there. Thank you.

  23. Brian says:

    Hello, My 2x great granfather Dionigio Valenti was born 1-13 1846 in Ferentino.Frosinone, Lazio, Italy He married Teresa Bonacquisti on May 8 1861 San Maria Maggiore, Ferentino, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
    Dionigio’s parents are Giovanni Valenti and Aloisi Battista. Giovanni’s father was Giovanni as well. Any information or a place to look for any information on my family would be awesome.
    Thank You

  24. Victoria says:

    Hello, I am interested in finding out if there is any information regarding my great grandfather Antonio Podagrosi. He was born in Ferentino, maybe between 1860 and 1870. He was a landowner and was killed while trying to stop a fight between his brothers and others in front of a church in Ferentino about 1890. My Great Grandmother was pregnant with my grandfather at the time. She gave him her maiden name, DiMarco. My grandfather Antonio Podagrosi DiMarco lived in Ferentino as a young man and moved back there in the 1970s and built his villa and lived in Ferentino for 10 more years. Are there any Podagrosi and DiMarco relatives still in Ferentino that I could get in touch with? Thank you, Victoria

    • Victor says:

      Victoria, I have some interesting info. I know it is a long shot of you getting this message but I just made a post that may be of interest to you. My great, great grandfather’s name wa Ambrogio Di Marco born 1828 and married Teresa Podagrosi. They lived at 71 via Valeria, Ferentino. The house is no longer there, just a foundation. I was there. They had a son Lorenzo who married “Vittoria” Reali my great grand parents. They had 8 childeren. If this reaches you I have more information like the names of the 8 childeren and the churches they were married in their childeren, etc. If you are interested.

      • Victoria says:

        Hello Victor, Watching the actress Marisa Tomei’s story of her murdered grandfather on Who Do You Think You Are, made me think about trying to look for more information on my Great Grandfather. Was this in Ferentino? My Grandfather Antonio Podagrosi DiMarco dedicated the organ in St. Agatha’s church to my grandmother Anna Blandi DiMarco. My son went on his honeymoon 3 years ago and saw that there was a DiMarco cafe across the street… I’d love any information that you might have to help in my search. Grandpa’s Middle name Podagrosi was his father’s name, DiMarco was his mother’s maiden name. Thanks, Victoria

  25. Kate says:

    We are searching for info on my husband’s grandfather. The ship manifest he came to America on in 1912 has his name spelled as Domenico Petterini, but at least once he made it to Pennsylvania he was known as Domenic Patterino. His birth date was August 21, 1887 and he was from Ferrentino. We would like more nfo on his family in Italy if possible. Thanks

  26. Giovanni says:

    Ultimo volt ache ho visitato Ferentino, Frosinone (2012) me e stato mostrato registry parrocchiali della mia datazione famiglia torna a 1782. Sono interessato a atti di stato civile relativi ai miei bisnonni Reali Amedeo Giovanni Battisto, nato 24 dicembre 1871, e sua moglie, mia nonna, Promutica Teresa Annunziata, cosi come mio nonno Reali Angelo Salvatore Vittorio, nato a Ferentino su dicembre 1899, e che emigrarono negli Stati Uniti nel 1915. Mille grazie.

    • Rob Palombi says:

      Grandpa Palombi’s father was Giovanni Palombo and his mother was Gaetana Ferraguti. Yes, your dad Howard still has several relatives in Italy whom are descendants of Grandpa’s brother Giuseppe Palombo including 2 first cousins in Ferentino and one first cousin in Rome.
      Roberto/Rob Palombi Hayward, WI, USA

    • Victor says:

      Givovanni, spero che sa a leggere Inglese perche mia Italiana e’ non tanto buono.
      My great grandfather Lorenzo Di Marco born 1849 married Vittoria Reali (di Giuseppe Reali). They had a son Amedeo Di Marco who married Rosa Bellotti (di Bartolomeo) they had two daughters Luisa and Maria. Do any of these names connect with members of your family ?

  27. judy says:

    My grandfather is Giovanni Batista Palombi (Palombo),1885-1984. He immigrated to Rockford, Illinois, USA, where he lived the rest of his life.
    I am interested in finding the names, etc. of his parents, ancestry.
    My Mom, Flamina Di Torrice’s Dad was from Ferintino. Her grandfather was Antonio Di Torrice, who married Flamina Paige, from Ferintino. Can you help me find the ancestry of Flamina Paige and Antonio Di Torrice.
    My goal is to visit ya’ll in the near future. To my knowledge,these ancestors were all farmers in Ferintino. I imagine I still have family there.

    • Rob Palombi says:

      My great uncles Peter Palombi and Ambrose Sisti were friends of your Grandfather Rocco. I have a picture of Rocco and other male Ferentino immigrants on a pleasure boat that used to embark from the Rockford Library over the Rock River taken between 1913-1920. Would copy this for you if you don’t have it.

    • Emily says:

      Hi Judy,

      I believe we are related – my dad’s side is from Ferentino, Italy. Were you able to obtain any information since you posted your email? I notice the date is from last summer…. If not, perhaps I can help fill in some missing pieces. . . Emily Ditorrice

  28. Dina says:

    My grandfather’s name was Rocco Tartaglia born on May 8, 1897 in Ferentino Italy. He left Ferentino via Naples for Rockford, Illinois, arriving in New York on June, 11, 1913 on the vessel Ancona. I will be visiting Ferentino in September, 2014 and am hoping to find relatives of my grandfather. Any help would be appreciated.

  29. Russ says:

    I am searching for information, photos and/or documentation of my ancestors from Ferentino, Italy including the following (or relatives of theirs).

    Giuseppe Martini, 05 Apr 1865
    Wife, Alessandra Boccanelli, 15 Jul 1975
    They were married in Ferentino.

    Son, Mateo Martini, unknown
    Daughter, Madelena Martini, 1888
    Son, Vincenzo Martini, 05 Nov 1890
    Son, Antonio Martini, 08 Feb 1892
    Son, Angelo Martini, 09 May 1895
    Son, Giacinto Martini, 1897
    Son, Bruno Martini, 14 Apr 1899
    Son, Tommasso Martini, 02 Jan 1902
    Son, Enrico Martini,11 Nov 1904 (my maternal grandfather)
    Daughter, Mattia Martini, 1908
    Son, Cesare Martini,10 Apr 1910

  30. Deborah says:

    My grand-father was named Antonio Tomei. We believe he was born in Ferentino around 1884. His father was named Dominic, his mother was named Carmella, and we think he had a sister named Teresa. He later came to the U.S. and settled in Pennsylvania and died in a mining accident when he was in his 50″s. We believe there might be some offspring from his sister. We took a trip a few years ago and went to the town of Supino and checked records, but to no avail. My mother who is 86 and the daughter of Antonio, believes is is also possible that he was born in Ferentino. We would very much like to find any ancestors if possible so that my mother can visit them before she passes on given her age.

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